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Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Grass Lake, Mi, USA
So , since you have time, I suggest dropping the needles a notch and see if it still runs well. In normal riding your on the needle 90% of the time so if fuel mileage is bad that’s the area to fiddle with. I don’t know the condition of your carbs, but worn needles and emulsion tubes are guaranteed to make your mileage suck. If they’re worn, see if you can get titanium needles and nickel plated emulsion tubes from Factory Pro. They’ll have a longer life. If your pilot jets are too large that won’t help either, but it shouldn’t effect mileage all that much. Mains, same thing . In other words, rich mixture is throwing fuel away. Air intake restrictions won’t help either, which is why I prefer an air box over pods. The Dyno will tell you that, one way or the other. Regarded timing and exhaust restriction also effect mileage. So does valve adjustment. So if all that stuff is spot on and your mileage still sucks it’s probably the same issue most Ducatis have, a loose nut holding the throttle.
'96 Ducati SS900CR, '07 S4RS, '06 Busa, '77 Bonny,
'00 Superglide, '85 Sportster, '78 SR500