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Old 14-Jul-2015, 11:04 AM
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Question Will a 900ss (or any other Ducati) Tank Fit on a Monster M900?

As it says in the title....

I've been offered an M900 cheap bedause it has a damaged tank. I don't really like the bulbous shape of the Monster tank anyway, so I was wondering if I could fit a 900ss tank as they share an engine and so presumably the airbox and the profile of the underside of the tanks are the same shape. Obviously it would sit differently because the top spar of the frame slopes downwards at a steeper angle.

Feasible? Yay or nay?

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Old 14-Jul-2015, 05:31 PM
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A Supersport tank will fit as it has been done a couple of times on the DD race bikes


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Old 14-Jul-2015, 06:58 PM
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Thanks for that. By supersport do you mean a pre 98/99 carby bike?

Is much work required?

I don't suppose you have a pic so I can see what it looks like do you, please?
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Not sure this will work???

Sorry its not the image I thought of but I think the Monster looks pretty damn good!



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Old 14-Jul-2015, 09:33 PM
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What tank is fitted to this Monster? I'm wondering if it's a 851 or 888 (or whatever bike the Monster frame is based on) because it seems to fit the frame so well.
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Old 14-Jul-2015, 09:59 PM
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What tank is fitted to this Monster? I'm wondering if it's a 851 or 888 (or whatever bike the Monster frame is based on) because it seems to fit the frame so well.


851/888 Tank, Ron Jolley ran one on his Desmo Due bike, I run a 916 tank on my Monster race bike but you need to loose the sirbox and move the battery


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Old 15-Jul-2015, 10:48 PM
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851/888 Tank, Ron Jolley ran one on his Desmo Due bike, I run a 916 tank on my Monster race bike but you need to loose the sirbox and move the battery

Thanks. That's really helpful. I think I might have a 748 tank lurking in the recesses of my ex-wife's garden shed so it may have a new lease of life yet atop a Monster, depending on how much of a faff it is to make it fit.
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Thanks. That's really helpful. I think I might have a 748 tank lurking in the recesses of my ex-wife's garden shed so it may have a new lease of life yet atop a Monster, depending on how much of a faff it is to make it fit.


my race Monster with the 748/916 Tank
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Old 16-Jul-2015, 11:47 AM
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my race Monster with the 748/916 Tank
Also building 900 and 1100 versions

I love it. What sort of work is involved?

Obviously the airbox needs to be replaced by cones or something, but where does the battery go?

How does it mount to the frame?

Fuel lines and pump?

Presumably the front edge of a standard monster seat needs trimming to line up with the back of the tank properly?
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Old 16-Jul-2015, 09:40 PM
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Just a little bit of fabrication and I used the standard 916 fuel pump and connectors along with S&B air filters

This is the Mk1 version, the Mk2 is a bit neater
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