Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Buckley, WA, United States
Scarico Tronco-cona install nightmare
When Ducati announced the air cooled 796 Hypers were done, I went out and bought a steering damper and custom exhaust, because I figured the aftermarket items would quickly disappear.
I looked through the pics on your sticky and bought the Scarico 2 into 1 because it was cheap and got the hot pipe away from my butte. And then I got busy and left it all in a box. Some years went by, then my CO2 tire bottle exploded from the heat on a long fire road. The fanny pack tools went all over, and a hole was punched in my tail light. I was saved by my BMW leathers, which kept a screwdriver out of my back.
Now that I had an excuse to remove the Ducati exhaust, I set about the install this weekend. Here are the instructions:
"ALL THE MOUNTING OPERATIONS MUST BE DONE BY SPECIALIZED PERSONNEL." No other instructions or even a picture of the completed unit was included. The picture on their website looks like a HM1100.
So, now I have a relatively rare bike with an even rarer aftermarket kit. Hindsight is 20-20, as the saying goes. I looked on You tube and saw nothing.
It looks like the major technical issue is that Scarico intends for you to remove the engine mounting bolts to install the new brackets. Any hints on that would be appreciated. I sure hope to avoid pulling the engine. I was just going to loosen the 8mm hex mounting bolts and see if I could wedge in the brackets.
The other issue is the new tail light setup: They gave me some odd stuff that does not seem to fit anywhere. I've not posted any pictures here, but if somebody thinks they can help --I will learn. On Thumper Talk, they force you to Bit Bucket for all pictures.
You would think that somebody else would have already been through this grinder, but I saw nothing helpful in several searches. A link to better pictures or HOW TO would be appreciated.
Joe in Buckley, WA
2010 HM 796
and a garage full of Honda dirt bikes