The 04-06 Ducati
749's are AWESOME!
With just an exhaust system added, they make as much power as most of the preceding 748's that were raced in AMA Pro Thunder Series.
San Francisco based Desmoto
Sport's old 748 was the highest True HP bike that we ever tested in
the AMA's old Pro Thunder class - with 107 True HP with race fuel.
(And we did test the #1 bike, too.)
Factorini Provente Microbearing Shift Kit - quicker shifting and
virtually eliminate missed shifts. |
Combine the Shift Kit and the Lightweight Centering Spring for the ultimate.
Pro Shift Kit
Love the bike? Except for the shifting? Hard to find neutral?
The famous Factorini Provente Shift Kit is now available for the Ducati Twins.
Factorini Provente designed and manufactured Microbearing Detent Arm and Factorini Provente designed Detent Spring will firm up the shift feel and virtually eliminates missed shifts - both upshifting and downshifting and neutral is easier to find.
quicker. Misses fewer shifts.
Factorini Provente Microbearing Detent Arm and Factorini
Provente Detent Spring.
Installation: Less than 2 hours to install with impact wrench and large socket set.
Can I install it myself? Yes - If you can remove the clutch assembly, you can do this.
2010 Sept 16 Bob Hunter wrote
Good positive feel to all gears up and down, biggest improvement is selecting neutral, far better than stock.
I can highly recommend the upgrade.
Lightweight Shift Centering Spring
Click Here to buy
Just rode bike awesome shifting, smooth, smooth smooth
Lightweight Shift Centering Spring
For when you decide that you want lighter feeling shift lever action for better feel.
A lighter foot shift pressure is less unsettling.
Decreases lever effort required to make a shift.
Makes foot shift pressure more like other sportbikes.
Since you are not having to push so hard to move the lever, it's easier to find neutral.
Like your rearsets? But, no matter how you lube, shim, adjust the arcs, angles and lengths, it's still annoyingly stiff to shift?
San Rafael's Michael Aron's 749
06 16 06 10pm
After PC3 tuned to Best Power on an EC997 dyno -
The Tuning Dyno
Note nice, even, undisturbed surface on tire after running on Factory Pro EC997 dyno's patented High Traction drive roller - a far cry from what a high hp bike's tires looks like on a dealership level dyno's knurled drive roller after a loaded sweep test.
Michael Aron's 749 06 16 06 mojotown.com
Feedback 06 19 06
Hi Michael - Not a bad performance
for a stock bike with a pipe on it - Good job! I usually don't
work till midnight on a "school night". The content managed site sounds
like a good idea. Marc
This is what you call the "working" dyno room.
Some of the industry's most effective carburetion, tuning and dynamometer patents came from this very room - Many, many hours spent in here.......
The "pretty" dyno cell is in the other building
tire wear dynojet dyno blister damage knurled drive roller land and sea superflow dunlop michelin pirelli metzler
EC997 High Speed 4 Gas
Decades of Dynamometer Evolution
Better because we use 'em and test 'em and develop 'em every day.
Why, just last night (06/20/06), we developed an even quicker and more accurate programming routine for the EC997's realtime hp readout for tuning those critical part throttle settings (in-town cruise for street riders and high rpm / part throttle / on/off for the race and track day riders).
We are still the ONLY dyno company who trains
people to tune to realtime tenth hp accuracy. Most of the rest "sell"
dynos as a profit line item.
Still stomps all over "tuned to an af ratio" commonly(!) by 3 to 4 True hp power levels at part throttle.
Almost 1/4 of our local EC997's work is retuning power commanders from San Francisco, Ca area dealership level dyno "af ratio tuning" to optimal EC997 Best Power maps for better power and better engine smoothness.
|Best Power Ducati Tuning
For the absolute best Ducati tuning,
your local Factory Pro Tuning Center
can tune your 749's power commander or other "mappable device" to Best
Power using the EC997 dyno's Realtime HP readout. Realtime HP Readout
allows quick changes so that engine temps aren't wildly varying during
the test, unlike the painful, tire damaging, loaded sweep tests that
dealership level dynos do when they "tune to an af ratio".
That's a simple fact that many upper
level tuners know - Though it's surprising how many duc "specialists"
aren't aware they could be doing even better.
Not all Factory Pro Centers are Ducati savvy, so be sure to call and talk about your duc first -
If you are lucky and it works
in your bike and you like it, (100%), why don't you kick back a cool $25 for my
new plane and remember that this map was done on a Factory Pro EC997 dyno,
The Evil Curmudgeon
EFI and Carb Tuning - Most all FI and carb tuning
by Wheelsmith Racing
Flight Training - train with AMA race winner Todd Harrington.
The Harringtons own American Flyers, one of the most established flight training facilities in the USA.
The Rich Oliver
Mystery School will help you discover your hidden inner strength.
It will challenge you. It will teach you a new way of thinking, and a new way of riding. You can take your riding to an exciting new level!
We use a variety of proven drills and training techniques.
Practicing these techniques with our Yamaha dirt track trainers will enhance your abilities both on the track or the street.
It doesn't matter what you ride or race, the Rich Oliver Mystery School improves everyone's skill level and mindset!
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Book a sightseeing flight over the Wine Country
or a Kamikaze aerobatic flight or a biplane flight over famous
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The extension of the laboratory
for engines of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology was completed
in about 1935. Its architect was Rudolf Otto Salvisberg (1882-1940).
He had a successful career in Berlin but returned to Switzerland after
the advent of the Nazis. His architectural style was somewhat similar
to that of Erich Mendelsohn. The staircase of the laboratory is in normal
use but well preserved.
Edited to the tunes of Chemical Residue by Herbie Hancock.