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« on: October 07, 2007, 08:38:55 PM »

As many of you have read in my other post i am very new to the street bike and especially DUCATI world, as of now my S2R 800 is still stock if you exclude the corsa carbon tank guard (1098 style) and the carbon key guards.

If any of you knew me you would know i am not one for keeping things stock!
being as new as i am i am wondering what some of your opinions are  on a good/great first mod!

I would like to get the most bang for the buck as i can!!!

I would also like to hear everyones take on the idea of a custom exhaust, what size, style, and pics if anyone else has one them selves.

(remember everything stick-on add 10HP) LOL
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« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2007, 09:00:53 PM »

Look at my thread Bike mods my former S2R dark mods, and pics are listed.
 I would suggest exhaust mods first a full system open air box and and get the bike retuned then a 14 T front sprocket the 800 really needs it. cheap mod around $30 will transform the S2R into a better riding machine and power wheelies will surprise you often.     
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« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2007, 09:15:12 PM »

What year is your S2R? That will make a difference on the exhaust mods...
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« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2007, 02:40:15 AM »

Leathers/track day.
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« Reply #4 on: October 08, 2007, 03:37:27 AM »

Leathers/track day.
Typical sTD answer, don't mind him he's a track junkie.  
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« Reply #5 on: October 08, 2007, 04:06:59 AM »

Even though my bikes a carby, the best money I spent was on the Nichols aluminum flywheel.
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« Reply #6 on: October 08, 2007, 05:37:32 AM »

Typical sTD answer, don't mind him he's a track junkie.

True that... But I'm serious here (for once). 

Tell me I'm wrong when I say that riding on a track is the absolute best & quickest way to develop the good bike control reflexes that pretty much all street-only riders lack, regardless of how long you've ridden.  It's those same bike control reflexes that will do more than anything else in keeping you from turning into a statistic on the street.

Hey, bolt anything you want to on your scoot, it's a free country, but none of it's gonna help you better avoid serious injury or death.  Learning to handle that thing to the absolute best of your ability in a controlled, safe, track environment WILL.

Another side benefit of riding on the track is that you start to realize that there are certain shenanigans best done at the track, not on the street.  I know it's slowed my happy a$$ down significantly, and cdd would say the same.  Yeah, some of you have seen us roost corners, wheelie, etc, but you then need to realize we're riding at way less than 50% of our ability, which leaves a huge cushion just-in-case, we're pretty selective where we do it (no oncoming traffic, no gaurdrails, only rural roads, etc), and we're wearing the right gear, etc.

I want my riding brothers & sisters to be around for a LONG time, hence my insistence about learning to ride well.  I poke fun at those of you who spend hundreds or thousands of $$$$$ on accessories, instead of taking a Kieth Code class and/or doing track days, but half in jest and half serious.

Bling is cool, but being a highly skilled rider ROCKS and that ability will probably save your life someday.

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« Reply #7 on: October 08, 2007, 07:17:16 AM »

Well, I think sTD makes a good argument.  In addition, I must say, dropping a few bucks on a 14 tooth front sprocket makes a lot of sense.

It's only $20 to $30 for the part, doesn't take long to install yourself, and makes a significant difference in the acceleration of the bike.  If you happen to not like it, which I've never heard of happening, then it's a quick simple mod to undo.
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« Reply #8 on: October 08, 2007, 09:15:15 AM »

remove the reflectors.

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« Reply #9 on: October 08, 2007, 11:59:01 AM »

well first off it is an '07 and secondly i have not had a chance to get it on the track but i have taken riding courses.

Sorry Rev. but if i take off the reflectores i loose like 20 HP just from the forks alone so why would i want to do that? lol J/K

other suggestion?

What brands should i go with what ones should i avoid and also what are some of the best sites?

I have been searching and it is pretty tough to find sites with a lot of monster stuff!!!
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« Reply #10 on: October 08, 2007, 08:30:34 PM »

I know that Desmoworks sells sprockets. You might try there and don't forget about the discount our members get. Check out the sponsors page for details.

I also know that Anthony from Desmoworks posted up on the DML today about a Zard full system for your bike. He has one that he discounted since it was a like new demo set. You might email and ask him about it. As I recall it was about $1300 something but don't quote me on it.

Zard makes nice exhaust. So does Sil, Fast By Ferracci, Arrow, Termignoni, Leo Vinci, and Spark. I really like the way Zards look and people talk highly of them.
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« Reply #11 on: October 09, 2007, 03:15:43 AM »

Following sTD's suggestion, you might want some added insurance in putting on some frame sliders.  I know some don't agree that they are that much of a benefit, but I have seen the pucks ground down after several bike went down and aside from bent pegs/broken mirrors, they probably do work.
The stock mirrors suck...can't see anything but your own shoulder.  I went with the CRG lanesplitters and love them.
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« Reply #12 on: October 11, 2007, 07:56:51 AM »

frame sliders were def. in the back of my mind but i wasn't sure if they were worth it.

I had some issues with the stock mirrors at first but i have them perfect now.

Does any one have the Quat D exhaust? i love the way it looks but how does it sound? it is hard to tell from the vids i have seen.
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« Reply #13 on: October 11, 2007, 08:09:14 AM »

If you're talking about the Quat D Ex Box, I don't like the sound and I've heard several others comment negatively about the sound.  It just doesn't sound "Ducati" but I can't quite explain it.  Maybe it's too raspy?  I can't quite put my finger on it.
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« Reply #14 on: October 11, 2007, 08:15:23 AM »

Std you are right on target.  I wish my wallet and work schedule would allow me to do it.  I am making arrangements for next year to get some track time along with two added safety courses.  Yes I do want to attend Keith Codes school.  I did buy the video should anybody want to view it.  Maybe a night at Racer Troy's or well ride to your location since I have never been there.  Saw living proof with Mario, Matt Carr, Rob,Rose and Kevin at Putnam.  This guy an endurance rider on a smaller bike no bling blowing the doors off everybody with 300+ cc's more than him.  Man he could ride.  Rode a Kaw mean green machine.
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« Reply #15 on: October 11, 2007, 08:28:55 AM »

 Stay away from the Quad D it sounds like farting in a tin box.
I like the look of it too but the sound was a major turn off for me.
I would get a set of these my preference order
Termignoni- High mount or shotgun
Silmotor- high mount megapipe
Zard- high mount
Arrow-shotgun
 Check with Anthony from Desmoworks He's a local guy from Bloomington he had some exhausts on sale...
 
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« Reply #16 on: October 12, 2007, 08:33:14 PM »

nah, Termi's sound like crap.  Just listen to Mario's bike and see for yourself 

My list of favs includes Arrow, Sil, Zard, Termi, and Leo Vince in no particular order.  They all sound great!
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