The NEW Mille's are V4s.The old ones, are 60 degree Rotax twins. The V4R is a ridiculous beast. 100 arrives in 2nd and before the end of the on ramp. With throttle left over.Hmmm....i though Mille's were V4's....guess I need to get better educated.
My former co-worker Alex accompanied me on his CBR600RR to Montauk Point Lighthouse on the eastern most tip of Long Island. After a total of 172 miles today, the 800 felt like another bike, near a VFR like, sport tourer) This latest version of tweaks to the adjustable clip-ons has totally transitioned it in terms of comfort. As I had reverted back to factory spec.....I'm gonna work back and lower the front end just a hair (I'm still on my tiptoes) via raising fork tubes in triples, thinking 10-12mm. I'll then have the compromised sidestand shortened a bit via a certified pro welder at my former job. I believe that will then complete and personalize my comfort/lowering tweaks to best as I can get them. An aside....the 800 Ducati seat is actually more comfortable than my new CBR650 Honda rock hard example. Huh? What?Which bike? I think the 800, with underlying motives.
A: a comfort test of the current bar/rise configuration in a long ride scenario (around 150 mile)
B: I'm just under service mark of 6,000 mi, I'd like to reach that, to then commence with a valve clearance check (to include MBP collet install) while weather finally agrees. An FI tweak or 2 as well. This quirky Eye-talion Marelli FI new to me, learning my limitations.
As I've posted, I'm still learning, experimenting with complicated Ducati tuning via its factory ECU. I've since bought a pre-owned "period correct" Dynojet PC-3, installed it. The correct Dynojet software rare, though relatively simple, uncomplicated in comparison to Magneti-Marelli based IAW diagnostic. Additionally, the PC3 is tuned over and above, separately from, without disturbing the factory ECU. Screwing up, losing the original factory "map" would be catastrophic. The PC3 being the obvious logical answer in allowing simple, safe experimental tuning. To be continued....On the Ducati SS800...messing with (and still learning) diagnostic laptop software, double checked my TPS setting revealed was at 2.4 (degrees of opening)....amazing technology allowed one click RESET back to factory spec 2.7. Starting, idling perfect.... but raining here, unable to test ride, dammit.
Leaving todays "lesson" right there...I'm deathly afraid of screwin' settings (or something else) up.