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Hi All, I will be installing my exhaust system tomorrow and just wanted to check and see if any of you have done this install with the new ECU and if you had any advice or gotchas.

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Before you start it for the first time with the new system on, give it a wipe down with thinners or solvent to remove all the hand prints. You don't want greasy hand prints burning into it and marking that finish.

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H Mark: Its a bit more involved than the Aussie would imply, if you are installing this system on a 1090RR.

The ECU is buried so deeply that you will spend a bit over an hour digging it out of the innards.

After you replace the ECU, you must reset the ECU to recognize the TPS position as explained in the electronic data file supplied with the exhaust. Resetting the ECU requires a copy of TechnoRsearch's VDST software and cable. The Standard version software will suffice.

The actual mechanics of installing the plumbing are straight forward. Hopefully you have 4 new exhaust flange gaskets.

The major hurdle I encountered was in removing the ECU and its 5 electrical connectors attached. Two of them are the standard 36 pin connectors which easily pop right off. The remaining three AMP multi-pin connectors are clipped to the ECU and the devilish bastard who figured out the overly complicated programing on resetting the trip meters really excelled here.

It appears to this writer, the Devil and all of the hounds of Hell, gathered in Varese along with the trip meter designer and conspired to burn up your day. I think you will find they were very successful.

Attached are several photos that may make more sense after you get the tank off and try to find the ECU. Each of the smaller AMP multi-pin connectors must be removed from their mounting brackets to allow you access to the 4 each M6 cap screws hold the ECU to its bracket.

Photo 1. "old ECU" with 3 offending multi-pin brackets in place. NOTE the holes in the 2 brackets on the left and the 1 bracket on the right. The multi-pin connectors have detents on the underside that clip in these holes.

Photo 2 & 3. Pins on the back of multi-pin connectors that secure the connectors to the brackets. Until you remove the connectors, you can not remove the "old ECU".

Photos 4 & 5. ECU mounting system on the frame tube below the throttle bodies. Only 1 hex head cap screw holds the ECU in place. The other 2 rubber grommets snap over button head studs visible in photo 5.

Before you start, gather up your software, notebook computer, a really stout spring hook and tell the office you are taking the day off. Oh, and notice, the new single all-plastic fuel line connector. You'll need to borrow the neighbor's 8 year old kid to get their tiny fingers into the space and release the fuel line. Other than that, the guy from OZ is right on.

The fit and finish of the pipes is outstanding and once installed and the TPS reset, you will enjoy the sound and appearance. With the dB Killer installed it is not obtrusive.

Best wishes,
Dick
 

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Uh Oh

I received nothing in either box that looks like instructions. The Exhaust came in 2 boxes, all wrapped up in plastic. The ECU came in a smaller white box, no wrapping, no instructions, just rattling around inside. What am I missing? I was told by the dealer about the complexity of removing and inserting the ECU but nothing about having to reset the ECU to the TPS. He said that the included ECU was all set up for the new Exhaust and that it was plug and play. I am NOT equipped to do that and that dealer is 500 miles away.
 

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The guy from oz is pretty close actually. I would recommend installing the pipe without the EPROM first. I just did a very similar thing with my 910s, and could of got away with not replacing the EPROM. Without the EPROM, the job took me about 1.5 hrs tops....and the EPROM (which is easier on a 910 by e looks of hinge) took me about 45 minutes. I did not have instructions, and my mechanical knowledge and experience is about as in depth as the out back bikers fitting instructions.

If you are nervous, just fit the pipe and see how it runs without the EPROM and tps changes...
 

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ECU's and other irksome bits

If the exhaust system you bought is part MV Agusta #Code nr : RDMT012078, and looks like the exhaust in the MV brochure and the photo, then it came with a special ECU tuned to produce the optimum running characteristics, and protect the engine.

Any substantive modification to an engine's exhaust system, as this race kit surely is, will produce different a change in engine breathing. In some cases richer, in some cases leaner air/fuel mixtures. Either case will impact the rider and the engine in a negative manner. MV Agusta knows the system requires an adjustment to the mixture and packaged the race ECU for this very reason.

