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I tried to crawl over but the ems guy held me down and wouldn't let me move. I looked over to the asshole and asked why did you make that left? He glanced up from his iPhone and said, "I didn't see you"
I had the super-bright, blinding LED adaptive headlight. But he didn't see me because he was on the ..... Phone !!!
the bike is rebuilt and runs better than ever, I'm Ok but I do have shoulder issues when it gets cold

JC, I don't know who you are and I don't believe I've ever corresponded with you .... but holy shit .. I wouldn't wish that on ANYONE. That's one of those wrecks where if it happened to me, and I was only able to CRAWL over to the car driver I'd pound a mudhole in his ass!! Some people got no damned business being on the road.

I hope you'll fully recover without any long term problems. The bike is just a machine, it can be replaced.

Best wishes. Rex.
 
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These bikes tend to run lean with the DP ECU and Termi's.
Check your plug Gap




I pulled the spark plugs yesterday (8k miles on this set), and they looked a little fouled. I'm running the Termi exhaust and DP ECU, so I'm use to it running rich. Anyway, I'm in Houston, so we had game 7 of the World series going on. As soon as I got the new plugs in, I went out for a ride ... it was dark, cold, and windy, and raining sideways, but the roads in the city were completely deserted! I had way more fun than should be allowed.
 

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Thanks JC. The gaps on the old plugs were 0.23" to 0.24", with one plug a bit tight at 0.017" (far left in the pic; it was no more our less fouled than the plugs on the other cylinder from what I can tell).

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It's setup to run open loop with no O2 sensor, so I've always assumed the unit is a DP ECU - maybe not? Here's a pic of the ECU in case anyone can confirm what it is:

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These bikes tend to run lean with the DP ECU and Termi's.
Check your plug Gap
 
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I'm assuming this is a gt1000? That is what that ECU's is.
It can be used with any 2007 and up Sport classic
Is the air bleed screws on the throttle bodies screwed all the way down?
The only real way to get the picture right is hooking it up to a Wideband CO2 sniffer and making adjustments.
A VDSTS would help but not absolutely needed. If you are popping on Decel or gurgling it can be worked out with the idle mix adjustments. If not you need the VDSTS
This dark plug condition is from freeway running or is it from around town? Looks like low speed to me
Don't want to start a Plug thread but go back to using the NGK's


Thanks JC. The gaps on the old plugs were 0.23" to 0.24", with one plug a bit tight at 0.017" (far left in the pic; it was no more our less fouled than the plugs on the other cylinder from what I can tell).

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It's setup to run open loop with no O2 sensor, so I've always assumed the unit is a DP ECU - maybe not? Here's a pic of the ECU in case anyone can confirm what it is:

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It's actually a '07 Sport 1000. I wonder why they stuck a GT1000 ecu in there? I've found some weird stuff that you wouldn't believe ... No joke, it originally had a 520 rear sprocket with a 525 front sprocket/chain from the factory! I think it must have been built on a Friday 10 minutes before everyone clocked out for the day.

Never checked the air bleed screws (or know how to?), and I'm not familiar with a "VDSTS". It runs really strong, never any popping or gurgling, just more soot on the plugs than I'd like to see. All in all, I really shouldn't be complaining - feels like a don't fix what isn't broke type of deal! Mostly low speed city driving for sure ... Haha, here in Houston, the freeways are usually even slower than the back roads :ROFLMAO: NGK DCPR8E/4339 were what went in.

I'm assuming this is a gt1000? That is what that ECU's is.
It can be used with any 2007 and up Sport classic
Is the air bleed screws on the throttle bodies screwed all the way down?
The only real way to get the picture right is hooking it up to a Wideband CO2 sniffer and making adjustments.
A VDSTS would help but not absolutely needed. If you are popping on Decel or gurgling it can be worked out with the idle mix adjustments. If not you need the VDSTS
This dark plug condition is from freeway running or is it from around town? Looks like low speed to me
Don't want to start a Plug thread but go back to using the NGK's
 

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It's actually a '07 Sport 1000. No joke, it originally had a 520 rear sprocket with a 525 front sprocket/chain from the factory!
So did my 2007 GT. Didn't find out until I changed chain and sprockets to 15/42 around 20,000 kms.
 

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Installed my new Silmotor slip-ons. Excellent build quality, great price, and the sound is thumpin'. Glad to finally get rid of those old ugly black cans. I'll post a video with sound later. Apologies for the terrible photos, it's been raining out (shocker in the Pacific Northwest).

The rain is supposed to let up next Monday, hopefully I can take it out for a bit.

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Installed my new Silmotor slip-ons. Excellent build quality, great price, and the sound is thumpin'. Glad to finally get rid of those old ugly black cans. I'll post a video with sound later. Apologies for the terrible photos, it's been raining out (shocker in the Pacific Northwest).

The rain is supposed to let up next Monday, hopefully I can take it out for a bit.
They look great, while youre out for a ride snap a few extra pics from afar. Also were they straight bolt on or did you have to make modifications?
 

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I'll get some much better photos when it stops raining and I can actually take it out. They sound great - deep rumble, punchy, and just aggressive enough. I haven't taken the db killers out yet.

Straight bolt on. Made to order from Italy. Took about 1 month from order to delivery. Again, the build quality is very good.
 

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I'll get some much better photos when it stops raining and I can actually take it out. They sound great - deep rumble, punchy, and just aggressive enough. I haven't taken the db killers out yet.
If you're like me....you are probably going to love them even more when you take these out. When I took the db killers out of my Termi's, that was it for me. Sound was perfect!
 

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They look great, while youre out for a ride snap a few extra pics from afar. Also were they straight bolt on or did you have to make modifications?
Got to run her a bit with the new pipes during a break in the rain. As requested here are better shots for you:

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Yesterday & more today - time spent cleaning & checking my GT. Ah, hands on!

Also, a reminder to Sport Classic owners: check the mounting bolts for your side stand. Seems I've found both to be loose about once a year. Don't know why that is. I remove both bolts, clean the bolts and holes thourghly, reapply thread lock (blue Lock Tite) and retorque both. If that's the worst thing I find, I'm doing good.

Now, back to it.
 

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I really don't like Ducati's side stand arrangement - all the weight of the bike on the crankcase mounting. I suspect that the bolts are slightly too long for the holes and don't tighten properly.
 

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Finished up the Spring cleaning on the GT.

AND . . . It just started to snow here. 1st snow we've had all Winter.

1st ride will just have to wait for a while longer.
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..... l almost completed the installation of a new EVR Slipper Clutch.

Quite a nice and simple job.

I had bought all the new parts so I did not have to transfer parts from the old Clutch to the new Slipper.

Since I did remove the complete system during the change I did also change all the O-rings while I had the change to do so.

Now I am waiting for new polished bolts for the clutch cover to arrive.

 
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