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Hi, 4 weeks into 959 ownership, first Ducati for me. Absolutely in love, best bike I’ve ever owned. Love the V twin, feel, sound and looks. £10k with 1600 miles on it and has the twin akra cans on. Kais have set up the suspension for me which has made it much more plush on the road and went straight to the edge of the tyres. Had ventureshield fitted. Thanks for the tip about turning the EB down and smoothing out the throttle response. Likewise setting the brake lever out has improved immediacy and feel from the brakes. Bought the Phillips white lights too. I’m looking to get an ohlins shock when I have the pennies. Bits of movement and little slides on the tyres so not mad on the OE corsas. Michelin power rs going on soon. First track day booked for June at Oulton.
Just a few questions if anyone can help:
1. Would a decat and link pipe make it louder? Considerably, a little or no difference?
2. How does a reflash/dyno work affect the eb/tc/RM? Can you still adjust everything as default but the fuelling is improved across every choice/mode? Never done this on a bike before.
3. Is the underbelly exhaust a lot louder than the twin akras?
4. Brake pad recommendations.

Many thanks and hope i haven’t replicated any old threads. I’ve searched through but couldn’t find the specific answers to the questions I had.
 

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@Tally - I have not had any experience with swapping out exhaust, or engine mapping on the 959, but my guess would be there probably isn't much difference in db's coming out of the Akra side cans vs the underbelly. I do know the since yours is a euro model, SC Project makes a nifty little underbelly system that is most likely a bit louder than the previously mentioned. (see pic)

As far brake pad recommendations go - my brand preference is "Carbone Lorraine". I have been using this brand for years, both on the track and street. Like most MFG's they make street and race versions. I would not recommend using "Race" compound if the bike is being used on the street due to the heat required to make them efficient.

Hope that helps.
 

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