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A Slip-on system consists of just the silencers and short pipes which connect to the "Y" pipe under the seat. The full system consists of all the pipes right back to the cylinder heads. There will be no O2 sensor ports on a full system. The original header pipes on a slip-on system may still have the O2 sensors or may have the ports blanked off.

The exhaust valve that uuu refers to in the previous post is not a feature on 696 Monsters. It is only on the larger engined 796/1100s. Its main job is to strangle the exhaust at certain revs so the bike passes the drive-by noise pollution test in the USA. The 696 isn't as loud and gets by without it. As a result the 696 has little more storage room available under the tail since the actuator motor isn't required.

We have partially wrapped the headers on my wife's 796. We didn't do it for performance but to try and reduce heat transfer into the frame, therefore we only wrapped the section where it passes close to the frame. We also added carbon fibre covers on the rear subframe to add further insulation between rider and bike.

The exhaust on this bike consists of SC Project slip on system attached to a 696 "Y" pipe, O2 sensors removed, and a Ducati Performance tune loaded into the ECU.

We mostly ride in hot-dry conditions on rural roads. So we have also added a bash-plate from a Scrambler and a stone guard to protect the oil filter.

Keef.

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Does your wife feel the wrap's effect on the heat retention?
She says her 796 is definitely much better than when she first got it and is also not as hot as her previous 696 was.
The typical temperatures we ride in range from about 16-40 degrees Celsius (61-104f).
We have taken several measures to address the heat issue, some are listed above but the full list is:
1/ Replaced the 796 "Y" pipe with a 696 one that doesn't have the exhaust valve and valve body.
2/ Installed a reflashed ECU (from "Ducati Depot") with the Ducati Performance tune installed (which puts more fuel in at low revs and runs 'less lean' and therefore cooler (and more responsive).
3/ Wrapped the segments of exhaust pipe that run close to the frame, but left the segments with better 'airflow' bare.
4/ Installed "carbon-fibre frame covers" to the rear sub-frame, which act as additional insulation between the metal of the frame and the rider. (search "carbon-fibre frame covers" on ebay and you'll find them)
5/ Glued a sheet of heat shield material to the bottom of the seat pan (ensure the woven side is towards the heat source and the shiny metalised surface is toward the seat pan). (Search ebay for: "REFLECT-A-CLOTH Thermal heat shield")
6/ Started using 'mid-grade' of octane fuel rather than 'high-grade" which makes it run cooler and better and didn't make any difference to fuel consumption (ie 95RON instead of 98RON) (USA equivalents are 89MON instead of 94MON).

Hope that helps, Keef.
 
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