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Hello members, got my monster a few months ago; 05 M1000 S DS model with 6K kms in great shape; shipped it home and started working on it. No.7 in my small collection and took my first ride yesterday.

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So far I managed ; oil+air+hydraulics+plugs, belts,new tyres, changed the exhaust, replaced the monoshock and fork springs (Hyperpro), and other stuff. My air box was modified the mainstream way i.e. top part cut in half with no restriction. I am not a fan of the idea so found the stock part for little money and should have it in hand next month. Will check my valves this week and hope to improve the running of the bike as didn't really like how it ran. It is definitely lean but didn't note any flat spots or hesitation so I am partially blaming the airbox. The ECU is running the stock map which I downloaded with TuneECU. I tried the DP map but on closed throttle the bike was dying out and had to restart with the choke open and releasing the clutch. The throttle bodies are synched so will try again with the DP map and the air screws further out. It did fart through the airbox on one occasion and die on me on low revs; still need to get used to it.

The handling is spot on; the Mitas tyres and the Hyperpro setup are a perfect match.

Hope you guys can help me out with a few issues, and hope to be of assistance to the whole community.
 

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Congrats, sweet ride. Welcome to the Asylum!

The stock map is a bit lean, and I suspect that with the modded air box, you are running leaner still. Are you referring to the DP map that was provided with the Termi's?
 

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Congrats, sweet ride. Welcome to the Asylum!

The stock map is a bit lean, and I suspect that with the modded air box, you are running leaner still. Are you referring to the DP map that was provided with the Termi's?
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I make use of an app called TuneECU and the site has a repository of maps for supported motorbikes. There are 2 maps for the M1000; one is stock and confirmed so with mine which I downloaded with the same app, and the other is detailed as DP map. I compared them both and the DP map is slightly richer across the whole chart, timing is different too.

I will return to stock airbox as cant stand the excessive induction noise. I also beleive it will improve low end response.

I can share screenshots of the maps if desired.
 

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Some updates I want to share and maybe get some feedback.

The first ride I took wasn't really pleasant...it didn't idle properly so went back to my garage and reverted to stock map. The speedo was shaking all over and the intake noise was atrociously loud. The bike felt under-powered...I hated it!

Few weeks later;
Speedo sorted as the tabs holding the servo motor were all broken. Bit of JBWeld epoxy and all good.
Replaced the modified air-box cover with an unspoiled one. Full face helmet as the intake noise is still considerable but now I can hear the rumble of the exhausts :) .
DP map re-loaded + TPS reset. Air screws at 2 1/2 turns open. Idles fine and needs the choke + some extra throttle to start from cold.

I replaced both sprockets. The stock are atrociously low for the gearing ratios the bike has. I went with 14T front and 44T rear to achieve a higher ratio of 3.14. The bike has improved significantly and feels like this is the ratio it should have had. I no longer need to control with the clutch around roundabouts, or rev up to 4K rpm to launch from a stop. I can easily hold motorway speeds in 5th and 6th gears (in Malta i don't need those gears even with 14/44T setup).

The clutch is the next thing to be upgraded.
 
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