Can anyone tell me where I can still buy a Ducati 996 FIM UM222 Chip?
I have a Ducati Performance COD 965025AAA installed at the moment.
I have read that the FIM chip is better and you can convert to single point injection.
I have 50mm Termi half system fitted with the Ducati Performance Chip, will I be better off going down the FIM route or not?
Is there any other way of making my Duke perform better without spending a fortune?
Any help would be fantastic!
Thanks in advance....Kevin
You can gain a lot of usable performance by lowering the gearing.
The 996 has a 1.84 primary ratio combined with a standard (non-close ratio) gearbox that makes it probably the highest geared stock Ducati ever. I strongly recommend that ALL 996 owners change from the stock 15/36 94-link chain to a 15/43 98-link setup (or the equivalent 14/40 96-links.)
This lower gearing also raises your top gear rpm at highway speeds to avoid the 3,500rpm stumble and 5,000rpm half-throttle bog that the UM222 smooths out. If you don't experience this stumble the FIM chip won't make a significant difference. It will however run lean at highest rpm because the single injector pulse duration maxes out.
I have check and the bike has a 15/43 98-link setup so I guess that is why I don't seem to have any issues the bike runs fine no problems at all no matter how I ride it.
I think changing the Chip would be a waste of money if I could even source one over here.
So my next question is what about Air Filters.
I have stock ones at the moment, I hear BMC Filters are very good but cost a few pounds.
Is there any others on the market I should consider?
Once again thanks for everyones help here!
ultimap ceased trading over 3 years ago, so the only way to find any of their eproms is second hand or old stock. silverback, doug lofgren and myself can make the eproms, but i can't sell you one labelled um222 as i don't own the name.
if you're revving it hard enough to have any issues with high rpm leanness then you're riding the wrong bike.