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By Mark Combridge
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About this project

SRM Performance Products Ltd has designed a retro fit fuel injection system for the 91-97 900ss Ducati's based on freely available donor parts from the later model injection bikes (specifically those fitted to the 1000DS) and some custom built parts to enable the fitment and running of the system. This is been offered for those that want the best performance from there bike and are looking at alternatives to the common combination of using an Ignitec ignition system and a set of Kehnin 41mm carburettors.

What makes this system so different is that it can be easily retro fit to all Ducati bikes of the era that have the same drive system to that of the 900SS for the camshafts but is not limitted to the use of a Ducati ECU which limits performance tuning ability unless you use a piggy back system to over ride the Ducati ECU. This system can also be adapted easily for all of the 4 valve bikes of the era as well.

This system is a fully tuneable for both fuel and ignition making it the first stand alone, completely integrated fuel injection/ignition, retro fit system available to the market for these bikes. The system offered for fitment will include the ECU and wiring harness, ignition pick up system, carbon fibre custom air box and ducting along with the cables and twist grip for the different way the throttle bodies are activated. The purchaser will then be required to source the manifolds and throttle bodies from a late model Ducati 1000DS or similar to complete the system. A small modification will be required in order to fit the necessary exhaust sensors in the exhaust system however the fittings and instructions will be provided for the purchaser to have fitted. An already developed custom exhaust system is also offered as an alternative to the original which has already been tested and developed. It will consist of a full Stainless steel 2-1 x 45mm exhaust system complete with all fittings and a single SPARK GP universal muffler.

I am also working on replacement fairings to be built in Carbon fibre and Dioleen with the necessary vents that are required to be used for the air box.

Risks and challenges

At the moment there are a lot of items to produce. The biggest hold up is been able to get all the necessary raw materials in place to get things done and still be able to develop, prototype and test everything in real time. This project has now been going full time for nearly 9 mths and I am now getting to the stage of looking for potential customers to fit to there machines. We are also looking to place a consolidated order of as many of the ECU's as we can in order to be able to purchase at a better rate and to consolidate our relationship with them.

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    Basic package

    Basic system consists of
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    throttle twist grip
    ECU, ignition pickups and wiring harness terminated ready for fitment
    2 x exhaust temp sensors and weld on fittings
    Air box and filter complete with all ducting in carbon fibre
    All necessary softwear and tune information.

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    Advanced package

    Advanced package
    All parts supplied in the basic system plus the following
    Complete stainless steel SRM Performance parts 2-1 exhaust system and all fittings required for fitment in conjunction with the fuel injection system.

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    Pro package

    All items supplied in both the basic and advanced package plus the following:
    SRM Performance Parts ltd Carbon side fairings with intergrated ducting to match with the carbon airbox.

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