The very first mod, from the showroom floor:
Termignoni Slip on Exhaust with UpMap (cosmetic & control)
Mind you, I only rode it stock for about an hour. There was a subtle change in the power delivery. I think it's the revised map more than anything, it makes the bike run a bit leaner and smoothens some of the roughness out.
The sound however, was so loud it was hurting my ears and setting off car alarms as I rode by on my way to work. I had to source the dB killers by asking the previous owner of the bike and exhaust for the dB killers. It retained the deeper grunt quality (slightly higher pitch) and no longer echos through city streets.
TechSpec Tank Grips (control)
After a few days of riding I noticed that when I was wearing anything BUT my leathers I would slider off the slippery paint. The force of my grips was not enough to prevent my family joules from creating an equal and opposite reaction with the gas tank. I held onto the bars quite tightly to prevent this from happening putting unnecessary strain on my wrists and palms. The top of the grips show some loosening of the material but it works so I keep them. Unless I want tiny
rubber floor mats.
LighTech Magnesium Brake & Clutch Levers (cosmetic)
While I was doing online shopping I wanted to make the bike look a little more bling. I felt the yellow on the LighTech logo matched the springs and ordered them. It ended up being a little short for my tastes though and the magnesium metal gets chilly when I'm riding in 40 degree weather.
If anyone wants to trade the LighTechs for some CRG Racing (standard+standard or standard clutch+shorty brake) levers, shoot me a PM, I'll pay for shipping. : )
Ram Mount X-Grip (controls)
I kept on using my GPS by listening to Google Maps tell me where to go in my ear -- it wasn't something I was going to put up with for long so I got the Ram X mount because other people trusted it, so I would too with my iPhone.
I followed a guide as listed here, not exactly as my shop did not have the same parts, but they worked regardless and it holds strong.
How to install RAM Mount
Rizoma Spools & Fork Sliders (maintenance & crash protection)
My Woodcraft spools fell off from vibrations over time. Eventually I decided I would need to do some maintenance and lube that chain. I wanted to get swingarm sliders with matching fork sliders at the same time, so my local Ducati dealer said they only had Rizoma's in Red&Silver and that the spools act like sliders? I said "They match the stock Showa suspension, so I must have them." Honestly, the rears look small and dinky and I wouldn't expect them to hold up against anything more than a slow embarrassing drop at a stoplight. I also used Loctite all over those badboys so they don't share the same fate as the Woodcraft ones ...