Ducati 996sps, 99-01
Factory Pro "GP Gold" EPROM
with IAW-16 ecu (small size ecu)
(fix full throttle / low rpm running, pulls harder everywhere, makes more full throttle power, decreases compression braking affect - Factory Pro exclusive / EC997 dyno developed - super SMOOTH cruise!)
This is the 1.6 Magneti Marelli ecu that the Factory Pro chip works in. The older P-8 is larger and pretty much square.
Most all 1999 and 2000 models had the 1.6 ecu installed. A few 2001's were imported with the old P-8 ecu - and this chip does not work in the P-8.
If you want a decent running bike that has a P-8 ecu, swap out ecu's to a 1.6. There are some wiring issues that need to be addressed by your local Duc guru.
custom Chip tune
San Francisco area
(or any other 748 that "appeared" during some year with shower injectors that has a 16Aw ECU)
This is THE Chip that civilizes the 996 SPS.
Tired of hearing
Well - here's the story....
2. It's a racebike.....
Well - we figured out the chip
tuning issue and custom tuned many, many AMA Pro Thunder
Ducatis - stock and modified in our EC997 dyno facility
at many AMA National Roadraces. Talk about acid test.
996sps, 99-01 (all) and 01(usa)
with P-8 ecu (large, square ecu)
The P8 doesn't allow sequential injector tuning, so that EC997 dyno tuning detail of super smooth, is improved but not as good as the above IAW 16 ecu.
I don't want to
sell the chip as a dropin - The results are still that the idle and
off-idle is a bit sloppy - regardless of tuning.
The custom tune will make it the best it can be - but, it will never be as clean as the IAW-16 ECU equipped bikes -
How to check and see if you guessed the right
I'd prefer that you don't guess!
The duc's are pretty easy to check - Lift the seat. If it's an IAW 16, it's probably labeled is small print on the top and if it's not, use a 10mm wrench to unbolt the ECU, flip it over, read and verify the P-8 part number label.
Anybody who purchases one of our standard chips from us, as listed above, is eligible for chip credit as applied towards a full custom mapset as done on the Low Inertia EC997 dyno with 4 Gas EGA.
I'll take our current listed chip price and apply it towards our current custom mapset charges. Today's example: $1200 - $380 = $820
Note - our custom mapset is NOT what a dynojet dyno purports to do. All fuel and ignition settings are optimized for best power - not a fictitious, mythical, smoke and mirror "A/F Ratio".
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Ducati 996 SPS
The 996sps is an exclusive bike - delivering incredible handling, light weight and powerful engine output - and an exhaust sound that is second to none.
While most of the bike is almost perfect, the
FI mapping, is, well, just OK.
Cruise smoothness is usually of so-so quality - snap engine response is pretty good and topend / full throttle power is all right.
Eprom/Chip Performance benefits
So - what is there to gain from replacing the stock "chip" or "eprom"?
2nd cruise operation could be "silky", engine snap response could be very lively and full throttle power at high rpm could be improved - closer to other contemporary twins.
Just like we did this year with the Aprilia Mille's, using the EC997 4 Gas EGA Low inertia dyno systems, (less common and much more finely developed than any current dj dynos) we have developed a set of fuel maps, air temp correction maps, coolant temp correction maps, cylinder compensation maps, offset maps and acceleration maps that optimize engine performance beyond any other current retail maps or power commanders of any configuration.
Engine Braking under closed throttle
Engine braking, under closed throttle is made
more somewhat softer - allowing smoother riding under more conditions!
Excellent improvement and will improve riding performance while riding the "twisties"!
How and why was that done?
First - engine braking is usually decreased with a problematic "slipper" clutch on competition bikes for smoothest, quickest riding - keeping rear wheel traction longer.
Because we work with major race teams, we know what a rider needs to perform best, we worked hard to subtly massage maps to help deliver less engine braking. Can you do that with any silly "Auto Tuned" procedure? Absolutely "Not".
