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So, Im sure many of you here are pretty well off and dont mind throwing some coin at your new toy....

I, myself, think its proposterous to spend $1300 on a fucking slip on!

So, I decided to make my own....


Here it goes.

Ordered a suitable muffler can.



Protected it right away with blue tape.

Made some properly sized mandrel bent elbows


Removed the old idiotically heavy stock muffler. Probably, it weighs 20 lbs.
The new one is filled with helium, so its lighter than air




Started playing with some initial fitment ideas


Bracketry, other secret mods done, time to unwrap the big black round tool.


This is just a prototype, so a lot of the hardware is very basic....

Who gives two fuc#s?? Because it looks dope!



Time to get cleaned up and put a couple of hundred miles on the bike....



Oh yeah, I happened to have a classic seat laying around, so.....:D


Ok. So, how about the sound?

Im not biased or anything, but this is the best sounding Ducati in the world.

Its a bit loud without the insert, but it really sounds like a Ducati is supposed to sound.
Absolutely fantastic!!!


I have some ideas how to make it even better, but all in all, this can be done for under $700 bucks, Im sure.

David
 

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Mapping?
 

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Brilliant that's what I say. I forked out guilty but I struggle with getting right exhaust bends so full credit to you saving all that money to spend on other things. One of the most expensive parts to do so far. I would like to hear it too.
 

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The "race" fuel remap should give you: (A) a bit more power(not much but a little--3% to 6%), (B) improve the low-rpm throttle response and (C) make the engine run slightly cooler. Do you need it? No. Does it improve things? Yes. Speaking for myself, the main reason I want a "race" map is to improve the snatchy throttle at parking lot speeds.

I've been amazed at the transformation a richer fuel map makes on my VTEC VFR800. It acts like a completely different bike with the addition of Power Commander fuel mapping. On that bike, there is no good cost effective way to update the ECU fuel map, so most of us with that bike have to use a Power Commander between the ECU and fuel injectors. The Scrambler ECU can take an updated map directed, although Ducati has gone out of their way to make sure only their Dealers can do it. I'm hoping some clever folks here and JPDIAG can figure out a way we can update our own maps and save the day for us all!
 

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So, Im sure many of you here are pretty well off and dont mind throwing some coin at your new toy....

I, myself, think its proposterous to spend $1300 on a fucking slip on!

So, I decided to make my own....


Here it goes.

Ordered a suitable muffler can.



Protected it right away with blue tape.

Made some properly sized mandrel bent elbows


Removed the old idiotically heavy stock muffler. Probably, it weighs 20 lbs.
The new one is filled with helium, so its lighter than air




Started playing with some initial fitment ideas


Bracketry, other secret mods done, time to unwrap the big black round tool.


This is just a prototype, so a lot of the hardware is very basic....

Who gives two fuc#s?? Because it looks dope!



Time to get cleaned up and put a couple of hundred miles on the bike....



Oh yeah, I happened to have a classic seat laying around, so.....:D


Ok. So, how about the sound?

Im not biased or anything, but this is the best sounding Ducati in the world.

Its a bit loud without the insert, but it really sounds like a Ducati is supposed to sound.
Absolutely fantastic!!!


I have some ideas how to make it even better, but all in all, this can be done for under $700 bucks, Im sure.

David
David, you did a fantastic job. It looks great. Where did you get the connecting pipe? Also, what are your ideas to make it better?
 

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Thanks everybody.

I made the connecting pipe to what I thought was gonna work best.

Since this is the prototype, I will just improve on things a little.
Probably move the can forward a tad, things like that.

Im gonna try and post a soundclip because it does sound much different to some of the other exhausts.
Its very deep and throaty.

No mapping.
I might not map it even, or do it later.
Im almost to 600 miles so Im keeping it under 6k - which takes a lot of willpower :D
 

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This looks sick, can't wait to hear it.

I will receive my bike this week and will probably end up doing the same.
How did you choose the right pipe? Looking at pipe manufacturers websites they never list the exhaust pipe diameter.

What did you use?
 

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Thanks everybody.

I made the connecting pipe to what I thought was gonna work best.

Since this is the prototype, I will just improve on things a little.
Probably move the can forward a tad, things like that.

Im gonna try and post a soundclip because it does sound much different to some of the other exhausts.
Its very deep and throaty.

No mapping.
I might not map it even, or do it later.
Im almost to 600 miles so Im keeping it under 6k - which takes a lot of willpower :D
I don't think it needs moving much if not at all tbh. Only possibly 1"-2" to make the hanger line up if your worried. I like the look and the fact that you can do these things. Mine ran ok on Termi without updating for 2 weeks, Done now.
 

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This looks sick, can't wait to hear it.

I will receive my bike this week and will probably end up doing the same.
How did you choose the right pipe? Looking at pipe manufacturers websites they never list the exhaust pipe diameter.

What did you use?

I had that piece made.
Mandrel bending is very expensive.

I might consider making a small run of these pieces if there is enough interest and depending on what the vendor policy on the site is.
 

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Wow! Huge credit to you for pulling that off! It looks great and fits the bike visually. I can only assume it sounds great, and I'll bet there will be 3rd part maps out soon enough if you decide you want to go down that road. For now just let 'er rip and enjoy it!
 

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Hey David,


Would it be an idea to ask the mods to merge your threads? Us old folks have a hard time keeping up as it is! Thanks again for showing us your work.


Sarah
 
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