starting June 2008
Fairing Panels done in Carbon, soon inside my Shop.
Also done Termignoni Exhaust Tailsection, build with highest Quality Epoxy Resin ( as always) - so no cheap Polyester.
Fairing Upper done in Carbon.
The brand-new CTS 7Plus - the full Desmo specific Quickshift/Shiftlight Kit.
Including Software, programming Interfaces, wire-Harness Kit.
With online programming support!
Available from 27 of September
Quickshifter CTS 7 Plus soon available !
The Max Quickshifter you can imagine.
More Details soon
Can't we change the Situation ?
September 2/2009.CCC for D16.
....soon inside my Shop
August 18/2009.Traction Control for D16.
At present I've got 2 Solutions:
- Motec M800 ( new wire harness required )
- Motec EDL or ADL ( just needs an Adaptor loom ) means TC, Logging ,Quickshift, Bike Control, GPS, Lap timing, Lap reports, Section reports, and so on
( check Motorcycle Electronics )
..then in max 4 weeks I know more about another 2 Options... maybe:
- Motec SDL TC + of course too Logging , Bike Control, GPS, Lap timing, Lap reports, Section reports, and so on
- The Grip-one Module finally works
August 3/2009: OnTrack
The Desmo runs flawless.
The AFR Tuner is doing a great Job, also the CTS7 Quickshifter .
The Motec SDL is programmed well, and the Logging-Setup works, also the Motec SLM
Still some trouble with the Grip-One sensors, as they are very fragile, and tend to break on tightening.
I hope to solve that last Prob next week
Only a couple of days left to have it all finished.
AFR Tuner mounted with logging
CTS Quickshifter mounted
Grip one TC Module mounted
Motec SDL mounted, with GPS
Supervision of Grip-One Module by the SDL
Motec SLM mounted/programmed
There would be much more to explain/display at present, but I can only focus a few things at present:
-the SDL is doing the whole logging.
-the SDL is supervising the Grip-one module, and has an x-tra stage for heavy slip.
- also alll Information's which are running into/out the Grip-one module are logged by the SDL
June 11/2009: Right wire Harness ?
This is Terror, working with Tons of different colors of Wires for each new Device.
Wiring the SDL at present, but I think I'll keep the overview.
June 11/2009: Right Quickshifter.
Best worldwide available Quickshifter as Plug´n Play Kit for the Desmo available soon.
June 03/2009: Right Tools.
Detected one of the Mega-Tools for the Desmosedici ( where everything hidden is hard to detect ) a couple of Days ago.
I think it'll guide me to build a new Section inside my Shop for all that tools which are sometimes hard to find, hard to track down, and hard to know that they're existing with that special Features.
After close to one year of Fight for this it finally happened, the Ducati CMC Gunmetal Edition.
And got the first "Plug'n Play" CTS Quickshifter Wire harness done.
Triple Clamps done.
Available for Desmosedici OEM and FG 800 Forks.
...back from the Anodizer, earlier than expected.
In the Shop soon.
May 13/2009 : Offset Adjustable Desmo Triple Clamps.
Got the first one mounted today here on the Desmo, for FG 800 Forks, everything fits well
Also available for OEM Fork, Pics available ~ Thursday.
May 19/2009 Evening : The missing 240mm Brakedisc for OEM Caliper
All kinda Brakediscs soon inside the Shop
BTW. Screenshot of firsts operation of AFR Tuner with Termi ECU.
You may detect, all cylinders ( Picture here while Engine a Idle ) are way too rich, check the Screen close
May 19/2009 : Some Desmo Brakediscs rear
All inclusive Readerslots for Traction Control.
Here's the PVM-Type for my rearbrake 220/27 :
Then I already have got the same Type as shown below, but as 240/35 Version, which is for OEM Desmo rear Caliper.
Both allow OEM Speed reading.
May 18/2009 : Correct Mapping
Maddie popped over from Switzerland today to implant the self learning AFR Tuner Solution to the Desmo.
For those may be not able to afford a full Motec System, or do have the sources around with Specialist who are able to Set up a Bike with Motec, the AFR Tuner will be the right Solution regarding Mapping.
More later, at present the roadwork looks....
May 15/2009 - Summary of past and next future developments.
Cable clutch Conversion, in ~ 10 Days the Carbon Sprocket Cover Mold is done, then I have the CCC Kit available.
