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« Reply #15 on: September 16, 2012, 06:57:03 PM »

That bike should start with the kickstand down if it's in neutral. if not then there is another problem. Kickstand switch or neutral switch.
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« Reply #16 on: September 16, 2012, 09:02:06 PM »

That bike should start with the kickstand down if it's in neutral. if not then there is another problem. Kickstand switch or neutral switch.

No.  Stock configuration is kickstand up or no-go.  Confirmed directly from the owners manual.  There are aftermarket switches for either/or with the neutral switch but I haven't opted to install one.  It lives on my condor stand so morning warmup is not an issue.  Also I live on a long gradual hill so I roll down with my clutches rattling in neutral just to be sure [the hood knows].

Planning to pick it up from SSD on my lunch tomorrow.  A little disheartened because Eddie told me he couldn't handle the last 998 he worked on.  Hopefully they'll call DNA for some pointers.

If they can't do the TPS in a week I guess I'll have to try the manual route.  I figure 3-4 hours as I read the procedure, and then 1-2 hours to do it over.
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« Reply #17 on: September 16, 2012, 09:38:13 PM »

A little disheartened because Eddie told me he couldn't handle the last 998 he worked on.  Hopefully they'll call DNA for some pointers.

That's not very encouraging for those of us who depend on SSD for major service... Sad
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« Reply #18 on: September 16, 2012, 10:47:21 PM »

I think you're in good shape Gene.  Keep in mind the Matrix is a 2004 but the 998 line technically went discontued in 2002.  The first 999's were sold in 2003 and production of the 998's was shut down.  With all that in mind the machine is pretty dated as Mac pointed out.  The S4RS is a 2007 but it's light years ahead of the 998 in the electronics.

Just a guess but if you have a 2009 or newer you're probably golden.

You're only supposed to ride them for two seasons anyway and then sell them off in favor of the newer machines.  Anything less and the guys down at Starbucks will think you're a scrub.
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« Reply #19 on: September 16, 2012, 11:02:42 PM »

You're only supposed to ride them for two seasons anyway and then sell them off in favor of the newer machines.  Anything less and the guys down at Starbucks will think you're a scrub.

 laughingdp laughingdp

In that case I may have to go look at the new Tuono V4R down at Cycle City... Wink
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« Reply #20 on: September 17, 2012, 07:02:13 PM »

Will be needing a new rear tire in the not too distant future, so I did a Google search and found this...

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B005J889M4/?tag=hyprod-

Mounted and balanced SSD wants $272 for this...so this is a substantial savings even after paying for your own m&b... waytogo
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« Reply #21 on: September 17, 2012, 09:24:18 PM »

Pilot power 2ct was the stock tire on my monster.  It was a damn fine tire until that bolt took it out.

MM is very close to my work.  Anybody with FHE?  I'm thinking of switching some of my service work over to them.
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« Reply #22 on: September 17, 2012, 10:02:29 PM »

Pilot power 2ct was the stock tire on my monster.  It was a damn fine tire until that bolt took it out.

MM is very close to my work.  Anybody with FHE?  I'm thinking of switching some of my service work over to them.

I know them very well. Most of the time everything is just fine. Depends on what you have them do. Of course I do almost all my work myself so I can't really say about everything. They are not Ducati specialists so if there is anything tuning specific then I don't know that they would be as good as SSD.
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« Reply #23 on: September 17, 2012, 10:23:09 PM »

Thanks,  I'm thinking tires, safety checks, etc..  I believe in doing much of my own wrenching but there's plenty routine items I prefer to pay someone to do in favor of my time.  Also includes items where larger shop tools come into play.

Convenience to my workplace would be huge.

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BTW is was good with C-14 until someone dropped my wave with C-15.  WTF?
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« Reply #24 on: September 18, 2012, 06:46:59 AM »

I use those guys for tires and safety checks all the time. Got to take Tori's 620 in this weekend for a safety.
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« Reply #25 on: September 20, 2012, 03:12:28 PM »

Eddie crashed on his way to work this morning.  Knee damage but no idea how bad.

Picked up the barely running 998 and brought it home.  It goes 55 on the H1 now.  It NEVER did that before. Cry
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« Reply #26 on: September 20, 2012, 06:02:23 PM »

Stopped by SSD today to pick up necessities for my next oil change, no sump screen/filter instock so that's on order...it pays to plan ahead when dealing with the SSD parts dept... Grin

Per Shawn, Eddie had his mishap in the SSD lot...he was doing a 180 deg turn on a monster with a newly installed rear tire, tire slipped out, he put his foot down to save the bike and his knee gave way...he's on pain killers awaiting an MRI.

On a side note, SSD is looking to have another tech trained in the inticacies of the desmo world... waytogo
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« Reply #27 on: September 20, 2012, 06:09:03 PM »

It goes 55 on the H1 now.  It NEVER did that before. Cry

Is it limited to 55?... Huh?
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« Reply #28 on: September 20, 2012, 09:52:18 PM »

Is it limited to 55?... Huh?

Well, if you don't mind the lurching, misfires, stumbling and keeping the RPMs over 7000 to generate enough horsepower to keep it running at all, yes. 

On the brighter side all of the above are better than having to push it at the stoplights to get it going.

For whatever reason Eddie was not able to handle the DP ECU at all.  As a twist of fate I actually had a spare NIB ECU.  I didn't talk with him today but I guess he couldnt work with that one either so he had the machine set up with the stock ECU with the Termis still in place.  That is clearly not a viable situation.

Not sure where this leaves me.  Next step is to reinstall one of the DP ECUs and see where that leaves me.  A manual TPS setting and a TB sync will probably follow.
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« Reply #29 on: September 20, 2012, 09:56:50 PM »

Well, if you don't mind the lurching, misfires, stumbling and keeping the RPMs over 7000 to generate enough horsepower to keep it running at all, yes. 

On the brighter side all of the above are better than having to push it at the stoplights to get it going.

For whatever reason Eddie was not able to handle the DP ECU at all.  As a twist of fate I actually had a spare NIB ECU.  I didn't talk with him today but I guess he couldnt work with that one either so he had the machine set up with the stock ECU with the Termis still in place.  That is clearly not a viable situation.

Not sure where this leaves me.  Next step is to reinstall one of the DP ECUs and see where that leaves me.  A manual TPS setting and a TB sync will probably follow.

Strange, and a real bummer that he couldn't set it up for you...have you thought about trying to contact
Will for advice/help...
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