You might be able to work around that, number and background colour depends on the class you plan to ride but you can outline the correct sized and colour numbers with the required background colour and simply let the numbers over-cover the white with red outline appliqué you have put on there.... It's too small to put a legit number on...
Nope, stock airbox. In part because this was supposed to be a quick, inexpensive track day toy that already is geting away from me, and also because I DETEST loud intakes, which most conversions are. I worked in vehicle NVH for years and cerain things drive me nuts... intake drone being one of them.Are you going to add an airbox conversion kit ? I used to make them and they work a treat......mine added about 7bhp at the wheel.....
I was wondering if anyone would notice! FWIW that's not staying, it was just part of a series of pictures of me putting misc stuff on the numberplate and texting them out to annoy certain people (all the others were Ducati related)Finally, now that you have the Ichiban decal on it feels like we are watching a race bike build.
That would probably work but it's moot, I have absolutely zero desire to do anything with this bike that would require numbers. If by some freak of nature the desire to race re-emerges, I'll do it on something other than this.You might be able to work around that, number and background colour depends on the class you plan to ride but you can outline the correct sized and colour numbers with the required background colour and simply let the numbers over-cover the white with red outline appliqué you have put on there.
... is a hard concept to describe in words, hopefully you understand what I'm suggesting, here's the best I can come up with for a black on white pic example:
This is interesting. Is this a personal preference thing or is there something undesirable about intake induction noise vs say exhaust noise or valvetrain noise? Dry clutch?Nope, stock airbox. In part because this was supposed to be a quick, inexpensive track day toy that already is geting away from me, and also because I DETEST loud intakes, which most conversions are. I worked in vehicle NVH for years and cerain things drive me nuts... intake drone being one of them.
So... the RSV had it's track debut at Gingerman Raceway last Friday.
The day was less than a full success, the bike never even made it to tech.
The gist of it was, against the advice of everyone I talked to, I never did actually RIDE the bike before I loaded it up on the trailer. I had every intention of taking it around the block at some point but there was always some reason to put it off. Anyway, loaded the bike on the trailer. Fired it up for the guy I was going to the track with. Put the tie downs on and got on our way.
Got to the track, unloaded it, fired it up to go get teched, dropped it into gear and it immediately died. Checked the sidestand bypass, did a few other checks... and decided to just leave it until lunch break. The trackday was sponsored by a local Ducati dealer and they had demo bikes. When I was running out of time to make the first session I just wandered over and arranged time on a 959 Panigale instead. Problem solved (for now).
The next session I chose a V4 Panigale S.
Then the 959 again...
Long story short, it turned out to be a great day at the track. The organizaton running it (STT - Sportbike Track Time?) did a great job, and had instructors there for the novice group (it's been almost 20 years since I've done any track riding, I'm starting over from the beginning) and for a couple sessions I was the only one from my small group to show up so I had my own personal instructor. Sunny weather, new Ducati, personal instructor... kinda hard to be upset about anything. And in my defense, I had told people "If anything goes wrong with the RSV there will be demos I can use" so I wasn't being a TOTAL idiot by not checking it out first!
During lunch I confirmed that the jumper I was using was connecting the correct posts. I didn't want to dig into it right there so the bike basically got put back on the trailer at that point. When I got home I checked out the diode pack that is sometimes an issue. Using a multimeter I got all the right responses. Putting the stock sidestand switch didn't fix anything either. In fact I still haven't figured out the problem as it's been too damn hot to work on it in the garage much.
I did figure out a work around though. The neutral switch is the master key to all the safety interlocks - when the bike is in neutral none of the other stuff (clutch switch, sidestand switch) matter. So, I grounded the neutral switch lead. This basically tells the ECU the bike is in neutral at all times so the engine will never shut down. The neutral light stays on all the time but it runs so for now that's the ticket. When I do a tidier job of kludging the lead I'll also disconnect the dash light or just put some tape over it. No big deal, I don't trust neutral lights anyway. My 750 didn't even have one.
The only catch may be if there is a lower rev limit in neutral than in gear. I don't think that's the case but yeah, I'll actually ride it to find out before I cart it off to the track again!