On Monday 18/May 9.30 I will start to mount the 4 Cylinder individual Air Fuel Adjustment Module, and ~19.00 it will be finished
The Rearsets which I build will work for standard and GP Shift ( tested it yesterday )
I will offer two different bold on Desmo-Quickshift-Systems in about 8 days ( need to configure the harness therefore )
Offset-Adjustable Triple Clamps for the Desmo are done, at present they are at the Anodizer. Offset from +8 to -8 mm
Available for OEM Fork and for Ohlins FG 800, if you want - with Ignition Lock , and different steering Angle Stoppers (RACE/ROAD)
At present there are 3 different light rear Brakediscs for the Desmo on Stock (for OEM/MARVIC/BST/PVM... ) 220 and 240mm
Just need to make some Pictures.
The Mold of the Termignoni-Tail will be done in ~ 6 days, then approx. 4 days later the first one will be done, and available
May 14/2009 : Half and Half.
From the Pictures you'll be able to judge weight and Space saving.
A full rebuild Concept, and a half.
Moreless at present it's all about Space.
But when I put the full concept Desmo on the Lifter it felt really light.
In the End it's the way to go.
One of the major Desmo Problems is the Water-circuit routing.
May 12/2009 : Quickshifter CTS.
Probably the best stand alone Quickshifter on Market.
Received the matching Desmo-OEM Connectors yesterday, so I can offer a plug and play Quickshift Set with special wire harness in about 8 days.
No wire-harness tinkering needed, no cut of wires..... just disconnect and connect.
May 11/2009... good or bad News ?
I've got 2 so the speak "pre-Production" Fairing Stay/Intake Snorkel Assys here covered in a bag.... for worst Case.
I do not want to sell those, as they're kinda run in Product, they fit, and they work.... just do not look so good.
But I store them here for worst case, means if someone is maybe in desperate Need of such a Stay for a Race or whatever for shipping overnight.
May 10/2009 - 4 Cylinder individual Lambda Control/Logging.
Started today to find out the Secrets of the different ECU's.
All Cylinders individual Mapped, all monitored/logged individually.
May 9/2009 - Crazy.
To adjust the Quickshifter you move the Shift lever... strange Things for me happened then, even at the first slight preload of the Lever the whole rearsets began to move. Never none on no Motorcycle I had ever noticed such a "play" in a rear set by just moving the shift lever.
Mounted one of the most sophisticated "stand alone" ( means without Motec ) Quickshift Systems at the D16.
Took quiet a couple of hrs, and I'm still not done 100%.But once done I will offer this Kit as "Plug and ply Solution, with a special wire harness, pushrod for normal/GP Shift.. and so on.
In about 3 Weeks, available then for for OEM/RACE/TERMI ECU and OEM Wire Harness.
The Decision has fallen today - I will produce my own Rearsets for the D16.
Non flexing and height-Adjustable.
Next: got the Connectors which I will use for a plug and play Version of 4 Cylinder individually controlled Air Fuel Ratio Tuner, and plug ad play
Traction Control Box.
May 2/2009 .
Mounted the Lifepower Battery.
Enormous Weight saving
I can deliver it including Damping Material.
Fits into the OEM Battery-Housing
May 1/2009 .
The Carbon Kevlar Fairing Stay mounted .
Road and/or track.
Or a more integral view with the Bike:
April 30/2009 .
Kinda "rush rebuild".
No Time for me to build a whole Harness for Motec, no "Extravagance" in Solutions, because this Bike of a Buddy of mine has to be on track again in 4 Weeks.
So we're talking about a "small rebuild", even if what'll happen next 4 weeks probably won't appear as small rebuild for the most who will follow it.
One Desmo will have the huge, one the minor rebuild:
However, I've tracked down a Traction Control System which is working with front and rear wheel Speed:
Then for today everything unnecessary has been removed
Then I will try to implant a self learning Mapping Module.
Just the results from today, more will follow.
Ho, and what I really like - this tiny rear connector
April 23/2009 - Fairing-Stay and Snorkel.
Now available inside my Shop.
Fairing-Stay and Snorkel done.
Less weight than OEM
Soon now inside my Shop.
Couple of Fairing uppers and Snorkel done .
The Sketch of my Desmo Rearsets, which I gave to my Buddy to machine them...
I received the first solid rearsets for the Desmo.
Solid because the inside reaming to make it light is not important at present, important is that I develop the whole System as fast as I can..
