So what's your plan, would love to too know how u get it track ready.I'll go ahead and start it off, but not much progress at this point:
Here's the bike out of the crate -
And here it is today -
Still have quite a bit of work today before our season opener in April!
Already went through it on my 1199 the past two years so I'm confident that the flat-rate linkage is the way to go for a track bike. On the older Ducati Superbikes we had to get aftermarket flat-rate linkages for racing, it's nice to have the OEM piece available from the 1199 this time. Also confident that the stock rear shock is not going to have a good enough rebound circuit to give the best response for the track to minimize tire wear. Since I do 30+ track days every year on racing slicks, tire wear is a big concern since the tires are so expensive.I'm curious why you're replacing the rear linkage/shock out of the gate? How big are you, and had you had a chance to ride the bike on track prior to that decision? I'm planning on tracking mine as well, and was planning on running it a few times before making those types of changes.
I replaced the battery on my 1199 previously, the Shorai was 2.3 lbs. and the stock battery was 5.7 lbs. so it should be the same on the 899. And that was an LFX18, which is a larger one (it was the only one we had on hand at the time), so the smaller one that is the correct part number for the 899/1199 should be even slightly lighter. LFX14A2-BS12 is the part number. Shorai says 4.3 lbs. weight savings, which might be a tad optimistic. If it was a race bike with ECU swap or reflash to remove the immobilizer system, you could run an even smaller one (LFX09) but for a street/track day bike stick with the LFX14.What part number did you order for the Shorai battery? And do you know the weight reduction vs. the stock battery? Thanks!
Yes, the part number for the actual headlight (52010252A) cross-references between the 899 and the base 1199, so it should fit. The wiring I'm not sure of. CAVEAT: I would not recommend this type of thing since it can have warranty implications.Awesome. Loved your other threads (I used to have a tricolore), and I know this one will be awesome too.
One quick question that you seem to be in the best position to answer - would an 1199 LED headlight swap physically fit in the 899? There's a how-to (kind of) wiring thread floating around, but do you know if the physical unit would fit?
As in, electrical system?Yes, the part number for the actual headlight (52010252A) cross-references between the 899 and the base 1199, so it should fit. The wiring I'm not sure of. CAVEAT: I would not recommend this type of thing since it can have warranty implications.
If you replace any OEM parts in the electrical system with parts off of another bike, and there is any kind of problem with the electronics on the bike that crops up, this can have implications for warranty coverage. Just a warning because we've seen issues like this in the past. For example we had someone who put HID's in his 1098 and fried his ECU, that was a $1500+ bill not covered by warranty, which I wouln't want to see happen to any of you guys.As in, electrical system?