Hahahahahaha.... Sorry. Deals Gap may be exciting for the average American rider - and having viewed a LOT of Youtube ride videos of roads in America - I can see why. ______________________________ sooo straight.
I posted a video here a while back that's MY road out the front door - it's 80kms - and a good 50kms of it is about as twisty as Deals Gap - or worse. And a 100kph speed limit and nearly no cops. Which then feeds in to several hundred more kilometres of similar roads. If I ever (OK - when) get caught up on the work here that got behind over the past 4 or 5 years, I plan to video a few more local roads - which might make you kinda jealous... Sorta like this one
(though I don't go THAT fast).
Anyway - not here to make fun of you guys lack of fun roads...
Some comments about your airbox and exhaust. Re the airbox lid - the snorkels are HORRIBLY restrictive. To let the engine breathe like it needs to (particularly with that new exhaust), you have three choices - either remove the snorkels, and leave the lid as is, or remove the snorkels, and chop holes in the lid as well, or just remove the lid.
I removed the snorkels shortly after it had it's first service from new, and they've never gone back on again. I wasn't too keen on the idea of chopping holes in the lid, especially as the holes where the snorkels go are plenty large enough.
When I bought my K&N filter, I tried running the bike without the airbox lid - and if you think it's loud without the snorkels, try it without the whole lid (use a large rubber O-ring to hold the airfilter in place). So the lid went back on, sans snorkels. Much better. Noisy if you're used to things more modern, but an acceptable (for me) compromise. Plus there was an idea/theory around (on some Ducati forum somewhere) that the having the airbox lid on, helps create a 'dam' effect on the airflow from the front of the bike, creating a higher pressure area around the intake holes, thus helping to pressurise the airbox. I have no conclusive proof that this IS the case. However
, when I bought my FCR's and the exhaust system, I wasn't able to tune my bike on a dyno - there wasn't one anywhere near me at the time. So I tuned it the old fashioned way - several kilometres up the road is a long straight, very suitable for full throttle 5th or 6th gear runs and plug chops.
As I already had a large range of Keihin jets, I was able to just keep richening up the main jets until it didn't sputter and misfire under full/large throttle openings - and ended up with MUCH richer main jets than anyone else I know here runs. Other than a bit of a play with the idle mixture screws and airjet screws, that was the only jetting that I ended up changing. Again, watch the video - err - it's a bit over 35 minutes, so set yourself up with a drink...
- you'll hear (where the wind noise is bad, I've dropped the audio levels - and bring them back up through the slower bits where the engine can be heard. Oh - and with that jetting in, I get a best fuel economy of 8.6 litres to 200 kms (at a roughly 70mph cruise). When it was stock (-ish, with DynoJet kit and K&N) I used to run 10 litres to the same 200kms.