It takes a human being to adjust maps to "feel" best. A computer CAN'T do that. It can only go by inhuman numbers.
Inhuman tuning? Go slower.
Lovingly hand crafted maps? Go quicker!
From the tuners with more (successful) mc Fuel
Injection tuning experience than just about any other USA company.....
(we tune Bosch, Denso, Mag-Mar, Suzuki and
pc's (if it's the only option).
A 996sps chip that works.
At full throttle, part throttle, closed throttle and every point in between!
These chips deliver smooth running at cruise,
full throttle AND at part throttle - even at 3k and 9k rpm!
Smooth. Silk. More power, everywhere.
That's about it. Simple.
$349.95 (drop-in chip)
and $775 - (for custom programming)
selected Factory Pro Tuning Centers
(~1 week turnaround)
(BTW - a power commander will never reach the potential performance of a native chip as stated by dj dyno owner)
How did WE do it - and not the others?
You would need a 4 Gas EGA EC997 Low Inertia Eddy Current Dyno to know.
We developed the FLUX Factor.
We designed the dyne system around it.
We use the same dyne system that we sell.
No other dyno will provide the dyno information required
to improve the 996sps as much as we have.
We take trade-ins on competing dyno systems.
Still tuning by luck?
What does it take to design a map for a fuel injection
system? A few things.
An exquisite low inertia
4 Gas EC997, that
can measure part throttle engine smoothness (State of the Art dyno feature
- and not a dj feature)
Lot's of test rides....... (Gee - that's a "bummer"! :-))
Patience. Patience. Patience. Dedication. A desire to do the best.
The Magneti-Marrelli ECU's and
"shower type" 748r injector setup used on the Ducati has unique issues,
among other things.
Power and Drivability to the 748r and 996! The Most and Best.
Call. Get one. It's good for you and your Ducati!
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Trade-in Upgrade Program and the competitive EPROM upgrade program.
After installing the Factory Pro Eprom or any Eprom, you may find, due to the differences in each and every individual bike, that the idle quality will change - sometimes for the better - sometimes, not.....
If you install a different Eprom, and the idle quality or speed changes, (and, actually, as a general rule), you should adjust the Idle mixture. How?
Pretty easy -
Locate the small potentiometer on the side of the ECU (uses a very small flat bladed screwdriver to adjust) and, as the bike is warmed up and running at idle, turn the adjusting screw either way till you find the setting that produces the highest rpm idle. Done?
Congratulations - you have just tuned the idle circuit! Back down the idle speed to desired speed and recheck your "pot" setting.
Don't fret about which way on the "pot" is leaner and which way is richer - it makes no difference - just find the "happy" place.
"Blip" the throttle a bit and verify that the bike comes back down to a stable idle.
Put everything back together and go for a ride!
Thanks to Scott at DesMoto in San Francisco, CA for the assistance.
Customer Feedback on Ducati's with FI systems tuned on the 4 Gas EGA EC997 Dyno.
Pro GP Gold EPROM
2000 748R - "drop-in" std. chip
|Subject: 748R chip
Date: Sat, 8 Sep 2001 12:15:40 -0600
From: "Chris Curnen" <Chris@sprocketspecialists.com>
I just wanted to tell you that the chip I got from you for my 748R is great. Do you have any for my street going 2001 748 S?
Pro GP Gold EPROM
2000 748R - tuned at Laguna Seca Raceway - AMA / WSB event
Date: Tue, 21 Aug 2001 21:15:28 -0400
From: "email@example.com" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "email@example.com" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sorry for not emailing you sooner, I've been too busy riding my bike!
The chip you developed for my 748R is simply awesome. I still can't believe the improvement in low/midrange power and throttle response. I was getting tired of hearing all the reasons other tuning experts were giving about not being able to fix the 1500 rpm wide flatspot from 4K to 5.5K. The bike now pulls hard from any rpm and from any throttle position.
I can't thank you enough!
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