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Forum: Sport Classic   Dec 31st, 2013, 3:44 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 1,135
Posted By dietrichpfeifer
Thanks! Looks like I was just 6 lbs short... ;) ...

Thanks! Looks like I was just 6 lbs short... ;)

I should add that the comfort I got from attempting this was that the bolts only hold on the retainer plate, they don't take the load of the...
Forum: Sport Classic   Dec 31st, 2013, 3:36 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 1,135
Posted By dietrichpfeifer
I would love to get up there.... My brother lives...

I would love to get up there.... My brother lives in Seattle and rides now (BMW....blech...haha) and we have been talking a lot about riding in the NW.
Forum: Sport Classic   Dec 31st, 2013, 2:57 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 1,135
Posted By dietrichpfeifer
BTW - Here is the current look of the bike, this...

BTW - Here is the current look of the bike, this is unchanged from the street, just minus the light covers:...
Forum: Sport Classic   Dec 31st, 2013, 2:40 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 1,135
Posted By dietrichpfeifer
Overdue service interval‏ and wet clutch fix

Hello ducati.ms, long time no see. Thought I'd give a little update. I'm still rolling around on my early release '07 GT1000 and have about 72,000 miles on it. I've done all the service on this bike...
Forum: Sport Classic   Nov 21st, 2012, 12:31 am
Replies: 48
Views: 6,249
Posted By dietrichpfeifer
I've had a damper, upgraded wheels, and upgraded...

I've had a damper, upgraded wheels, and upgraded forks for a long time now, but here's my theory on the tankslapper issue:

If you are running stock forks and weigh over 150 lbs your preload is...
Forum: Sport Classic   Oct 7th, 2012, 1:05 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 2,013
Posted By dietrichpfeifer
If anyone is looking for an LED bulb that fits in...

If anyone is looking for an LED bulb that fits in the stock Sport Classic tailight housing (or any other housing that canonly fit standard shapped bulbs...) I have been using this one for a couple...
Forum: Sport Classic   Sep 21st, 2012, 3:44 pm
Replies: 169
Views: 25,341
Posted By dietrichpfeifer
hahah...That makes WAY more sense! Guess I'm...

hahah...That makes WAY more sense! Guess I'm spoiled by all these newfangled bikes and their fancy vent hose routing.
Forum: Sport Classic   Sep 21st, 2012, 3:00 pm
Replies: 169
Views: 25,341
Posted By dietrichpfeifer
Awesome work. What's up with the toggle...

Awesome work.

What's up with the toggle switch looking thing on the top of the tank? Is it for "swell" "anti-swell" settings?
Forum: Sport Classic   Sep 13th, 2012, 11:50 am
Replies: 19
Views: 1,676
Posted By dietrichpfeifer
Hello! hello... hello... Looks like most...

Hello! hello... hello...

Looks like most of the original gang is still around. I still ride every chance I get and looking forward to a nice winter riding season here in Phoenix. Really wish I...
Forum: Sport Classic   Aug 30th, 2012, 1:10 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 2,966
Posted By dietrichpfeifer
As stripped down as I like my bike to look...I...

As stripped down as I like my bike to look...I kept the side covers. I converted them to quick release using dzus fasteners and keep small bicycle seat bags behind them. Between that and the minimal...
Forum: Sport Classic   Aug 23rd, 2012, 12:40 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,100
Posted By dietrichpfeifer
Sorry in advance, hoping not to derail the thread...

Sorry in advance, hoping not to derail the thread topic (I can't vote because I've had sealed/tubless spoked wheels for about 40,000 miles), but wanted to point out a couple things about my tubeless...
Forum: Sport Classic   Aug 21st, 2012, 1:51 am
Replies: 25
Views: 3,773
Posted By dietrichpfeifer
Right on! I just went out to check my GT...

Right on!

I just went out to check my GT ...66,044 miles so far. Love this thing. I ride it pretty hard some days, take it easy others...no matter what it keeps on ticking. I do all my own...
Forum: Sport Classic   Aug 21st, 2012, 1:31 am
Replies: 23
Views: 3,373
Posted By dietrichpfeifer
I put some retro looking flanges on my bikek when...

