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Question on updated ECU with stock pipes

Discussion in 'Technical and Troubleshooting Torque' at netrider.net.au started by ducm3, Nov 21, 2011.

  1. I've got a Monster 659 with the upgraded Termi kit (pipes, ECU and filter). On the weekend I decided to swap back to the stock pipes for a week or so to compare the look and feel, but left the upgraded ECU and filter in. Is this going to do any damage? Because as I was riding over the weekend, I heard an occasional cracking sound whilst idling at the lights.

  2. Not really. Keep an eye on your temp at idle Though. If it gets quite hot ie 115c+ I would shut it down. Or start splitting.
    I think the big worry is running too lean. Getting it too hot and scorching the bore and rings. I think lol.
    Pre ingintion is not the best for the rods and bottom end. So if it's pinging I wouldn't ride it like that. Or don't load it up if it is. Kind of ride around the pinging if you can.
  3. Yeah you'll just be running a little richer, might foul your plugs eventually but shouldn't be too bad. She'll be right