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I'll start this now and post up more details about past mods and improvements later on, but the reason why I start this now is that my carbon tank has been repaired and is ready for the paint.

Same tank in ebay

So I'm going for red of course and some exposed carbon and maybe some white too. Ideas? Renders?
 

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I have been looking at the same tank for my 999.

Maybe the tank will look good painted red with a broad white stripe down the centre with two thinner white stripes either side of the broad stripe. Then leave the gap between the stripes as exposed carbon.

Anyhow please post pics of the tank when on the bike as I would like to see how it looks.
 

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I weighted the tank when I got it and it was 1,9 kilos :O I weighted the OEM tank once and it was roughly 6 kilos. Massive save IMO and in my case(got it for good price, cos it was damaged) the bang for the buck is quite high. In flesh it looked quite good, but you never know until it's fitted on your bike.
 

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I'm going to install the 749R cams that I purchased from a forum member couple of years ago. I'll probably contact Chris Steedman for some pointers, but if anyone here wants to throw some suggestions on cam timing etc I would be glad to hear them.
 

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I'm going to install the 749R cams that I purchased from a forum member couple of years ago. I'll probably contact Chris Steedman for some pointers, but if anyone here wants to throw some suggestions on cam timing etc I would be glad to hear them.
Ive put them into two 999's, probably got some info useful.
 

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Good to know. Now that another trip to the dyno is a must, do you think re-flashing the ecu would do any good or should I continue with the OEM + pcIII? Is the flashed ecu programmable with some software so that we could tune using only it or do you only flash the ecu and then fine tune with pcIII?
 

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How about a 999/1038 kitted engine, sell you 749/924 kitted engine. Swap! Some owner would love to have that 924 motor-unless your attached to it...:D
 

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How about a 999/1038 kitted engine, sell you 749/924 kitted engine. Swap! Some owner would love to have that 924 motor-unless your attached to it...:D
I think we have special relationship. I still remember that moment when I was in 6th gear WOT and I felt this small hickup from the engine. That was the end for the cylinders and pistons. Also emptied my wallet quite effectively ;)

I'm not sure how much money the bike is worth because ppl are always worried about tuned engines since they don't know it's past. So I'm quite skeptical about selling it for any reasonable price. Therefore the bike's a keeper and if the engine would go some day then it's 1198R engine in it for sure. So many other goodies in the bike that need to be used :)
 

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Bike is getting assembled, but I need some info. I have the magnesium Marchesinis now so what kind of sprockets fit the new wheel? I have brand new 520 Renthal chain waiting, so I need the rear sprocket that fits the bill.
 

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Bike is getting assembled, but I need some info. I have the magnesium Marchesinis now so what kind of sprockets fit the new wheel? I have brand new 520 Renthal chain waiting, so I need the rear sprocket that fits the bill.
You have a 14T front ?? My 999 is geared 15/43T....and it's stone perfect. To go any less on the rear and your just not maximizing acceleration. I had a 41T rear and just moved up 2. So far it's great...easier shifting, clutching off dead stop, still loads of top end.
You'll need a specific rear sproc for the Marchesini's if they are aftermarket and not OEM. I have a like new 41T 525 AFAM rear-too bad.
 

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About the tank. It's still unpainted, but I saw it today and gotta give credit to the painter who also fixes carbon fiber. Top notch job!

I'll take the carbon tank, carbon nose cone and my old scratched fairing and talk with the painter about the paint scheme. Should be done in the next few days. Pics to come.
 

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Took the carbon tank and the nose cone to the painter along with fairings and other small parts. Gona get all the small scratches fixed and new laquer on top so it should look good afterwards. Next weeks mon-tue is my goal now to get the bike up and running.
 

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For some stupid reason I never checked whether that coolant expansion tank fitted 999 or not. Apparently it's for the 916 etc models :D Anyway, that's up for grabs if someone is interested(dunno if it makes sense to ship it outside Europe though).

On + note the bike is getting ready :)
 

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I checked out the clutch and it's basically the same as my Ducati Performance or a Yoyodyne unit. Quite possibly this seller makes Ducati's slipper, or Yoyodynes. The only difference is they silk screen Ducati's logo on it.:D I haven't had any issue's with my DP slipper. I'm a maintenance nut when it comes to it though. I'm always taking it apart, greasing the ball bearing ramps, spider spring feet. The only thing about this type of clutch is the judder that you feel in the lever. I'm sure this unit will do the same. I quelled my lever judder or kick back by adding 2 convex metal clutch plates.
The thing with dry clutches is they are maintenance items...they wear and need to be replaced.
 

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I checked out the clutch and it's basically the same as my Ducati Performance or a Yoyodyne unit. Quite possibly this seller makes Ducati's slipper, or Yoyodynes. The only difference is they silk screen Ducati's logo on it.:D I haven't had any issue's with my DP slipper. I'm a maintenance nut when it comes to it though. I'm always taking it apart, greasing the ball bearing ramps, spider spring feet. The only thing about this type of clutch is the judder that you feel in the lever. I'm sure this unit will do the same. I quelled my lever judder or kick back by adding 2 convex metal clutch plates.
The thing with dry clutches is they are maintenance items...they wear and need to be replaced.
I assume you are talking about the 6 spring one?

Got news from my mech about the belt rollers. They were too tight, but he managed to get them istalled with some fiddling.
 

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I assume you are talking about the 6 spring one?

Got news from my mech about the belt rollers. They were too tight, but he managed to get them istalled with some fiddling.
YES and I can speak of a 4 spring also. I had purchased one of those, a Ducati Corse unit, same thing that Sean Cork (a Ducati racer rep) sold on Ducati's privateer performance parts website. I bought it used from a guy in France-Kevin. It was a ramp-type/mechanical slipper, no ball bearings. The difference between the two is the ramp type engagement did not have any lever judder, much smoother.
After I had my 1038cc kit installed along with new up spec cams, porting, HC Pistals I ran into a slipping issue at high RPM. ..in fact the 4 spring IIRC is the one that comes OEM in the 999RS. I couldn't understand why it couldn't handle the HP in my 999 if this unit could withstand RS HP. I tried several spring combos, pack heights, etc....still slipped. Sold it and bought a DP 6 spring/ball bearing type slipper. I guess the 4 spring would be called a mechanical slipper, not a ramp type...irregardless the 6 spring has worked perfectly after 3 years of street use.
That said I would not buy a slipper clutch for a road going bike in hindsight. Too much maintenance, pack wear quickly, my hub ball bearing ramp anodizing is wearing thin and chipping. I just broke a spider spring....things that didn't surprise me. But IMO it's just not worth it for a street bike.
 
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