I put some retro looking flanges on my bikek when doing the spaghetti headers about 2 years ago...

http://gerhartdesign.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Headers/HeaderIntake-017/1088277310_dUt3V-M.jpg...
Forum: Sport Classic   Mar 26th, 2012, 1:43 am
Replies: 201
Views: 22,822
Posted By dietrichpfeifer
Gawd I want in on this ride. I will be focusing...

Gawd I want in on this ride. I will be focusing my sights on the dates and logistics. If I can get the time, I will be there.
Forum: Sport Classic   Mar 18th, 2012, 5:41 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 1,656
Posted By dietrichpfeifer
Nice work on those mounts! The Kellermans are...

Nice work on those mounts! The Kellermans are high quality stuff also.
Forum: Sport Classic   Mar 18th, 2012, 12:54 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 816
Posted By dietrichpfeifer
That was great!

That was great!
Forum: Sport Classic   Feb 27th, 2012, 7:18 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 759
Posted By dietrichpfeifer
You're not cranking the bars when backing it up...

You're not cranking the bars when backing it up are you? (indicating a short in the harness)
Forum: Sport Classic   Feb 21st, 2012, 9:09 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 4,084
Posted By dietrichpfeifer
Haha...I guess I deserve that. Need to get my...

Haha...I guess I deserve that. Need to get my body position more over the front, the Sport Classics I've ridden with clip on handlebars seem to handle much better than my GT, even though my bars are...
Forum: Sport Classic   Feb 20th, 2012, 9:38 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 4,084
Posted By dietrichpfeifer
I've been thinking of doing M-bars for a...

I've been thinking of doing M-bars for a while...Anyone know of any alloy ones available? Haven't been able to find them. Need more weight over the front!
Forum: Sport Classic   Feb 16th, 2012, 10:44 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 1,035
Posted By dietrichpfeifer
Another idea...what I did: I took a Monster...

Another idea...what I did: I took a Monster fender, cut the plastic legs off, and added mounts so I could mount it using the stock GT fender mounts. I like the Monster fenders because they are a bit...
Forum: Sport Classic   Feb 16th, 2012, 12:41 am
Replies: 201
Views: 22,822
Posted By dietrichpfeifer
You Canadians are weird (and I grew up in Alaska,...

You Canadians are weird (and I grew up in Alaska, so I know weird...). Muzzman - If you have one of these setups in your basement I'm staying far away- :D

"Canadian takes over seven years to dig...
Forum: Sport Classic   Feb 14th, 2012, 3:53 pm
Replies: 51
Views: 9,561
Posted By dietrichpfeifer
I've got the ducshop kit as well. I installed it...

I've got the ducshop kit as well. I installed it when I put on a spaghetti header and then had the power commander dyno tuned with separate maps for each cylinder. Bike made less power (on paper)...
Forum: Sport Classic   Feb 11th, 2012, 1:01 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 2,166
Posted By dietrichpfeifer
Saturday morning comics...

Just something I drew up over coffee this morning.... "The Hypochondriac biker"...ha!

http://gerhartdesign.smugmug.com/Life/Misc2012/i-22nX3t8/0/L/TheHypochondriacBiker-L.jpg...
Forum: Sport Classic   Feb 6th, 2012, 9:00 pm
Replies: 28
Views: 7,592
Posted By dietrichpfeifer
Can't believe it's been that long either. Bike...

Can't believe it's been that long either. Bike still feels new to me! haha.. I have to hand it to Sargent though- That seat still looks like new...and I'm talking after almost 60,000 miles on that...
Forum: Sport Classic   Feb 4th, 2012, 10:11 pm
Replies: 201
Views: 22,822
Posted By dietrichpfeifer
I am so wanting to make this meet up and August...

