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post #11 of 14 (permalink) Old 03-20-2019, 01:29 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the info, as luck would have it I actually do live in Victoria! I looked the guy up and he looks like he could def help. At this stage though the bike is still under warranty, so i guess what I was trying to get an idea of is whether this sort of thing is just part of the "ducati fuelling" so to speak, and not necessarily a fault as such, or something that might be covered under warranty. So at this stage I don't want to get a custom map, it's not a showstopper problem just a bit annoying I just wanted to see if anybody else has experienced something similar to this before I handed my bike over to the dealer for them to look at it.. which from past experience can take a while and if it just is something that you gotta deal with then there's no point...
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post #12 of 14 (permalink) Old 03-20-2019, 01:34 AM Thread Starter
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@Towbar thanks for the info, sounds the same as mine. Be keen to hear how you go with the dyno and tuning if you have time to post back. In particular whether they make any suggestions to eliminate or alleviate the problem.
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post #13 of 14 (permalink) Old 03-20-2019, 01:38 AM Thread Starter
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Originally Posted by ronski View Post
Hi Des,

It does sound like it's running lean at that throttle setting. Just changing pipes and putting in a sports mapped ECU will most likely give you a map for 'sport' conditions, ie. more fuel at high revs with not a lot of fine tuning at lower or steady throttle.

Yes, it is a Ducati, but any fuel injected modern engine should run smooth from 2k up. You should consider getting it on a dyno with O2 or fuel ratio sensor. The modern systems are a lot more complex than before, a custom map may help.

I live in Perth, not sure where you are in Aus. If on the east coast, there is a guy named Brad Black who is somewhat an expert on tuning Ducati's. Also a forum member for many years. I would contact Brad and if not able to get to him he should be able to give advice. he is in Victoria.

Hope this helps.
Originally Posted by Buhgaboo View Post
The power curve I got from a Google search for "monster 821 power curve"...never been on a dyno...but you can see on the torque profile that it gradually declines until ramping up around the 5-6k rpm mark...the openers relate to the valve's the opening that is more critical to performance than the the clearance grows or shrinks it is essentially affecting the engine timing and valve overlap...thus effecting laminar flow... creating turbulence... and disturbing the exhaust gas scavenging effect etc...the engine really likes to be ridden at a specific aggression level...your either just cruising along or setting a lap time lol...the more maniacal you become the happier my monster gets
Thanks for the explanations @Buhgaboo re the openers.. makes sense.
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That was my best guess. If that's not it then the problem is above my pay grade. You're best to have a pro tuner look at it.

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