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Old Nov 12th 2018, 09:45 AM   #1
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My 1299 S is my 1st Ducati, obviously first L -Twin. My question is do I need other upgrades like with Japanese bikes. Usually the first additions with my other bikes are Power Commander, Air Filter and Exhaust. However most common riders and even mechanics aren't European qualified, because of that no one will though my bike for anything even simple unless its at the dealership which is the only one where I live and on the other side of town. When I dropped my bike off at the dealership, I didn't get a welcome to the Euro/Ducati family feeling, so unless I know specifics... They won't answer questions.

Could anyone give me a reference point to start... Ducati/1299 Panigale for Dummies start if you will.

I've owned several bikes in the past, always willing to learn more..

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Old Nov 12th 2018, 10:10 AM   #2
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Originally Posted by ATLien View Post
My 1299 S is my 1st Ducati, obviously first L -Twin. My question is do I need other upgrades like with Japanese bikes. Usually the first additions with my other bikes are Power Commander, Air Filter and Exhaust. However most common riders and even mechanics aren't European qualified, because of that no one will though my bike for anything even simple unless its at the dealership which is the only one where I live and on the other side of town. When I dropped my bike off at the dealership, I didn't get a welcome to the Euro/Ducati family feeling, so unless I know specifics... They won't answer questions.

Could anyone give me a reference point to start... Ducati/1299 Panigale for Dummies start if you will.

I've owned several bikes in the past, always willing to learn more..

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Some dealerships give that "we are dicks" feeling when you go there. Don't worry about that. What I would ask is what is the bike not doing that you want it to do?
The machine makes 205 H.P and 105LBs of torque, you really don't need more power.
The bike is pretty loud as it is.
You can try a Bren Tune, it will open up some power delivery, pick-up in the mid range and give a more even throttle response.
Your bike has forged aluminum wheels, personally wouldn't waste your money on Carbon Fiber rims.
IF you just want to bling the bike out, forget everything I said above and go nuts.
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Old Nov 12th 2018, 12:49 PM   #3
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First thing you should do is a ECU Reflash. But decide if your gonna go Full system or Slip then Contact Motowheels out of California. All that first Gear stalling stopped and I just had to feather the clutch out of first Gear. Stock fueling I had to Rev it to the moon so it would not stall or die in first Gear. I hated my 1299 with stock Lean ECU settings
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My 1299 S is my 1st Ducati, obviously first L -Twin. My question is do I need other upgrades like with Japanese bikes. Usually the first additions with my other bikes are Power Commander, Air Filter and Exhaust. However most common riders and even mechanics aren't European qualified, because of that no one will though my bike for anything even simple unless its at the dealership which is the only one where I live and on the other side of town. When I dropped my bike off at the dealership, I didn't get a welcome to the Euro/Ducati family feeling, so unless I know specifics... They won't answer questions.

Could anyone give me a reference point to start... Ducati/1299 Panigale for Dummies start if you will.

I've owned several bikes in the past, always willing to learn more..

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Old Nov 12th 2018, 12:57 PM   #4
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So, my bike has a full Race Akro, wasn't to sure about the ECU Flash since the electronics are very much a part of the Pani S.

Are you all saying that a PC5 and Air filter aren't needed because its an L-Twin, or that the stock parts ( that are on the bike) are what's better because a Ducati?
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Old Nov 12th 2018, 01:02 PM   #5
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If your bike runs fine with Stock ECU programming Great
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So, my bike has a full Race Akro, wasn't to sure about the ECU Flash since the electronics are very much a part of the Pani S.

Are you all saying that a PC5 and Air filter aren't needed because its an L-Twin, or that the stock parts ( that are on the bike) are what's better because a Ducati?
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Old Nov 12th 2018, 05:49 PM   #6
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If you still have the charcoal canister I would definitely remove that. You can find instructions on this forum.


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Old Nov 12th 2018, 05:53 PM   #7
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If you still have the charcoal canister I would definitely remove that. You can find instructions on this forum.


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Old Nov 13th 2018, 10:30 AM   #8
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I would say bmc sprint race air filter and throttle body spacers to get rid of the slack
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Old Nov 13th 2018, 11:32 AM   #9
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Rapid Bike Evo, is a fuel module that constantly adapts to run at the correct A/F ratio regardless of what filter exhaust you chang, or when you change. All plug and go, no dyno required and cost you about 1K. can simply be removed if you sell your bike.
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Old Nov 13th 2018, 06:10 PM   #10
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Originally Posted by 1299rFE View Post
What I would ask is what is the bike not doing that you want it to do?


This is a very good question to ask yourself. There are plenty of, “what mods do I do first” threads so I’d do your homework.
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