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2006 MS2R1k

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    At every opportunity, people get up me "piss off that cat, it looks ugly". Yeah, yeah, yeah, I know, it's horrible. Problem is, closed loop fuel injection on these + limited support for aftermarket ECU + the fact they run leaner than 5-star premium horse mince, they're not the easiest thing to just whip off a big-arsed collector box.

    Enough excuses, after tomfoolery chasing an aftermarket ECU and giving up, the 4 year/40000 km service at MotoGarage is seeing the ECU reflashed, an open airbox installed, a PowerCommander installed... and the following item:

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    So, haters, give it about a month, and the cat will be gone.

    (For the followers out there, this is a Spark midpipe bought from Motowheels. Was either that or a Zard midpipe, cause I like my staintunes. They look and sound different, and I like having the two pipes on the one side. Otherwise I'd have just got a Zard full system in Ti).
     
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    40k km service time... well, ok, I've only done 30k km on it, but it's 4 and a bit years and that means it's due for cambelts. Now, these aren't actually that scary to do yourself, but, there's a few more mods to be done at this service (mentioned above), so it's off to MotoGarage for some flashing, tuning, servicing and everything else.

    I did, however, buy all the bits for the service (with the exception of an oil filter: Brett has a few out there). Thanks to the strong AU$/US$, I bought my bits from overseas, from Commonwealth Motors. They have a brilliant parts picking service and are really nice to deal with. Cheap, too :).

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    1a - Spark midpipe for S2R1k, main pipe.
    1b - Spark midpipe, downpipe for front cylinder. You resuse the downpipe from the rear cylinder.
    1c - Spark midpipe, associated crap like hoseclamps.
    2 - Cam belt tensioners. No idea if they need doing, but meh, they're cheap and siezed bearings are a good way to snap a cam belt. For non-Ducatisti, that is a synonym for "expensive engine rebuild time" - hence replacing the belts every 2 years, as required.
    3 - New airbox lid. This way Brett can cut it up appropriately. A lot of people cut too much plastic and then they run a bit lean.
    4 - Cam belts. There are two on a Monster - one vertical, one horizontal.
    5a - Fuel filter. This sits in the fuel tank.
    5b - Fuel filter clips. These guys are hella nifty, they're really small versions of the clamps used on CV joints.
    6 - Clutch kit. Metals and frictions are bought as one.
    7 - Air filter. The OEM ones flow pretty freely, and at about $240 for a K&N vs. $20 for an OEM... I like resuable but that's too good to pass up.
    8a - O-rings for the cam end covers (2: 1 end cover per cylinder).
    8b - O-ring for the fuel tank access port. Needed when you replace the fuel pump or the fuel filter.
    8c - O-rings for the valve inspection covers (4: 2 per cylinder).

    Not shown:
    * Oil filter.
    * Spark plugs (x4 - two big, two small... 2 plugs per piston).
    * Shims (don't know what's needed till you measure them).
    * Pro-tune ECU reflash kit (need to reflash to remove closed-loop mode).
    * PCV (time for adjusting the fuelling!).

    My aim was to go a Nemesis which is a replacement ECU, but it was too hard to find the right one for my bike, and buying in from the States = serious pain for warranty stuff.
     
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    Pictures say a thousand words, so here's three thousand.

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    Pro-tune reflash done, just waiting on PC5, when Brett @ MG will also modify my airbox to make max power without being stupidly cut. Lots of stuff done at this service and the guys at MotoGarage did a great job.
     
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    That looks nice Super. Clean is how a bike should be.

    Dave.
     
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    Nice.........this is why the Thunderbird will be going to MotoGarage when the new pipes and associated bits arrive. :cool:
     
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    I saw this rustbucket out at Moto Garage on Thursday. It was looking pretty good :thumbsup:
     
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    Not as entertaining a comment as when Stace and I visited it on Monday (I like to keep track of my bikes when they're in hospital). Valve covers were off, Brett was checking the valve clearances.
    Stace: "Oh look, I didn't know the insides of a Ducati were made of little bits of credit cards!"
     
