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Here is the official FAQ for the StreetFighter forum.

A HUGE thanks to flynbulldog for compiling this list. This is an open thread- please add relevant data to it, improve it and help it grow as we learn about our bikes.

Ducati Streetfighter frequently asked questions and known issues.

This sticky is a resource to quickly access information about the Ducati Streetfighter and to ensure that some of the best discussions are not buried in the pages of the forum.

Known issues

Recalls
Ducati issued a number of recalls for the early release Streetfighter but most of those issues have been resolved and if you have a bike
that was built or delivered after july or August of 09 your bike should be up to date.
But it doesn’t hurt to check with your dealer if you have a question about it.

Another F'n fork recall - Ducati.ms - The Ultimate Ducati Forum

Streetfighter :-D / Recalls :-( - Ducati.ms - The Ultimate Ducati Forum






Fueling

Without going into a load of threads on this subject I can summarize this issue:
Like all new Ducatis the SF Air fuel ratio (AFR) is set very lean from the factory to pass stringent European E3 regulations.
The lean condition is from idle to about 5200 RPM.
The fueling is controlled with a pair of narrow band o2 sensors and below 5200 RPM runs in a “closed loop” mode.

This lean condition has resulted in a flat spot or hesitation at around 3500 RPM for 90% of the new streetfighters.
Ducati attempted a fix to this problem early on with a reflash of the stock ECU and although it was an improvement it was
not a solution for the majority of bikes.

If the sensors are disconnected you get a “Check Engine” light and error code on the dash.
In the past a performance ECU would take you from a closed loop system to an open loop system that was tunable with
a number of aftermarket devices like a powercommander, but the newest performance ECU’s remain in closed loop operation
making these devises ineffective in the problem area below 5200 RPM.

This problem also affects the ability to change exhaust systems, performance air-cleaners and intakes, or other mods
that require an adjustment to the AFR.

There are a number of available solutions to the problem and more are in differing stages of development at this time.

EDIT 01/2013: This is the latest and most accurate info on Streetfighter tuning at this time: http://www.ducati.ms/forums/138-streetfighter/160306-ultimate-list-tuning-options.html

END EDIT- EARLIER POSTS BELOW
So far the cleanest solutions are an aftermarket ECU like the Microtec and the Nemisis but these may have
small compromises that may not satisfy all owners.

There are a few ECU reflash devices like the Pro Tune that can eliminate the exhaust valve and the o2 sensors
which will then allow you to use a powercommander if further tuning is desired.

Tuning devices in development but not yet available are promising but yet unknown such as Tuneboy, Bazaaz,
and an o2 eliminator from Dynojet.

There are number of threads on the subject (these threads often accompany exhaust system questions).

Remember when reading the older threads that it took us while to figure some things out, for example we didn’t know
that the new Ducati performance ECU is running in closed loop but that was later confirmed by a letter from DNA:

I’ll try to list these threads from oldest to newest:

Official 3,500 RPM flat spot Poll - Ducati.ms - The Ultimate Ducati Forum

My Email to DNA - Ducati.ms - The Ultimate Ducati Forum

Fuel fix is official - Ducati.ms - The Ultimate Ducati Forum

Put my full exhaust on - Ducati.ms - The Ultimate Ducati Forum

Official Answer on Full Race Exhaust being Closed Loop - Ducati.ms - The Ultimate Ducati Forum

Protune review - Ducati.ms - The Ultimate Ducati Forum

Tuneboy - Ducati.ms - The Ultimate Ducati Forum

Help me decide - Ducati.ms - The Ultimate Ducati Forum

Ducshop and Microtec = problem solved... Finally - Ducati.ms - The Ultimate Ducati Forum










Mods

Exhaust systems
ZARD slip-on sneak peak for Streetfighter! - Ducati.ms - The Ultimate Ducati Forum

"Flat spot" maintenance bulletin - Ducati.ms - The Ultimate Ducati Forum

Streetfighter Exhaust - Ducati.ms - The Ultimate Ducati Forum

FMF Apex exhaust slip-ons Now Available for the Streetfighter!! - Ducati.ms - The Ultimate Ducati Forum

