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I've got a few questions for anyone that might have some answers:



1) The mechanic has suggested that I remove the rubber sleeves from the exhaust-spring holders. Says he's seen them catch fire on a few bikes. I've got the Akro Race setup.



2) Is having 1000 miles on the bike enough to break-in mileage to be sucessful with the dyno adjustments [and] still not hurt the engine??



3) Mechanic mentioned that I SHOULD NOT be using VP103 and that I could end up screwing up my injectors!!!??? Don't understand that - Anyone heard of race gas hurting the 12's injectors? I'll be using straight 91 pump-gas for the Dyno adjustments.



4) It's been in the mid 60's out here in CA., I expect that the temps Monday will be about the same. What differences might I expect this summer ( in performance) from the Dyno-Cal's done during the 60+ degree temperatures now?



Thanks in advance, "remember the 40/60 rule.."

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I've never heard of the rubber catching on fire, but I guess it could

happen. I'd probably take my chance's and leave them on. Have

you seen the pic's of the Akra glowing orange? That rubber's not on

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The oil test's that I have seen all seem to point to Mobil 1 as the best

oil. www.ducatimeccanica.com/oil.html



If your tuning a PC3 you should not run 103. I don't know much about

high octane fuel, but I thought 103 was O.K. to run, at least on a dyno

day.



I would think 60 degree's would be a decent temp. to get a map. It

may not be PERFECT, but I sure wouldn't change it for the summer. If

anything I would just wait.



Good Luck!

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Kingzx,

The rubber vibration dampers don't catch fire when the bike is moving on the road, air flow keeps temperatures under control. Whether or not the rubber vibration dampers on the header spring retainers [will] melt or catch fire while the bike sits stationary on the dyno at high-revs remains unclear at best.

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Actually, I believe they are more a silicone compound vs. rubber based. I do not believe you will get them to flame up without an oxy-acet blow-torch. No offense to the dyno guy.



Does he have pictures?

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