Lot of things are going on - at least at the "Production edge" - as we try to produce a couple of Intake Snorkels and fairing uppers.
Of course everything takes it's Time, but I think we're able to ship the first done Bits ~ Monday 20/April.
In 6 days ( 21 April 2009 ) I'll have a speech with an " external FRP Professional" to build at least 10 of the OEM Intake Snorkel/Fairing Stay Combo from Carbon Kevlar, as I'm fully stretched with my for Fiber Resin Plastics Production Capacity at the Moment .
I do have to admit, I've lost the overview about what's ordered, maybe Parissa will give me right Direction, anyway I do the best I can.
Had a Speech with " Tube Bender " today, about fabrication of an Exhaust System for the Desmo.
We agreed to start with that work in May.
As all the ECU's for the Desmo (OEM/RACE/TERMI) seem to be useless, I need to find a Solution to solve that Prob fast.
But I've got an Idea.
Air-Intake Connector in Carbon Kevlar.
The best Choice for Track, won't crack into Piece like Carbon... in case of a crash.
Soon inside my Shop.
Carbon Kevlar lower fairing for Termignoni Exhaust done/prepared.
Soon inside my Shop.
March 31/2009 - Updates.
Today I've made the main Snorkel, Pictures probably tomorrow.
The Fairing-Stay/Dashboard Bracket mould will be finished Friday to be able to fab 1st Unit
The CCC Type 2 ( especially for Desmosedici ) tested today, very good results ( very low declutch Force ) will be availlable on about 6 weeks
The CCC Type 1 is available, I just do not offer it at present, because I want to have a new Sprocket Cover designed therefore ( as the Sprocket Cover needs to be cut, and I do not want to anyone to cut there "valuable" OEM Sprocket Cover.
Made one Desmosedici connecting Snorkel today from Carbon/Kevlar, maybe Pics also tomorrow
March 27/2009 - the missing Snorkel.
Available tomorrow .
March 25/2009 - Update
the Intake adapter Snorkel for fairing upper is done, just need to harden and to be cut and pictured then today
March 25/2009 .
tomorrow we will build the first (interconnect) Snorkel for fairing upper, that means first Fairing Upper-Setups can be shipped ~ Friday.
front Fairing Stay + Snorkel Production Carbon or better Carbon/Kevlar starts on Monday.
Pics of the Fairing lower for Termignoni Exhaust in about 7 days
March 20/2009 - the rear Brake.
The max. light hidden behind Swingarm rearbrake for the Desmo now available.
Fits from 220 to 240 ( OEM ) rear Brake Discs.
The Version without ( 5 Spot ) speed reading:
Including Speed reading Sensor....
.....just give me a breath, it'll appear inside my Shop next couple of days.
A few are readily available.
First Carbon/Kevlar upper Fairings are done.
And the missing Snorkels are available in a couple of days
March 18/2009 .
Makes no Sense to destroy the OEM Plastics ( made from Carbon, which is not really suitable for track....or road )
March 17/2009 - short overview.
One Type of Desmo Cable Clutch Conversion is done, as far as I know everything is already anodized
The Lightweight T7075 AL front and rear Axles are anodized now and available
I will build my own Ti-Exhaust for the Desmo, which will be available ~ August, at way less cost.
I expect the Snorkel mold to be finished today
I also expect short delivery Times for whole fairing stuff - as I will force Production from Thursday on.
I'm able to deliver Fairing-Lowers for Termignoni Exhaust Systems
I'm also able to fabricate front Fairing Stay + Snorkel, as I do have the molds prepared now for Production
The Desmo-Superlight rearbrake is 99% done, everything anodized already, just waiting for a sleeve to arrive
Rear Tail end for Termignoni-Exhaust will be available in 2 Weeks ( mold will be done in 4 days )
I estimate the first new designed Rearsets-Prototype will arrive in 10 days
March Friday 13/2009, Marriage.
Marriage of the lower Part of the new Fueltank with the upper Cover/Fueltank.
This Marriage has to be very accurate and takes a lot of Time, because it determines the final Mold.
Started with the mold of the Termignoni D16 rear End
And a bit "cleaner" Pic of the Desmo here, status quo today.
Lambda Sensor Nozzles weld in.
Does that belong here - dunno.
Do I care - No.
My Girlfriend with Bo.... our Saint Bernard
Rewelded the Radiator
Welded also the Crankcase Water-Intake housing.
...for the Battery.
