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post #1 of 32 (permalink) Old May 12th, 2019, 11:53 am Thread Starter
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Hey guys,

I was just giving my Hyper 1100 a good clean and noticed a large and smaller hole in the plastic headlight mount.



The larger hole lines up directly with the upper cut-outs in the front fender. I'm assuming for airflow.



I was wondering if you think it would be a good idea to drill a similar sized hole on the other side of the headlight mount in this general area. In order to line up with the other fender cut-out.





I wouldn't expect to feel any difference HP gains (I wish lol) but perhaps it would be better for cooling purposes? But I'm wondering why Ducati didn't cut a hole on the other side as well? I've heard of turbulent airflow and how it could negatively affect performance? Not sure...maybe because the ECU and most of the wiring is on the right side??

I'm not sure what to think...wondering if anyone else has drilled a couple more holes or maybe it's not even worth the hassle? Let me know what you think..

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post #2 of 32 (permalink) Old May 12th, 2019, 6:27 pm
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where's the voltage regulator?
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where's the voltage regulator?
Directly above the Oil Cooler. Below where the current 2 holes are.

Even with the front fairing/fender on...the regulator is pretty exposed.

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I wonder if that small hole is for an oil breather line. Looks too small to have anything to do with air intake for the engine.
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Due to the size of that hole Iím going to say it has nothing to do with the air intake for the air box. That would be like trying to breathe through a straw.
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pull the tank off and have a look at the airbox - your little hole is somewhat irrelevant.

you need a much bigger drill to help it too.
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pull the tank off and have a look at the airbox - your little hole is somewhat irrelevant.

you need a much bigger drill to help it too.

I don't have an airbox...running Velocity Stacks with K&Ns. Hmm...makes me wonder what that hole is for then? I was thinking airflow because it lines up perfectly with the Vents in the front fender.

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post #8 of 32 (permalink) Old May 13th, 2019, 11:06 am
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It's to offset the imbalance of weight of the single sided swingarm. Best I can come up with on short notice.
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Is it a headlight aiming screw access?

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I don't have a Hyper but wouldn't the air temperature/pressure sensor be back there.
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