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Old 11-04-2018, 08:25 AM   #141
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Thanks buddy - it does shout 'race bike' - even the wife commented on it looking mean. She said the red was sexy but this is more menacing.

I had no idea it would go this way when I got it - it was oem all the way. It should be pretty unique though - the combination of satin (not gloss or full matte) and SBK panels should make sure of that.

I've just got to decide whether to go for just an end can or a full system as neither are cheap options but the full system is something I never thought I'd consider. I think it's a full on modding illness rather than a bug now.
You have come this far with it and the build has been a very high quality throughout, the full system would be the cherry on top to go with the look and finish. What system was you looking at termignoni, Yosh, Akra?
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Old 11-04-2018, 08:52 AM   #142
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You have come this far with it and the build has been a very high quality throughout, the full system would be the cherry on top to go with the look and finish. What system was you looking at termignoni, Yosh, Akra?
There was only one considering the inspiration for the build - termi!

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Old 11-04-2018, 10:12 AM   #143
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I would find it a tough choice between the carbon or titanium both would go well. Carbon match the theme well or the satin finish of the titanium just to give it a little break up in the whole out look.
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Old 12-04-2018, 12:04 AM   #144
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Campisi Customs has a YouTube channel and at the minute they are doing a FULL carbon build on a 1299 including carbon wheels and carbon tank, they fitted a full Akraprovic system and it looks well.
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Old 10-05-2018, 10:46 PM   #145
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It's been a while since I updated this and we have some good news and bad news. Fortunately, it's mostly good before anyone has any horrible thoughts!

I managed to get her ship shape ready for a ride on Bank Holiday Monday and it was great to get a few miles in. First stop was at the Super Sausage Cafe:

20180507_095659 by Matt Bly, on Flickr

Then on to the H Cafe:
20180507_111455 by Matt Bly, on Flickr

Total for the day was a reasonable 125 miles, albeit solo (aka billy no mates). It was going well until I got home and was greeted by a rather sorry looking tail tidy:
20180507_131205 by Matt Bly, on Flickr

I had noticed it drooping after my last ride and hoped it was just my imagination - it wasn't! It was bending exactly where it was identified earlier in this thread and I had hoped that it wouldn't be the case. Unfortunately, it clearly wasn't up to the job so a rethink is required.

Anyway, on to better things and yesterday saw me take a trip to TTS Performance in Silverstone to get a baseline dyno run in before the full system was fitted. It was then on to Baines Racing a mile down the road to get the work done. I was allowed to hang around and film the job. I also picked up a spanned and got involved where I could.

First time with the new Motolug (collapsible) trailer:
20180509_084434 by Matt Bly, on Flickr

All strapped down
20180509_095922 by Matt Bly, on Flickr

Time to start work:
20180509_103935 by Matt Bly, on Flickr

Stripped down:
IMG_4644 by Matt Bly, on Flickr

An assortment of bikes in the workshop:
IMG_4648 by Matt Bly, on Flickr

You wouldn't believe how much these go for nowadays!:
IMG_4647 by Matt Bly, on Flickr

Now the plan was to go back to TTS the same day for an 'after' run but we ran out of time and I took the bike home. I was also in a rush to get back out on it and go to the local DOCGB local branch meeting. I was also looking forward to getting a ride in to see how the exhaust had changed things.

As well as the exhaust, I had a Sprint air filter fitted and uploaded the upmap which is essentially a remap suited to the full system. I managed to get out the door at about 1930hrs and the bike was nothing short of transformed! The stuttering at low speed and the unpredictable throttle were gone and it was smooth all the way. It also felt much more tractable at 'normal' revs which is where you are when riding on the road. Within the first 500m I could tell I had done the right thing!

Couple of shots from the meeting:
20180509_195519 by Matt Bly, on Flickr

20180509_214800 by Matt Bly, on Flickr

I believe this is a round case bevel = eye wateringly exclusive and valuable:
20180509_205308 by Matt Bly, on Flickr

Anyway, back to business. Today, I went back to TTS for the 'after' run. I'll move on to that later but not before more bad news - the tail tidy is no more! It finally cracked along the weak point and when I got to TTS it was in a sorry state. I managed to nurse it to Baines who kindly lent me some tools to remove the whole assembly. I cable tied the number plate to my camera bag on my back and hoped for a lack of rozzers on the way home! Here's the state of it now:

20180510_185600 by Matt Bly, on Flickr

20180510_185608 by Matt Bly, on Flickr

After sorting that, I nipped round the corner to Ducati UK for a couple of snaps:
IMG_4671 by Matt Bly, on Flickr

IMG_4672 by Matt Bly, on Flickr

IMG_4665 by Matt Bly, on Flickr
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Old 10-05-2018, 10:59 PM   #146
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And now on to the elephant in the room and to answer the question 'what did she do on the dyno?' I'll put the graph with the before and after runs below but here is the summary:

Old = 185.8 BHP / 97.71 Ftlb
New = 187.04BHP / 97.5 Ftlb

Sounds like a waste of time looking at the numbers but what it doesn't tell you is the shape of the two curves when compared side by side. Between 4-6k revs, the after curve has a massive increase in both torque and power (about 20%) which is what I was feeling on the road. Before, it would chug at ow revs, get going and then go bats hit crazy at 7500+RPM. Now it pulls smoothly and like the proverbial train before sgoing just as crazy after.

It makes it feel far less of an all or nothing bike to ride which is one of criticisms levelled at the 1199. I know it was improved for the 1299 but neither like low revs too much. I'm a little disappointed there wasn't a bigger headline number but 187bhp (at the back wheel) is pretty damn healthy. I don't know if the second run was hampered by the bike wanting to slide on the dyno roller but the tester seemed happy with it.

Here's the graph:
20180510_170133 by Matt Bly, on Flickr

I'm trying to upload the second run but the first dyno run is below:
20180509_100720 by Matt Bly, on Flickr

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Old 11-05-2018, 12:31 PM   #147
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Excellent update bud
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Old 25-05-2018, 10:51 PM   #148
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The stop gap solution to the knackered tail tidy arrived today so I got it / them fitted. The solution is an integrated tail light by Whitelights and a NRC plate hanger which is a common mod in the US but not so common over here - mainly due to the size of plate that has to be used due to the lack of clearance under the bike. Both parts were supplied by Design Corse and actually arrived really quickly.

Here's what came:
20180525_213901 by Matt Bly, on Flickr

The tail light is a smoked, rather than red version which I think fits in well with the rest of the bike. Here are the OEM and replacement units side by side:
20180525_203140 by Matt Bly, on Flickr

Of course, the other difference is the wiring for the indicators being included on the new one. It was pretty easy to fiddle with the routing of the wires as the new tail can be stripped down in a matter of seconds now.

Here's the finished job:
20180525_213610 by Matt Bly, on Flickr

And images of the lights in action:
20180525_213531(0) by Matt Bly, on Flickr

20180525_213531(1) by Matt Bly, on Flickr

The new number plate is on it's way and should be here tomorrow. I just hope it doesn't melt straight away!! I've heard some plates are fine and others are rubbish so I'll have t wait and see. It may even require a pressed metal plate in the end.

Although the above looks pretty nice, my goal is to actually produce a new version of a tail tidy that allows me to run some normal indicators and a slightly larger plate so as not to attract any attention. Right now though, it's simply the case that I can't ride the bike without the stop gap above!

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Old 26-05-2018, 09:51 AM   #149
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For anyone interested, here's a video of the dyno runs for comparison.

https://youtu.be/hr4puoyReF8

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That looks really good, the new lights look very tidy
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