Your mechanic speaks the truth. I installed the Termi and Upmap T800 on my 2020 this week. Getting the stock lump off was a bear! It was properly frozen in place on the rear header despite many dousing with liquid wrench and bashing with a rubber mallet. I was questioning my sanity about half way through. The instructions from Termignoni are a cruel joke played on an unsuspecting victim. Your might as well chuck them and seek advice from tarot cards. I eventually got it buttoned up and took it for a ride last night. Even with the baffle in, it sounds much better than stock. Not as loud and boisterous as some of my old Ducatis from years gone by, but a marked improvement.
😂 I was just going to copy this and paste it on our local Slack for someone who asked about “searching” after installing Termi. Then I saw the airport story and realized; @Ducatistraddler must be someone I know ;-) (this is Briggs)Ok, pretty sure I'm not imaging the surging with the upmap. Rode the SS to the airport and on the way home on the highway at about 80mph, there was a very clear surging or hunting in 6th gear. Tried both Touring and Sport mode, same deal. I never experienced anything like that with the stock tune and exhaust. Is it just me or have others experienced this?
Haha, you busted me cross posting Briggs.
How was your trackday? Have you kept the baffle in for it?I am pleased to report that the fueling is spot on with the O2 sensors out of the loop. So, to be clear, if you install the upmap with your Termi, YOU MUST DISCONNECT THE LAMBDA SENSORS! I chose to just leave the sensors in the headers since I didn't have plugs. Leaving the sensors on the bike means you have four connectors dangling in the breeze. I snipped off the fingers from a nitrile glove, covered the loose connection and secured it with a zip tie and tucked them up out of the way.
This is a good outcome because I'm taking the SSS to Grattan tomorrow for its maiden trackday. Wouldn't have wanted dodgy fueling to ruin my day.
One final comment on the upgrade; the combination of the richer fuel mapping and 20lb weight loss makes corner exit much more forceful. Overall the bike just feels spunkier, ready to party.