I am in the process to fixing my lean running bike. It just is not happy at low RPM's & the mid range is better, but still not happy. I have not done the open air box or K & N filter yet, I just have the Fast by Ferracci pipes with the stock ECU. I have read some threads that others have there bike running great with the stock ECU, yet my bike is not there. I would like to put the DP ECU on it, I am finding that the DP #96515104B is not made any more by Ducati.
Does anyone have a new virgin DP ECU #96515104B for sale? No dealers have it, Bobby @ Desmo Porsche has the 06 & 07, I understand it is no longer available. I guess I can go buy the Termi kit, but why just to get the ECU. Or can I still get the Termi kit?
If not I guess my options are a Power Commander or Dobeck Power Card. Moss Motors is right up the road from me so I may want their product.
The bike is ok when I ride solo, but to 2 up, it is not fun for me or the passenger.
Did the dealer adjust the lean settings via the VDST software? You need to do this when changing pipes or airbox flow. You might also have them reset the CO values and balance the cylinders if not already done.
As for getting the DP ECU, call up DNA and raise holy hell. You won't be able to get the Termi kit anymore (Remus actually, who no longer makes the cans), but tell Ducati that it is complete bullshit that they can't sell you a new ECU when it takes them literally 10 minutes to program the part and ship it out.
When I got my Termi kit for the SC, the ECU was programmed by hand, and included a hand-written label with the part number, so I know it can be done.
There are plenty of us, myself included that would freak out if our DP ECU shit the bed, as we can't get replacements any more (even through Desmo Porsche). This to me is very, very weak of Ducati on something that should be a slam dunk. It's not like we're asking to have it for free, even paying retail, Ducati's attitude is that they won't do it even though the process is very simple.
DNA's phone number is 408-253-0499, dial "0" when it asks you for an extension and talk with customer service.
If you want to contact Ducati S.p.A. directly (which I would do as well), you can contact Mrs. Simona, or Céline via the firstname.lastname@example.org
You could also send them a fax directly at 0039.(011-3024150), if you don't wish to email.
Give 'em hell!