Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Toronto, , Canada
How to improve shifting on hyper 939SP
Fellow 939'er, some tips for you (some obvious, others less so):
1) Breaking on these bikes and the gearbox is a little longer then one might expect. 4000 km or 2500 miles is not unrealistic before you get everything settled and it works the way it's supposed to.
2) It goes without saying that if you are sissy shifting or if you are not wearing a racing boot with a stiff sole, the likelihood of missed shifts and false neutrals is much higher.
3) Because this bike runs a wet clutch and the gearbox is bathed in motor oil, the type of oil used will actually make a difference in responsiveness of the shifter. I have experimented with several different brands of oil, several different viscosities and I find that the Motul 7100 in 10w-40 delivers great results.
4) Shifter adjustment aside, replacing the foot pegs can also provide a more positive shift feeling. See my recent post about the Ducati performance foot pegs mod for details. Made shifting even more responsive for me.
It's obviously a matter of personal preference but I can tell you from first-hand experience that the bike shifts very well with the above conditions respected and obviously once warmed up (another quirk with wet clutch Ducs -shift way smoother when up to operating temp). I can get through a full day ride or track day without missing a shift or hitting a false neutral.
All that said, I'd be real curious to hear what your experience is like if you do the Factory Pro mod...
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