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My friend took delivery of the stunning new F3 Oro, allegedly one of 11 brought into the US. We were doing careful break in miles keeping it under 7k but in one case, trying to pass a car, I couldn't crack 7k. It made a nice intake growl but just felt plugged. Next day, we disconnected the cables to the flapper valve in the exhaust (left side, careful to be sure the spring keeps the flapper full open). It ran like a completely different bike! No flat spots anywhere, fueling was perfect. Hey magazine guys, instead of bashing the fueling and throttle response on this bike, get out a wrench, take 10 minutes, then tell us what you think.
 

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My friend took delivery of the stunning new F3 Oro, allegedly one of 11 brought into the US. We were doing careful break in miles keeping it under 7k but in one case, trying to pass a car, I couldn't crack 7k. It made a nice intake growl but just felt plugged. Next day, we disconnected the cables to the flapper valve in the exhaust (left side, careful to be sure the spring keeps the flapper full open). It ran like a completely different bike! No flat spots anywhere, fueling was perfect. Hey magazine guys, instead of bashing the fueling and throttle response on this bike, get out a wrench, take 10 minutes, then tell us what you think.
When I did that on my 848 I got a "CEL". There was a position transducer that reported the angle of the valve to the ECU so, when it was disconnected, it generated a check engine light at startup. Any issues on yours?
 

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When I did that on my 848 I got a "CEL". There was a position transducer that reported the angle of the valve to the ECU so, when it was disconnected, it generated a check engine light at startup. Any issues on yours?
Do not unplug the servo motor, just disconnect the cable's to the valve, that way the bike thinks it's still operating the valve.
That works on the MV's at least, not sure about those Ducati's
 

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Do not unplug the servo motor, just disconnect the cable's to the valve, that way the bike thinks it's still operating the valve.
That works on the MV's at least, not sure about those Ducati's
On the Duc it used torque on the motor to "see" the travel limits. We had to make an aluminum bar to put on the valve to hit the stops so it would report the correct limits. Otherwise, we got the cel..
 

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when disconnecting the servo cables what position do you leave the flapper valve, full clockwise or anticlockwise ?
 

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Do not unplug the servo motor, just disconnect the cable's to the valve, that way the bike thinks it's still operating the valve.
That works on the MV's at least, not sure about those Ducati's
Come on Donsy! ecu's are cleverer than that! the Aprilia one logs that it's disconnected, but only within the ecu, (no warning light) it 'knows' it has been disconnected because the motor travels further stop to stop :)
 

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With the cables disconnected, the spring will act to pull the round pulley counterclockwise to stop against the tab which is the full open position. Best to take a picture before starting to be sure everything goes back together the same way.
 

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Come on Donsy! ecu's are cleverer than that! the Aprilia one logs that it's disconnected, but only within the ecu, (no warning light) it 'knows' it has been disconnected because the motor travels further stop to stop :)
Come on Mike! :stickpoke. When it logs it does it affect the power output of the bike? And if it does, is it in a good or bad way?
I know on the Microtec it logs how many times you have used things on the bike,how many times the fans kicked in ....etc. But it does not interfere with the mapping.
What I meant, and this is purely from my limited experiance with the newer MV's, that if you unplug the servo motor a Fault reading come's up, but if you just disconnect the cable's, the ECU "Does not care", if that make's more sence.
 

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Come on Mike! :stickpoke. When it logs it does it affect the power output of the bike? And if it does, is it in a good or bad way?
I know on the Microtec it logs how many times you have used things on the bike,how many times the fans kicked in ....etc. But it does not interfere with the mapping.
What I meant, and this is purely from my limited experiance with the newer MV's, that if you unplug the servo motor a Fault reading come's up, but if you just disconnect the cable's, the ECU "Does not care", if that make's more sence.
Ecu's log lots of stuff just to tell the dealer waht you have been up to!

Aprilia logs lambda sensor disconected, exhaust valve motor over range etc but does not alter performance or throw a fault light up.

If you disconnect the speedo on a F41000RR it throws an alarm up, if you do not accept the alarm the bike will not open the exhaust valve leaving you with 4500rpm max, but if you do accept the alarm the bike goes like stink!! it also loses the 'dip' or very extreme power off/on that magazines have reported :)

So i'm guessing that the F4 'RR' has a TC fault/issue with the extra power it has over the std bike?
 

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i've disconnected the operating cables and left the servo as is ,better all round but still not perfect at lower revs, an good improvement though .
 

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Will post a picture but the cables connect to a round pulley connected to the exhaust on the left side of the bike about where the shifter peg is located. Remove the lower fairing panel for easy access. Bend back lock tab on pulley, remove nut (which is on tight, don't bend any stop tabs in the process), remove bracket holding cables, pull off pulley careful to not let spring eject, remove cables from pulley, reinstall pulley being sure to reconnect spring so it exerts counterclockwise tension on pulley, reconnect cable bracket. Cable ends just hang in place and move freely in and out with throttle application.
 

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I may, depending on cost and if i sell my other bike, try a before and after dyno run on Saturday next week.

This would save shitting around with the servo motor on the inside of the fairing and i could tuck it where the coolant reservoir used to be.

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