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    [insert standard joke about Ducati toolkit here]
     
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    [insert witty riposte regarding Jono's sexuality]

    P.S. Stace bought a Suzuki GT250 last weekend. We plan on cafe-racing it.
     
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    Yeah, I've seen the pics. Sounds like it's going to be a tidy little restoration!
     
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    It will be a good restoration, though I want to seek sponsorship from CRC for all the carb cleaner I've used up so far!
     
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    Right, so thanks to a delay with getting the appropriate PowerCommander in, I ran at EC on 18/12 without it.

    Tomorrow, it heads to Moto Garage for the final stage of tuning: airbox modifications, PC and a few other bits of fettling. The bike is running rich, using somewhere between 6.5 and 7.5 L per session. Which is pretty impressive consumption, all things being equal. The Monster used to get good economy before the flash, but it was also pretty lean.

    Speaking of lean:
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    Thanks to Fox for the pics :).

    Such an awesome bike. Ran really beautifully all day, though I flogged the oil (120 degree oil temps after each session - Brett will change the 1 week old oil tomorrow). It also needs new front brake pads now (will go uber race pads). Front fork seal on LHS fork is a bit second-hand; the rear shock is not too bad but it's 100% at the front and about 90% at the back. That's fine, I don't mind it dancing around at the back, so long as the front is planted.

    Pilot Pures rule, too, they're such a brilliant tyre. Fire it out of the pits, left up T2, right through T3 and they were perfectly at temp and ready to carve. Good in the wet, too, though I had a few slides being overly enthusiastic with the throttle. The Monster, however, just feels like an overgrown dirt bike and slides so brilliantly.

    For what the Monster is, and let's face it, they're meant to park around in the city and just be a street bike, I was super happy with how it performed at EC. I'm definitely going to have to run it again at the track. Given how easy it is to convert it to a track bike, this will happen soon I am sure.

    Speaking of track prep:
    * Remove headlight, 5 mins
    * Replace with aluminium black plate I made, 2 mins
    * Remove front indicators, 5 mins
    * Remove mirrors, 2 mins
    * Remove rear indicators 5 mins (hard to get to the cables)
    * Remove rear plate hanger etc: 5 mins.

    MIZ did the prep for this time, too :).

    The only other thing is... I think I'm finally going to chop the tail. Need to make up a numberplate support, and a little bracket to hold the taillight. I already have an integrated taillight (without the indicators hooked up), so I'll hook them up and it'll be sweet.
     
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    it's not a ducati without a latte tray
     
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    It has been used for such a purpose before.

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    The Americans, however, call it the 'beer tray' and that's what I tend to use it for.
     
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    Love your track pics Supa! Bike looks awesome also! I was out at Brett's yesterday and he was telling me how you flogged your oil at EC! Glad I get to see the pics also!

    Yeah, I want to do the chop also! Thinking sometime over the xmas break the beer tray will be gooonnnneee!
     
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    YOURS IS THE DARK!!!!
     
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    Nope, that's not my one on the hoist out there! I've got a Black 02 900, it's not a dark model though (even though the one in my avatar is a dark).
    I was just out there getting my Remus pipes put back on :)

    EDIT - My avatar is no longer dark!
     
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    cool pics supa she looks sweet.what pressures were you running just for interest sake the rear contact patch looks jes rite
     
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    The poor standard oil cooler couldn't keep up with the red-hot performance I was putting in :p. Or something like that. I mean, I was on it, hard, every lap, every session. One of the disadvantages of the oil-cooled 2V ones, esp. the 1000DS motor.

    Spoke to Brett this morning, glad to hear you got a reflector :).

    29F, 30R. That's 100% cold pressures. I ran whatever gave me +3 psi as soon as I came back in from a session, which is pretty much my standard pressure setting. I just measure it when hot: if it hasn't risen 3 psi from cold then I know I can drop them (they're not heating up enough) and if they've risen more than 3 psi, I know I need to add a touch (pressures are a bit low). Did the same for Stace's 250R :).
     
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    Hey Supa... I just saw your bike out at Motogarage. It looks even better in person than the photos above! Probably looked better though as it was sitting next to a gay pink 750 :wink:
     
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