2 Headers Missing (waiting for Lambda-Sensor Nozzles to be weld in ).
First Desmo Monocoque Dummy done.
February 24/2009 the missing Snorkel
We finally started to build that last missing Piece to have the front fairing available including Snorkel to match the OEM fairing-Stay/Snorkel Setup.
Fairing Stay and Snorkel ( both OEM Desmo Design) also available soon.
February 23/2009 - Water-circuit rebuild.
The weight of the Desmo Waterpump only is roughly 1 kg .
The whole tubing including Thermostat also ~ 1 kg
The right Side rubber Radiator Filler-hose is 200gr.
Next then the whole tubing and the Waterpump is filled with ( useless due unnecessary length ) at least 600cc of Water, which is 600 gr.
So a approximate sum up is 2.8 kg for everything, probably more.
And a huge waste of Space, as you see here
As there are 500gr. electrical Water pumps available, which are able to move 1200 L/h I decided to go for that Solution.
weight Saving approx 1.8 kg ( 4lbs)
clean Optics ( hoses routed inside Frame )
more Engine Power
space for a Battery (6.9 LifePower )
shortest way for Battery to Starter-Relays to Starter (again weight saving)
Way deeper center of Gravity due to Battery-Relocation
Waiting now for the Pump to arrive.
Max.Light High-End 520 Chain/Sprockets Kit for the Desmo soon available.
For OEM Wheels or PVM.. Marchesini, BST and so on.
Drive Sprockets from 14-16, driven Sprockets from 36 - 46, Pricing approx 320 Euros (drive/driven Sprocket/Chain... all 520 ).
Shoot me an E-Mail for your desired Transmission ration... and/or Suggestions
June 1/2008....an old Pic I found on my Computer, where it all began.
Desmo Monocoque/Weight naked:
Hanging here at 2lbs is a 5 digit custom wire Harness for the Desmo, ex Connectors.
OEM wire harness is at approx 4.4 lbs
Electronics done so far.
Monocoque mold finished.
Time to think about Location of Fuel.
The Desmo Ti Termi Exhaust arrived.
Checked a few details, some interesting, some not.
5000 - 6000 $ for that System is definitely not overpriced.
Desmo Monocoque mold growing and growing
Desmosedici wire harness done so far ( Motec M800/ADL2) .
Complete Engine and Auxiliary Inputs calibrated.
Decision came a couple of Days ago to fab also Rearsets for the Desmosedici - adjustable in length and height.
Those Rearsets won't be able to destroy the Monocoque in case of a crash.
Waiting for rework from now on, for better Ergonomics.
D16 Monocoque Mold growing
February 11/2009 Desmo Weight Killers:
The Wheels - weight saving Potential here ~ 9.93 lbs
The Battery, here you can save up to 5 lbs
The Fueltank - even Aluminum it weights damn 6 kg, can be done better
The Exhaust - weight saving Potential here ~ 8 lbs
The Monocoque - weight saving Potential 5 kg ( ~11lbs)
Water Circuit - estimated weight saving Potential 3-4 lbs
The Headlight - 3.5 kg , could be 0.5 kg with Endurance Headlight(s) ...or total loss for track
The drive train ( Sprockets/Chain) - I'll have a nice high end Solution by end of next week
The Wire Harness has way too thick wires, weight saving Potential estimated 50%
The little bits:
- Fairings ( weight saving Potential here 40-50%)
Keep the Radiator, it cannot be made much lighter.
February 10/2009 - my new Desmo Parts/Summary :
2 different Types of my Cable Clutch Conversion will be available in 4 weeks
the Light Aluminum Axles for the Desmo are ready for shipping in 3 weeks
the Development of the new Desmo Rearsets Assy ( wide adjustment range ) will be forced from now on ( availability ~ 12 Weeks )
Desmo-Monocoque will be available in ~ 2 Months ( already started with the Mold )
All different kinds of Desmo special rear Brake discs will be available in ~ 3 weeks
Connecting Airduct /Snorkel Modelwork start is tomorrow , so I expect the Mold to be done in 2 Weeks/availability in 4 weeks
The Motec Stuff and all the Electronics is no Deal anyway, just a Q of when Connectors or Sensors may arrive
February 09/2009 :
The Fueltank survived demolding.
And started with the Monocoque too - damn brain sport ahead of me.
February 06/2009 :
Due to German TÜV Inspection and intended DIN 9001 Certification we decided to go for a nice blue Frame for the Desmo.
