Monday, November 28, 2016

Patience pays off

Started out with an average looking 2002 M750ie, and now I have something incredible looking. Its so fast too, I never get used to how this bike looks, sounds, and feels. I would like to credit a few sources for inspiration, knowledge, and advice:
  1. m900.blogspot.com. Whoever runs this blog did the same thing I did to my M750, but even moreso. I couldn't have gotten as far as I had if I had not been able to use their blog as a reference.
  2. California Cycleworks. Chris Kelly runs this the shop, he is well known in the motorcycle world, particularly among Ducati enthusiasts. You can find Chris on Youtube "how to" videos he posts, Facebook, or ducatimonster.org or ducati.org. If you are searching for parts, check out California Cycleworks online, or email them. Chris or Candice are always able and willing to help.
Below are the modifications and improvements I made:

Performance
Factory airbox removal and replaced with TPO Parts Beast Kit pod filters and velocity stacks
Rear brake disc upgrade (cast iron BrakeTech rotor)
Ignition coil replacement
PCV breather valve replaced with STM breather and vented out under seat pan.
Stock oil mist collector reservoir removed, voltage rectifier relocated under seat pan
New intake valves and timing belts
New front and rear tires and chain

Aesthetics
Ducabike "rearsets" with rear brake cylinder relocated
Open (windowed) clutch cover by Mark Riley (SatoriMoto)
Completely new "racing" paintjob and body work
Front brake and clutch controls and master cylinder replacements
Stock headlight upgrade to Streetfighter dual lamps
SpeedyMoto open timing belt covers
Black Kevlar wrapped pipes
Carbon-Fiber "shorty" hugger installed over rear tire
Frame Sliders and front axle sliders
Woodcraft clip-ons, short stalk turn signals
"Smoke" tint rear brake light with integrated turn signals
Ignition starter wire and electrical wire loom cleanup and reroute
Hypermotard oil cooler installed, removed factory cooler
Rizoma remote rear brake reservoir
Powdercoated left side engine case stator cover
Carbon-fiber "shorty" hugger for rear tire
Ducati Comfort Seat

Check out the photos below, and the video link-
http://youtu.be/cv_aJzFmjGc

"Bone" stock 2002 Ducati Monster 750ie 

Kingman, AZ August 2014 during 4500 mile 2 week road trip

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