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Just to be clear this is NOT a paid advertisement for FCR's , though they should pay us >:)

If we keep this up maybe the mods will let us start a Keihin FCR board on here...lol
2nd, 3rd & 4th this one - FCR´s are the dog´s for this bike!!! You will not believe the transformation until your try them.
No worries with no choke either, they have an accelerator pump so a few twists to get it going & then you only need to wind up the idle speed (they come with a flexi adjuster) and you´re good to go even, on -2°C mornings in Norway!!!
But yeah they cost a lot...
 

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I installed FCRs this year and am now thinking about going back to stock 15-37 gearing. It runs so smooth (for an old Duc) at 2500 now despite a light flywheel, and it has plenty of pull to get the front wheel airborne, so I feel like I don't need the shorter gearing any more
 

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A 14 tooth sprocket is a really quick and easy fix on these bikes.
I found smoothness was really helped by fitting up-rated coils as they give more even firing. You can get a CaliforniaCycleWorks kit from ExactStart in the UK.
If you join the Ducatiukforum and subscribe, ExactStart will give you a good discount :)

Ps I would also highly recommend ordering a starting circuit cable kit from him. It will transform the way your SS cranks and starts Again, the discount applies. :)

ExactUK HiCap Starter Cables for Ducati Motorcycles - Available Kits

Dyna coils kit for Ducati Monster and SS.
I was thinking about mounting some Nology PFC-coils when I'm switching the Kokusan for an Ignitech ignition.
These coils apparently are the best in combination with the ignitech...


And about the starter cable kit: I've made my own. Just bought some good quality cable at the local auto parts store and a college of mine attached Klauke lugs on them and shielded every connection with glue-lined shrink tubes.
Total costs: €17
They make a huge difference in the way the bike cranks and starts! Very happy with them.
 

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Refurbished for $1150.00 Pretty sure that's close enough to new price I would be buying new.

If I found a set under $800 I would consider them, close to $500 and I would find the money and take the blame later.
Maybe I need to check and see if prices have gone up again. Just a clarification about 5 years ago a brand new set was $900 so if you bought a new set back then it is worth pretty much what you paid for them used.

Imagine what these legendary carbs will be worth if they stop selling them?
 

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oooh yeah, maybe need to lay down a few sets, next to my single malts haha!!
 

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Worn or dirty sprocket and chain can cause this issue. My bike with a new chain and sprocket kit (900ie) will run smooth down to 2,5k RPM at low speeds. It will run smooth even at sub 2k RPM, but that's not good for the engine <img src="http://www.ducati.ms/forums/images/smilies/smile.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Smile" class="inlineimg" />
You can run your 900SSie smoothly below 2000rpm?
 

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Changed front sprocket on mine to lower gearing and has helped a lot.

Still need clutch for low speed odd shaped roundabouts we have here in the UK in built up areas but much better than stock gearing. Easy and cheap to try .....price of a sprocket and short time retension drive chain and good to go.
 

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Okay, I've made a decision.

For now, I'm not gonna buy Keihins (hold it, hold it, let me finish!) cause they are too expensive and I wanna make sure the bike is a 'keeper'.
I'm gonna ride it this summer with a smaller front sprocket, next winter I'm gonna replace the belts, check valve clearances (and adjust if necessary) and install an Ignitech ignition (probably in combination with new coils and pick-ups).

If I still own the bike by that time (I expect so, just love her) then I'll reconsider Keihins.
Word of honor.

You guys can live with that?
 

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I would modify your game plan.

1. Save the money on the coils,pickups and ignitec
2. put on the 14 tooth front sprocket
3. keep an eye out all summer for a set of good used keihins

My reason being you can do the sprocket cheap and rewards are noticeable. I love the ignitec units but I also have no issues with kokosan in fact All of my personal bikes have 100% stock ignitions even though I can buy aftermarket at cost and have a ignitec setting in the top of my tool box. I have not seen most bikes through my shop benefiting from changing these components. Plug wires yes as my dyno picks up leakage and even though you can not feel it or lose power due to it some wires are starting to break down.

I have not done back to back dyno testing on coils for performance but I know I would take oem over aftermarket from a reliability standpoint. I might change one carby coil every 8-10 years.
The ignition items list you have will be just a little bit short of the cost of a used set of keihins or almost half way to a new set.

Do we need to start a poll on how to spend BelgianDuc900SS money?
I mean really , does someone have his wife's phone number?
 

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Mine will run smoothly almost down to idle on non ethanol fuel. Not quite so smoothly on the ethanol. I have stock carbs with Factory Pro kits, 42.5 pilot jets, screws 4 1/2 turns out, aftermarket coils, wires, caps, and iridium plugs. 15/41 gearing. I use SeaFoam with every tank full. I played around with it quite a bit to get it that way because I had park trails to navigate with a 10 mph speed limit. It can be done. The major change, I think, was the carb rebuild to make sure there were no worn parts. Factory Pro kits have titanium needles and nickel plated emulsion tubes to reduce wear.
 

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