I am so wanting to make this meet up and August is better than July for me for sure. Still not guaranteed, but I am dreaming of a truck or van loaded with Ducatis and making a beeline from Phoenix to...
Forum: Sport Classic   Feb 4th, 2012, 12:32 am
Replies: 640
Views: 168,077
Posted By dietrichpfeifer
There are some damn purty bikes in this thread,...

There are some damn purty bikes in this thread, but figured it was time I updated this anyway...the girl is long gone, but this old Honda is still around. Been chipping away at it. Cut off as many...
Forum: Sport Classic   Jan 29th, 2012, 10:52 am
Replies: 19
Views: 2,175
Posted By dietrichpfeifer
Sounds like a fun time with a great bike! Nice...

Sounds like a fun time with a great bike! Nice work guys!
Forum: Sport Classic   Jan 27th, 2012, 9:27 pm
Replies: 31
Views: 6,467
Posted By dietrichpfeifer
Silly Blitzen...Bling doesn't get dirty....! :D

Silly Blitzen...Bling doesn't get dirty....! :D
Forum: Sport Classic   Jan 16th, 2012, 10:37 pm
Replies: 40
Views: 3,611
Posted By dietrichpfeifer
Here's another for the "what the..."...

Here's another for the "what the..." thread....even though I go back and forth between liking it and not liking it:...
Forum: Sport Classic   Jan 10th, 2012, 9:39 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 1,351
Posted By dietrichpfeifer
Cool! I had a couple "Hey! That's me!" momments...

Cool! I had a couple "Hey! That's me!" momments in there...haha Thanks for posting it up.
Forum: Sport Classic   Jan 1st, 2012, 9:51 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 1,441
Posted By dietrichpfeifer
Hey Stephano - Photobucket makes it simple. In...

Hey Stephano - Photobucket makes it simple. In the Photobucket album view when you hover your mouse over a photo that's been uploaded you will get a dropdown list of options for links. Click on the...
Forum: Sport Classic   Dec 31st, 2011, 6:34 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 514
Posted By dietrichpfeifer
Happy New Year! Hoping for many more great miles...

Happy New Year! Hoping for many more great miles for everyone...I'm starting with a few hundred tomorrow for the first official ride of the year!
...
Forum: Sport Classic   Dec 26th, 2011, 9:32 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,467
Posted By dietrichpfeifer
The lunch stop was Panamint Springs Resort. ...

The lunch stop was Panamint Springs Resort. Really good food too... Looked like they had rooms for let behind the restaurant and also a campground across the street. Might be a good jumping off...
Forum: Sport Classic   Dec 23rd, 2011, 3:59 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,467
Posted By dietrichpfeifer
Can you see the road out in this one? ...

Can you see the road out in this one?

http://gerhartdesign.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Death-Valley-December-2011/i-Kd6K4ZX/0/M/IMG6498-M.jpg

A note about our brush with “the law” when we got to...
Forum: Sport Classic   Dec 23rd, 2011, 3:59 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,467
Posted By dietrichpfeifer
Thumbs up Hey! What about the Day 2 love? (Was actually day...

Hey! What about the Day 2 love? (Was actually day 3 for me...)

Here are my notes from the trip, sorry it took me so long to post up and if any pics are repeats:

This trip was too good to pass...
Forum: Sport Classic   Dec 16th, 2011, 2:01 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,973
Posted By dietrichpfeifer
Well, I've used just about every oil under the...

Well, I've used just about every oil under the sun in the last 60,000 miles including semi-synthetic and blends of multiple brands, with no noticeable wear so my suggestion would be to not worry too...
Forum: Sport Classic   Dec 12th, 2011, 7:41 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,449
Posted By dietrichpfeifer
Thanks guys. It seems to run fine and always...

Thanks guys. It seems to run fine and always has...Someday I will tear it down I suppose and find the problem. Was kind of hoping someone had the same error codes I have and found the specific...
Forum: Sport Classic   Dec 9th, 2011, 10:36 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,449
Posted By dietrichpfeifer
Nagging problem with the check engine light

Hoping spomeone on here might have some insight on this engine light on my '07 GT1000. I've had it since new, and it has almost always had this problem. Runs great.

