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post #1 of 6 Old 03-26-2005, 02:09 AM
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Giving the DL1000 less power?

Can the power for the DL1000 be reduced for off-road use? It would be nice to have a control switch or control knob to adjust the power output, i.e. full power for the pavement and 70% or so power for off-road.
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post #2 of 6 Old 03-26-2005, 06:40 AM
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Power control = throttle
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post #3 of 6 Old 03-26-2005, 12:08 PM
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You could probably install a Power Commander and retard the iginition timing but that would involve stopping and loading a new map with a laptop or maybe a Palm(dont' know if that works). As it is, the V-Stom engine is already detuned quite a bit from the TL-1000 motor. Also the timing is already retarded some in the lower gears. Compared to my RC51, the DL-1000 motor is much weaker but pulls much smoother below 4,000 RPM and is much friendlier and more tractable.
post #4 of 6 Old 03-26-2005, 12:46 PM
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tubro kit

So, the answer might be a turbo kit for the DL650. Boost levels are easy to control with the turn of a knob, etc. With the boost set to low, you could have normal DL650 power, with boost set to high, you could have DL1000 power. What are the chances of a turbo kit working with a DL650 or even a DL1000?
post #5 of 6 Old 03-28-2005, 05:56 AM
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To have a switch control the amount of air/fuel at any given throttle setting, you'd need completely electronic throttle control (fly-by-wire), which you don't have and a chip to control it all.

If you want to avoid accidentally pinning the throttle to WFO (wide-f&^*ing open), design some sort of throttle stop that you can engage off-road. This is what the mini-bikes have so parents can regulate their kids hoolaginism.

Turbos are suited to v-twins, and kits are sold for Harleys. The expense of developing an exhaust and intake system, as well as almost certainly needing larger intake manifolds, waste gate, intercooler, electronic control/ignition would make it daunting.

With the boost set to "low", you wouldn't have normal DL650 power, you'd have DL1000 power, and with the boost set to "high" you'd have Ducati 999R power...a 160hp DL650 would be a blast for the 7 minutes that the clutch survives.
post #6 of 6 Old 04-08-2005, 10:00 AM
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thatís a first,, Off road you need as much or MORE power then you do on road!!! like mentioned earlier just lay off the throttle when appropriate!!
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