2017 Ducati Scrambler Desert Sled

Discussion in 'Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports' started by Rorider, Nov 8, 2016.

  1. LuciferMutt

    LuciferMutt Rides slow bike slow

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    Regarding "flameouts," yes I get them occasionally on my Full Throttle, usually when blipping the throttle to rev match for a downshift, and the engine just goes "pop" and nearly stalls, but the clutch picks it back up. Less frequently when attempting to move forward. Very annoying. I'm considering a Rexxer tune for the ECU but it's a lot of money ($350 I think, last I checked, and I have to send him the ECU). I think the stock ECU is just running things too lean (as usual). On one hand, I like getting 55mpg and the ~150 mile tank range it gives me, but I could probably live with worse mileage for an engine that runs correctly.
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  2. Riverbandit

    Riverbandit Play the blues

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    Finally found a place to turn around

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  3. BobcatSig

    BobcatSig Single Track Beater

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    Running an engine that lean is bad for many reasons. $350 seems like a wise investment and cheap insurance.
  4. VuTron

    VuTron Been here awhile

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    Sorry late to the discussion, but I think the Earle motors build is by far my fav modded Sled. I think he gets it 90% right, short of only a bash plate, fork guards and front fender. Aside the bash plate, the other two concerns are easy fixes.

    It just looks beautiful and incorporates a lot of legit ADV features. Big thumbs up.
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  5. VuTron

    VuTron Been here awhile

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    probably stupid question, but is there a practical reason to rerun the pipe so high? sure it looks cool, but I keep thinking I might burn the shit out of my inner thigh. lol

    I like how the stock pipe is relatively low, affords room for side bags/panniers.
  6. Max Kool

    Max Kool Xtankteam™

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    To keep the exhaust from getting smushed? To free up room for Bob’s bashplate/tool stash?
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  7. goodcat8

    goodcat8 I can pass this guy.....

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    I think I’m reading this wrong, but, “blipping” the throttle is common practice on any motorcycle, no? Unless I’ve misunderstood its function over the last 22 years of riding. It has nothing to do with carbs or FI. Unless maybe when you have a slipper clutch to avoid wheel chatter on hard corner entry’s, but even that isn’t carb/FI relevant. Riding with any ‘gusto’ above a crawl you’re simply matching the road speed to your RPM’s during the blip. Most of, if not all super bikes and super nakeds have clutchless auto blip throttle now too. I rode a 1290R last weekend with it and it was glorious. Though I enjoy doing it myself, the tech was impressive.
    Not trying to be the know it all moto guy, as I’m most definitely not, I’m genuinely curious.
  8. Max Kool

    Max Kool Xtankteam™

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    You can also just hold the throttle a little bit open, works the same.
  9. falcn

    falcn Squidless Soul

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    Yep - check out the #hashtags on this Instagram update.... #Bashplate and #Crashbars in development - so much for the naysayers.


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  10. Little General

    Little General Been here awhile

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    I bought a Dart Fly Screen for my scrambler and used it one tank of fuel. It still looks new plus I added a cool Ducati emblem. I paid $129 and I will take $100 and ship it free to the lower 48 states . I own my company so I can take credit cards. .email me at chris@charlottebackflow.com I am listing it with pictures in the flea market.
  11. Maxacceleration

    Maxacceleration Off the grid

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    Zero flameouts with my DS. Fuels, blips perfectly. I think chugging it could be a cause for the motor 'stalling', maybe. It doesn't like low revs and will shake under 3000-3500 rpm's. On any bike, feeding in the clutch a bit too quick without a slight throttle up will kill the motor. FWIW
    The worst flameout bike I ever had was the 690 KTM Arghh.
    Its a shame to add a bunch of weight to a 450 pound bike. I see folks gripe about the weight of a bike and then add a bunch of crap to it.
    ...Nothing to do with nothing! I been out riding bicycles anyhow. :lol2
  12. BobcatSig

    BobcatSig Single Track Beater

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    Cool. Glad to hear it. Still, as a serious dirt bike concept and no skid plate? My statement stands.

    Looking forward to seeing what he comes up with... after the fact.
  13. Max Kool

    Max Kool Xtankteam™

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    I appreciate your stubbornness.

    (that bike just ain't finished yet)
  14. BobcatSig

    BobcatSig Single Track Beater

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    My point, exactly.
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    r1d3rg652gs Been here awhile

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    I think unit garage have unveiled a new tank for desert sled. It's a blue one.
  16. ddennedy

    ddennedy n00b

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    Referring to a recent article on BikeEXIF.
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  17. r1d3rg652gs

    r1d3rg652gs Been here awhile

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    Yes I was referring to that one. Thank you.
  18. Max Kool

    Max Kool Xtankteam™

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    It a tank-seat unit actually. Tank is shorter, and the seat extends further forward.

    Like it
  19. Little General

    Little General Been here awhile

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    i got my seat back today and it turned out great . i had it trimmed down and added a big gel pad . It is actually a tad lower than the factory low seat and I only got to ride 10 miles or so but it seems alot better than either the factory seat or the low factory seat. I hope the weather is still good this weekend so I can put an hour or so ride on the new seat. So far its the best farkle I have done. I saved the foam that got shaved off so you guys can see it. I used the back of my white truck to serve as a white background so you can see the dip I got out of a factory seat for the shorter riders and i would guess if you just added the gel seat and left the seat in its origional shape, you would have a comfortable seat.
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  20. jespo

    jespo Adventurer

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    I’ve been lurking this thread for awhile and it’s just awesome! Many customization I’ve seen have inspired me to give my DS a vintage enduro/trails make over. Being from western MA, I’m big fan of the 1973 ISDT that took place in Dalton MA. I can now fully celebrate that historical event with my 72 Penton Six Day and my Ducati Enduro Sled!

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