Here's my version of exhaust - Ducati.ms - The Ultimate Ducati Forum

Rode "Uthatch's" bike w/Full Termi's!!! Wow! - Ducati.ms - The Ultimate Ducati Forum

Dont ride your bike after riding one w/Full Termi - Ducati.ms - The Ultimate Ducati Forum

New Exhaust in the Werkes - Ducati.ms - The Ultimate Ducati Forum

remus full system - Ducati.ms - The Ultimate Ducati Forum

QD side mount exhaust - Ducati.ms - The Ultimate Ducati Forum

ZARD Full Exhaust Ducati Streetfighter Unveiled! - Ducati.ms - The Ultimate Ducati Forum

Undertail exhausts - Ducati.ms - The Ultimate Ducati Forum

Undertail exhausts - Ducati.ms - The Ultimate Ducati Forum

Exhaust Musings - Ducati.ms - The Ultimate Ducati Forum






Stock exhaust mod by Blackie
Stock Exhaust Mod Thread - Ducati.ms - The Ultimate Ducati Forum


FatDuc o2 manipulator
FatDuc Manipulators Installed - Ducati.ms - The Ultimate Ducati Forum

Fat Duc does it really work? - Ducati.ms - The Ultimate Ducati Forum

Intake mods
Air duct mods - Ducati.ms - The Ultimate Ducati Forum

Air duct expansion - Ducati.ms - The Ultimate Ducati Forum

Carbon airbox for the Streetfighter. - Ducati.ms - The Ultimate Ducati Forum

Final Carbon Intake Duct and Oberon Bar-ends - Ducati.ms - The Ultimate Ducati Forum

New Home brewed Ram Air Ducts and covers - Ducati.ms - The Ultimate Ducati Forum

Oversized Ram air intakes - Ducati.ms - The Ultimate Ducati Forum



Right Foot-peg solutions
New footpegs for SF - Ducati.ms - The Ultimate Ducati Forum

Streetfighter Heatshield Mod - Ducati.ms - The Ultimate Ducati Forum



New bar options
FatBars - Ducati.ms - The Ultimate Ducati Forum

More on bars - Ducati.ms - The Ultimate Ducati Forum

aftermarket bar - Ducati.ms - The Ultimate Ducati Forum



How to remove passenger pegs
Rear peg eliminator :mad: - Ducati.ms - The Ultimate Ducati Forum


Mirrors
Best looking aftermarket mirror options? - Ducati.ms - The Ultimate Ducati Forum


Undertail / license relocator
REmoving *%&#($$-ing passenger posts!!! - Ducati.ms - The Ultimate Ducati Forum

Cox Racing licence plate bracket review - Ducati.ms - The Ultimate Ducati Forum

More license plate relocator options - Ducati.ms - The Ultimate Ducati Forum


Steering Damper
Arrow Racing Titanium Damper - Ducati.ms - The Ultimate Ducati Forum

Bitubo Damper for the StreetFighter is now available! - Ducati.ms - The Ultimate Ducati Forum

Ohlins Damper - Ducati.ms - The Ultimate Ducati Forum


Front turn signal mod
Clipped the ears on my SF today..... - Ducati.ms - The Ultimate Ducati Forum

Integrated tail light
Integrated tail light..... - Ducati.ms - The Ultimate Ducati Forum


Rear-sets
SF Foot Peg Solution? Adjustable Pegs? - Ducati.ms - The Ultimate Ducati Forum

will 848/1098 rearsets fit the SF? - Ducati.ms - The Ultimate Ducati Forum

Rear sets for the Streetfighter - Ducati.ms - The Ultimate Ducati Forum

Gilles VCR Rearsets - Ducati.ms - The Ultimate Ducati Forum
 

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Mirror reversed threads

Mirror FYI
One of the mirrors on the Streetfighter has a reversed (right-hand) thread.
Most of them have the Right-hand thread on the right mirror but there were a few with the reversed thread on the left side.

