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Black Arrow aluminum slip on install complete. Straight forward other than minimal room to replace the heat shield. Also had to back a passenger foot peg bolt out a bit as as not to compress the heat shield. Sound is honestly about the same perhaps a little louder but not deeper. Db killer was left in place for now.

Evotech wind guard protection bars installed over factory windows guards. These are bomber. Look great and bolt up solid to the handlebar. Does not secure to anything else.

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Awesome let me know how the decat works out for you. On mine, I think I will remove the passenger pegs. I don’t like how they push the heat guard down onto the can and push on a rivet on the can.
Good to know. I might have to get the local bike muffler guy to do some adjustments, I usually keep the foot pegs for tying stuff to and changing riding feet position on very long rides.
 

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What are you guys using for the ECU remap?
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Why not? If you free up the exhaust you should increase the air/fuel. These bikes already run lean (which equals hot) to meet emissions testing. You risk burning valves.

Good Luck!
I am sticking with just the slip on since I’m under warranty and have Ducati extended warranty as well.
 

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Why not? If you free up the exhaust you should increase the air/fuel. These bikes already run lean (which equals hot) to meet emissions testing. You risk burning valves.

Good Luck!
Have been reading generally and also some of your related posts in other places. If I was the kind of rider to rarely go over 2/3 throttle, would it still be an issue ?
Many of mates on the 790/890/1290 have full systems without any remapping and their consensus is nil needed … but that is just an opinion.
I have the Unifilter foam filter coming too, but I believe it is more for dust and better fitting than air flow.
if my dealer won’t put on a more suitable map (perhaps a Termi map would suffice???) then what does one do?
 

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That's why I'm asking. I'm not being an ass. I honestly want to know what other options people are using. I'm trying to figure it out as well that's why any type of exhaust modification won't happen for me till there is a solution.

I've been riding, racing, and woking on motorcycles for over 40 years. As stated earlier, all motorcycles run lean to pass emissions. All bikes could stand a retune to run "better" regardless of modifications.

If you are only putting on a slip-on, it will "probably" be okay. But a full exhaust is definitely another story.

No offense to your buddies but "seat of the pants" dynos are far from accurate. A lot of people feel with the louder exhaust note, they think their bike is faster, but it's not. It's just louder. I ride with several street riding groups and there are guys who have full exhaust and no retune and they'll swear up and down, their bike is fine. The only real way to see if you are properly tuned is to put it on a dyno and get it measured.

Personally, I never do a exhaust change out or mod without a reflash or retune (performed on a dyno). For me that is all part of an "exhaust mod". If you are doing the change out just for looks, then go with a slip on. It's cheaper. But if you are truly after performance then a full exhaust and retune is the only way to go.

I'm going to check a local shop north of the city who has a dynojet dyno and a certified Ducati Mechanic and see what they can do. But there is too much snow on the ground to get there. Probably won't be for a couple months.




Have been reading generally and also some of your related posts in other places. If I was the kind of rider to rarely go over 2/3 throttle, would it still be an issue ?
Many of mates on the 790/890/1290 have full systems without any remapping and their consensus is nil needed … but that is just an opinion.
I have the Unifilter foam filter coming too, but I believe it is more for dust and better fitting than air flow.
if my dealer won’t put on a more suitable map (perhaps a Termi map would suffice???) then what does one do?
 

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That's why I'm asking. I'm not being an ass. I honestly want to know what other options people are using. I'm trying to figure it out as well that's why any type of exhaust modification won't happen for me till there is a solution.

I've been riding, racing, and woking on motorcycles for over 40 years. As stated earlier, all motorcycles run lean to pass emissions. All bikes could stand a retune to run "better" regardless of modifications.

If you are only putting on a slip-on, it will "probably" be okay. But a full exhaust is definitely another story.

No offense to your buddies but "seat of the pants" dynos are far from accurate. A lot of people feel with the louder exhaust note, they think their bike is faster, but it's not. It's just louder. I ride with several street riding groups and there are guys who have full exhaust and no retune and they'll swear up and down, their bike is fine. The only real way to see if you are properly tuned is to put it on a dyno and get it measured.

Personally, I never do a exhaust change out or mod without a reflash or retune (performed on a dyno). For me that is all part of an "exhaust mod". If you are doing the change out just for looks, then go with a slip on. It's cheaper. But if you are truly after performance then a full exhaust and retune is the only way to go.

I'm going to check a local shop north of the city who has a dynojet dyno and a certified Ducati Mechanic and see what they can do. But there is too much snow on the ground to get there. Probably won't be for a couple months.
Sounds good. I’ll make some inquiries too. My bike might not get here for a couple of months either.
I did inquire about the plug in servo modules that prevent an error message when the exhaust flapper is disconnected. (I needed one in my last bikes.
This is the reply from Healtech.

Thanks for contacting us.

As far as we know the Ducati DesertX model is not equipped with Exhaust Servo, but if you can send some sharp photos about the Exhaust Servo connector of your bike after it's arrived, we will check the shape and the wire colours at the back to see if an ESE unit could be installed on this model.

Please let us know how it goes.

Kind Regards,
/Krisztian
www.healtech-electronics.com
 
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