Yeah, if it breaks, will replace with a servo eliminator. But it only take a few minutes to maintain, so prolly less time than replacing with eliminator.
Also agree, it’s just for sound compliance regulations...no perf impact. The stock exhaust is amazingly efficient.
I just quickly cleaned the flap mechanism and cable, but will go back in to lube it, and will take pics next time. Very simple job. Remove three screws, pop the cover, clean and lube, replace lid and screws. (Careful with the screws.)
I also took the opportunity to buff the cover with Autosol metal polish to get rid of dirt, tar and other accumulated marks and crap on the cover. Looks like new now after two years of year round use.
2017 Ducati SuperSport S
2015 Ducati Scrambler