Installation of a new ECU demands the TPS be reset as detailed in the instructions. The new electronics must know what small, but critical adjustments were made to this specific engine's throttle potentiometer. Without proper safeguards, those provided by matching the intended ECU to the exhaust pipe, now less catalytic converter, severe engine damage can occur.

Before you decide to jeopardize your machine, and leave the old ECU in place, you may wish to ask MV Agusta if they will warrant the the engine.

Best wishes,
Dick

PS: you may want to read the first sentence in this thread. http://www.mvagusta.net/forum/showthread.php?t=32237
 

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Missing Instructions

I have the same pipe pictured in your reply and it did come with the new ECU. My questions addressed two problems. One, The dealer told me it would be plug and play after installing the new ECU and Two, there were no instructions packed with either the pipe or the ECU. Does anyone have a copy of these instructions that they could make available?

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You will have to do a tps reset. I have the same system and it ran brutale(y) until I had the reset done. Way too rich. After that it has been great. 3,000 kms and no issues.
 

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I have the same pipe pictured in your reply and it did come with the new ECU. My questions addressed two problems. One, The dealer told me it would be plug and play after installing the new ECU and Two, there were no instructions packed with either the pipe or the ECU. Does anyone have a copy of these instructions that they could make available?

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Mark, I'd be pleased to share the instruction, however, I'm out of country for a few weeks and the *.PDF is not on my travel box, but at home.

Your dealer should have sent you the instructions, and will have them, or can get them from Matt at MV Agusta USA. Hold your dealer's feet to the fire. He got three grand from you for the system!

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Thanks Dick for the offer. I am pretty sure I will have no trouble mounting the exhaust, I have rounded up an 8yo child to put his tiny hand under the tank to disconnect the fuel lines and my VDST should be here by Wednesday. I plan to tackle this next weekend, I shout out if i get in a jam.

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Mark, I should clarify my comment on instructions. The specific instructions included with the race exhaust deal only with resetting the TPS and software. The chassis workshop manual for your bike was included in the UBS "thumb drive" supplied in the Presentation Package you received. Instructions for removing the tank, butterfly valve control, removing the lower radiator mounts, etc are clearly shown.

Send me a message if you get stuck,
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can you just leave the control motor for the butterfly valve on, and remove the cables? Keep from throwing a code? or does the new ECU account for this?
 

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Open Class: I left the motor bolted to the frame and the wires running to the motor, on my 1090RR. The butterfly control cables were removed from the frame.

Since the installation of the titanium exhaust system and resetting the TPS on the race ECU, I've logged over 600 miles without any problems and have seen fuel economy remain about the same as with the stock exhaust. If the race ECU is unhappy with my leaving the motor in place and in the wiring harness, it has not reported any problems.

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The new ECU ignores the exhaust valve...and probably the o2 sensor?? but I have an older model (which ignores the o2 sensor AND the second air system), so I am not certain about the o2 sensor on yours.

Reset of the TPS is done with software that your local Ducati dealer may have....other then that, it IS plug and play.
 

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Same Experience

I took off the cables, the exhaust valve motor and plugged the o2 sensor and haven't heard a thing from the Race ECU. I was told that the race ECU ignore input from them.

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Anyone from the UK have this exhaust fitted? I'm trying to find out if the dB killer is effective enough to stop plod from pulling me over for noise. If it is then I'm getting this system
 

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Open Class: I left the motor bolted to the frame and the wires running to the motor, on my 1090RR. The butterfly control cables were removed from the frame.

Since the installation of the titanium exhaust system and resetting the TPS on the race ECU, I've logged over 600 miles without any problems and have seen fuel economy remain about the same as with the stock exhaust. If the race ECU is unhappy with my leaving the motor in place and in the wiring harness, it has not reported any problems.

Best wishes,
Dick
Thanks. Also, I plugged the MV TDS hand held and took a reading. The throttle position was at 2.9 degrees and the trim 0. I adjusted the throttle position to 2.3 per a different thread, but had to do so manually with the adjuster between throttle bodies 2 and 3. I then used mercury tubes to calibrate all carbs.

Has anyone actually adjust TPS with the device? I could not get it to do it.
 
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