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Different front end ? 2 months 2 weeks ago #22783

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I don’t know anything specifically about the Ducati electronics, but from reading this:

www.google.com/amp/s/www.rideapart.com/a...uspension-works/amp/

They are controlled via an electronic selonoid which controls oil flow. This is how many cars control their variable valve train - which I do have experience with.

These valves are usually full on or off at rest. So I’d guess they will be full soft. Those valves are either on/off style or PWM control. On/off would be in appropriate so you can bet they are PWM. IF you get those, I’d suggest getting a simple PWM controller with a manual knob for testing them. You might find that is suitable (just being able to dial them to a setting), or you may want something more elaborate that firms them with speed and/or under braking.

For testing, I’d suggest something like:

EBay Search: DC 10-55V MAX 60A PWM Motor Speed Controller CW CCW Reversible 12V 24V 36V

But you can do something much smaller for permanent use.
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Different front end ? 2 months 2 weeks ago #22786

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That goes WAY over my head I'm afraid. Wat is PMW?

I would like to keep the bike simple. It would be great to have adjustable shocks, but I really don't need anything as sophisticated as being able to adjust on the go. I'd rather go with something that I can set up (with a spanner/screwdriver) for normal town/A-road riding and then leave it like that until I'll be tackling the Nurburgring (which ain't gonna happen soon or regularly!)

I think I'll pass on those and see if I can find some that are manually adjustable... just a matter of looking for stuff off older bikes.

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Different front end ? 2 months 2 weeks ago #22789

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PWM = Pulse Width Modulation.

Basically you send full voltage in bursts. So on a 12v system 20% means you send 12v 20% of the time and 0v 80% of the time. The rate (pulses per second) can be very important for some devices.

And yes, if you are not somewhat comfortable with electronics, you probably want to avoid this.

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I've just been told all the electronics are with the set and working.

mmmmh....
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