On my first track day...a...
Forum: Sport Classic   Dec 9th, 2011, 12:14 am
Replies: 194
Views: 23,754
Posted By dietrichpfeifer
That. Sucks. Sorry to hear it.

That. Sucks. Sorry to hear it.
Forum: Sport Classic   Dec 8th, 2011, 8:11 pm
Replies: 35
Views: 6,450
Posted By dietrichpfeifer
Actually, the first time I adjusted my belts I...

Actually, the first time I adjusted my belts I did it with a tone generator and just compared the notes by ear. if you adjust it between 100, 110, and 120 Hz I think most people could tell the...
Forum: Sport Classic   Dec 8th, 2011, 9:42 am
Replies: 35
Views: 6,450
Posted By dietrichpfeifer
This is the best tuner I've found to download to...

This is the best tuner I've found to download to my laptop for belt frequency adjustments: FMJ-Software - Home of Chromatia and other Great Applications! (http://www.fmjsoft.com/chromatia.html)
I...
Forum: Sport Classic   Dec 3rd, 2011, 1:02 am
Replies: 15
Views: 1,394
Posted By dietrichpfeifer
I have the EMS shim kit and use that, but still...

I have the EMS shim kit and use that, but still use the stock collets. I have seen LOTS of shattered collets. Either one or both half rigs will break into 2-3 pieces. This is due to the closer gaps...
Forum: Sport Classic   Dec 2nd, 2011, 7:36 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 1,394
Posted By dietrichpfeifer
Couple notes as I just used the worksheet to...

Couple notes as I just used the worksheet to adjust my valves today... Make sure you keep track of which cylinder and intake or exhaust valve you are working on and where you are writing things on...
Forum: Sport Classic   Dec 2nd, 2011, 12:59 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 1,394
Posted By dietrichpfeifer
Shoot. Might have to save it down then reset the...

Shoot. Might have to save it down then reset the print area. I've attached PDF to this post, should be easier to print but you can't edit it.
Forum: Sport Classic   Dec 2nd, 2011, 2:04 am
Replies: 15
Views: 1,394
Posted By dietrichpfeifer
Whoops! Sorry guys, it should be fixed now, or...

Whoops! Sorry guys, it should be fixed now, or use greggers link.
Forum: Sport Classic   Dec 2nd, 2011, 1:02 am
Replies: 15
Views: 1,394
Posted By dietrichpfeifer
2-valve measuring & adjusting worksheet

I put a worksheet together based on info culled from the web, manuals, and my own way of adjusting valves on my own and several friend's bikes. It may not be for everybody, and I know there are other...
Forum: Hall of Wisdom   Dec 2nd, 2011, 12:36 am
Replies: 2
Views: 2,916
Posted By dietrichpfeifer
2-valve measuring & adjusting worksheet

This might not be for everybody, but now that I've done at least a dozen valve checks & adjusts on my own and friends 2-valve bikes I developed this little worksheet from info gathered around the web...
Forum: Sport Classic   Dec 1st, 2011, 5:57 pm
Replies: 35
Views: 6,450
Posted By dietrichpfeifer
For what it's worth I've personally installed a...

For what it's worth I've personally installed a few pairs of CA-Cycleworks belts on my own bike and friends bikes with ZERO problems. I tune them to as close as I can get to 110 Hz but never over....
Forum: Sport Classic   Nov 26th, 2011, 10:22 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 749
Posted By dietrichpfeifer
I would definitely test the headlight relay. The...

I would definitely test the headlight relay. The wiring diagram I had did not show one at all, but sure enough there is one. Can't remember if there is one for the high beam and a separate one for...
Forum: Sport Classic   Nov 21st, 2011, 6:39 pm
Replies: 313
Views: 142,081
Posted By dietrichpfeifer
Having trouble finding words...Awesome bike. ...

Having trouble finding words...Awesome bike. Seat looks great, I think any changes might come down to how it feels riding it...with the power to weight of that thing you might need bigger a bum-stop...
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