Just don't force the bolt on the mirrors, if it doesn't come loose try the other direction :D
 

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here are some updated threads on

Gearing:

http://www.ducati.ms/forums/showthread.php?t=82932

http://www.ducati.ms/forums/showthread.php?t=80942

http://www.ducati.ms/forums/showthread.php?t=82554

(note) There is a dealer out there that is recommending against a 14t front on the streetfighter because they claim it damages the swingarm
but many of us have the 14t front installed with many thousands of miles and so far nobody has reported any damage or even any
contact of the chain to the swingarm. Look at all the info you can find and make the choice for yourself.
 

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fueling has and contiues to be a major concern with the streetfighter.
The problem plagued me and my bike for over a year and 7500 miles.

I tried many things but this thread outlines my final solution

I think it's the quickest, most effective, and cheapest way to make your bike run the way it should.
The problem for me is gone - done- I never think about it any more except when I visit this forum and read about people still fighting the problem.
 

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Conversion info

Liquid & Weight Equivalents
U.S. Gallon 4 qt = 8 pt = 16 cups = 128 fluid ozs
U.S. Gallon 3.785 liters
U.S. Gallon 231 cu inch = 3785.4 cu cm
U.S. Gallon 8.3370 pounds water
U.S. Gallon .83 Imperial Gallon
quart 2 pt = 4 cups = 32 fl oz = 64 Tbs.
quart 0.9463 liters
ounce (U.S. fluid) 28.35 grams = 29.57 ml = 2 Tbs.
ounce (British fluid) 28.41 ml
tablespoon (Tbs) 0.5 fl oz. = 3 teaspoons
tablespoon (Tbs) 14.8 ml
liter 0.0353 cu ft = 1.05 quarts = 0.2642 gal (US)
kilogram 2.205 pounds = 1 liter water
stone 14 pounds
Temperature Equivalents
(Degree F - 32) X 5/9 = degrees Centigrade
(Degree C X 9/5) + 32 = degrees Fahrenheit
Length Equivalents
centimeter 0.394 inch
meter 3.28 feet = 39.4 inches
kilometer 0.621 statute mile
inch 2.54 centimeters
foot 12 inches = 30.48 centimeters
yard 3 feet = 0.914 meters
rod 16.5 feet = 1/40 furlong = 5.029 meters
furlong 660 feet = 1/8 mile = 201.168 meters
statute mile 5,280 feet = 1,760 yards
statute mile 1.61 kilometers
nautical mile 1 minute of arc = 1/60th degree at the equator
nautical mile 6,076 feet= 2025.33 yards = 1.15 miles
nautical mile 1.852 kilometers
league 18,228 feet = 3 nautical miles = 5.556 kilometers

Your welcome.;)
 

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Lost or broken key threads:

No key



This from the manual:

Reprogramming the immobilizer
This function is for reprogramming the immobilizer system in the event of loss or damage to one or both of the keys.
To display this function, go into the service menu and select the page “REPR. code”.
To reprogramme the immobilizer, enter the electronic code shown on the CODE CARD.
Entering the code:
- each time you press the switch (1) “s”, the number increases cyclically in steps of one digit every second;

- press button (2) “t” to proceed to set the second digit, which now starts flashing. Each time you press switch (1) “s”, the number increases cyclically in steps of one digit every second;

- press button (2) “t” to proceed to set the third digit, which now starts flashing. Each time you press switch (1) “s”, the number increases cyclically in steps of one digit every second;

- press button (2) “t” to proceed to set the fourth digit, which now starts flashing. Each time you press switch (1) “s”, the number increases cyclically in steps of one digit every second;

- press button (2) “t” to proceed to set the fifth digit, which now starts flashing. Each time you press switch (1) “s”, the number increases cyclically in steps of one digit every second;

- press in position A “s” to confirm the code.

At this point, if the code was entered incorrectly, the instrument panel will display the initial code “00000”. There is no limit to the number of times the code may be entered incorrectly.
On entering the fifth and last digit, if the code has been entered correctly, the message “REPR.”, the message “Cod” and the code entered will flash simultaneously; at this point, it is necessary to turn the key switch to off.
From this moment on, the immobilizer system is waiting to be programmed with the new key (or keys); at the next Key-On, reprogram the keys using the procedure described in “Programming the Immobilizer”.
Notes
During this stage, the immobilizer system will immobilize the engine until the keys have been reprogrammed.
 
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