BTW, now wired Sensors:
Front wheel speed Sensor
Front Suspension Sensor
Front Cylinder Bank Lambda
lean angle Sensors R/L
11 Pos Switch TC Offset
9 Pos Switch for adjustable Engine Brake Moment
Rear wheel speed Sensor 1
Rear wheel speed Sensor 2
Rear Suspension Sensor
Rear Cylinder Bank Lambda
.....missing at present still a couple of other Sensors.
Some I wait for arrival, some need to be done.
February 04/2009 :
I started to make a raw mould of the Fueltank.
In the End it will be Part of a new Fueltank/Seat/Airbox Combo, whit modern Ergonomics, deep Center of Gravity... and so on.
A long way from now on:
January 31/2009 :
First Fairing upper done.
I will use this Piece to develop the last missing Part- the connecting Airduct, which will be done next 10 days.
Then I'm done so far with the Fairing, and I'm able to think about the Monocoque/Rearsets Setup.
January 29/2009 .
The choice of rear Desmo Brakediscs ....damn complicated
Choice I : OEM Wheel ( or BST,Marvic.. etc..) rear light special (TC) Brakedisc 240mm with OEM rearbrake Setup, including Speed-reading
Choice II : OEM Wheel ( or BST, Marvic... etc..) rear light (TC) Brakedisc 220mm with Durbahn light rearbrake Setup, including Speed-reading
Choice III : PVM Wheel superlight w/rear light special (TC) Brakedisc 240mm with Durbahn light rearbrake Setup, including Speed-reading
Choice IV : PVM Wheel superlight w/rear light special (TC) Brakedisc 220mm with Durbahn light rearbrake Setup, including Speed-reading
Choice V : PVM Wheel superlight w/rear light PVM Flame special Brakedisc 220mm with Durbahn light rearbrake Setup, without Speed-reading
... I think ( I hope ) that's it.
The Maximum weight loose will be Choice V or IV .
Choice V will allow no Traction Control ( due to the Design of the Brakedisc )
Choice IV/III/II/I even includes Traction-Control Readerslots ( in case you plan to swap on Motec later )
A Picture here.
A 220- 240mm light Brakedisc ( for OEM Bolt Pattern or BST... etc Wheels ), in 220mm Diameter for Durbahn rear superlight rear Brake Setup - /or 240mm for OEM rear brake Setup.
Both including Traction Control/Speed-reading Opportunities
Just to let you know - the OEM Desmo rear Brake Disc weights one Kilogram !
I've got my special Brakediscs at 50% of that weight.
January 28/2009 :
The new PVM Mag 6 Spoke 2009 Wheels
The new Speed-Sensor, which I had to build for my new Desmo rearbrake.
With LED Indication of Operation-Control.
The OEM Desmosedici rear brake : 949 gr. ( 2.09 lbs )
My rear hidden Desmo Brake : 500 gr. ( 1.1 lbs )
January 27/2009 :
The most smart and most light rear Brake fluid-Reservoir for the Desmo now available
January 26/2009 :
Got the first Desmo Mini-Rearbrake from my Machinist.
Will check the Fitment today.
If everything turns out fine it'll be available in 2 weeks ( have to anodize them black)
January 24/2009 :
Desmo wire Harness insight.
January 23/2009 :
Got all the Deutsch-Connectors.
Proceeding fast now with the wire Harness
BTW: PVM Magnesium special Racing Wheels arrives, Pictures and Weights nest couple of Days.
January 19/2009 :
proceeding with the Wire Harness, just waiting for all the Deutsch connectors to arrive.
January 16/2009 Misc Updates:
- new radial mini rearbrake will be available end of January ( for Brakediscs 210-240mm )
- light rear Brakedisc 210-220mm for OEM Bolt Pattern OEM/BST/PVM etc Wheels available beginning of February
- my "traditional" CCC will be available early February too
- the D16 special edition CCC available end of February
- the front fairing mould is done, I expect first front fairing positive to be done in ~ 10 Days
- the high-end 9.2 Ah and 6.9Ah lightweight Durbahn-Life Battery for the Desmo now available with connectors ( Time to install ~ 5 Minutes)
- and the T7075 AL-Axles are done, soon available
Weight saving close to the weight saving of the 2 Ti-Bolts sets from Ducati .
Those Axles shave 680 gr. unsprung weight.
Ceramic Matrix Carbon Brakediscs, shot at Ducati-Borken :