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Old 05-Nov-2016, 21:27
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Cool Monster project again - Pic heavy

Over the last couple of years I have been doing a few projects. The 750SS cafe thingy is finished for now I then decided to tidy up the Monster after 16 years of riding.

This was it before it was stripped down:



The idea was just to tidy it up until an ST2 came up for sale cheap it was in a bit of a state:



Once stripped and the internals removed it was blasted to clean it:



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The plan with the new ST2 engine was to keep it as standard as possible.

I had the engine etch primed and then lacquered:



I then mocked it up into the Monster frame:



I had to modify and add some bits to the frame. The radiator mounts, chopped the frame to allow the injectors and custom alloy bell mouths to fit and rear mounts for the ECU to sit:







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Because I had removed some of the structural integrity of the frame I then braced it up some more, maybe a bit too much but it looks good:



Everything fitted with a little fettling:



I had to trim the battery box to allow the air filter to fit:



I trimmed the clutch case with a saw and some files:



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Fitted the the engine I quite liked the look of the clutch case:



With all the welding finished it was time for a total strip down:



I shortened the standard front mud guard as well and it looks much better and I removed all the seams to give it a cleaner look:



I sent all the bits off to paint and powder to freshen them up:







The engine covers were treated to a bit of gold:



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Old 05-Nov-2016, 22:59
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I made another clutch case with a spare I had, this one was also done by hand files and a drill:



It was down to getting the engine together over a few weeks with some other custom parts. Allow cam wheels, lightened primary gears and flywheel:









The flywheel now weighs 1.3kg instead of 5kg.

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I managed to get some Ducati Performance hi-comp pistons for a good price:





It all started to come together quite nicely:







With a bit of modification the alloy intake fitted:









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The rear end was the easy bit to do:







The mudguard looked great fitted:



Stainless steel headers:







The electrics were fitted under the seat mounted on a carbon sheet:





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Very impressive bet it will look the Dogs do dahs when its all back together


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Loving the build thread, giving me some inspiration for the winter months!

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Love a good picture heavy build thread like this. Will look great once done. I would go the whole hog though and clean up some of the ally parts, bolts/nuts and other fasteners seeing as you've done such a nice job on the engine and frame.
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