Configurators and Calculators
Carlos' '05 M620 Gina
She came to me on June 24th, 2006; she was supposed to be a 2006 but, they liquidated the wrong VIN# so I got a $1K discount.
After a year she went back to the dealer for ‘popping’ issues, when she came out she looked like this, because the engine covers were replaced under warranty due to ‘rust’ , so I decided to have both new covers painted black
Started to ride her more and more, started learning with the help of the DMF and I took instructions and applied them. Installed a Dobeck TFI controller and it worked great. Then out of the blue this guy in his white Daihatsu Charade, vintage ’87 and drinking beer, thinks I passed him asking him for a race and in an almost 90° right downhill turn he slides 2 lanes and clips my front tire and there I go, sliding and then tumbling; I was able to ride home on lots of pain, didn’t know
how bad my right knee was or how bad my left shoulder was until the adrenaline was gone. The result of this get‐together looked like this:
A few weeks after this, I was terminated by my at the time employer and a long search for work of 1.25 years ensued that the bike was basically on stands for that time and just starting it so that engine wouldn’t seize. And then she got her brand and ears back:
While rebuilding the bike, I painted the belt covers in black, painted the headlight chrome bezel in black, made grills for the front and rear fenders, installed a Clear Alternatives clear taillight which I painted black around and also installed a LED license plate light and a Corsair rear brake reservoir cap in Gold. The black OEM rearsets are from a M695 from a Ducati owner in Canada and front brakes are EBC pads and rotors in OEM size. During the rebuild, “new” to me front forks were installed, RaceTech internals, also courtesy of a DMF member. Most also say thanks to JeffH for all his help.
She went like this for about a year until I decided to install the clip ons I had gotten in exchange from my Lh OEM rearset from a DMF member, thanks J_M, the same day I installed the frame and fork sliders from T‐Rex; a day before a friend installed the wheel stripes. Also installed, but modified, a Puig Raptor windscreen. I must say thank you to Jeff at Monster Parts for putting with me and LT from Desmo Times; accessories, parts and tools have been sourced from them mostly. Also to all DMFrs that have help me with instructions and photos of ‘how to’. Windscreen is off due to changing of masters to RCS ones, RCS16 for clutch and RCS 18~20 for brakes, so I have to modded again!
Also got a 998 front fender that was originally red and it is now black, the rear M1000Sie fender was cleaned, sanded, primed and then coated in yes, you guess it, black.
The brake conversion to was done with parts sourced from an 05 M1000Sie, Oberon short Aero levers and Oberon slave clutch cylinder, semi‐floating rotors, EBC HH sintered pads up front and organic at the rear. Also waiting to be installed was a SSR lightweight flywheel.
Brian W's Four Valver
Ok Ok, about time someone posted a bike or two, so i will break the drought, I guess i am lucky to be able to own what i would say are my favourite bikes. One being an 05 S4R Monster plus an MV Agusta F4 312R. But this is about my Duc, got it after stepping up from a 620.
I bought it with only 4000k's on it, standard other than a piece of carbon here and there. It is very close to the finished product.......BUT.........just purchased Ohlins forks from an 848 track bike so i guess it never ends eh. What have i done to it you ask..? What haven't I would be much easier to reply to.
It has been blinged up, but tastefully.......it won its class in The Ducati Owners Club Concourse De'Elegance this year, Monster 4 Valve section which blew me away as there were quite a few good bikes in the class. What helped is the fact that this baby actually gets ridden often, sporting close to 25,000 k's. Let me drag out a few photos.....
Out and about for a weekend ride
Around Sydneys 2000 Olympic site
A weekend o/nighter up The Oxley HWY
And at this years Italian Republic Day in Sydney.
Cairns Duc's S2R
Editors note...This bike was submitted so long ago that it is no longer owned by Mitch. I wanted him to get some credit for his hard work.
My Name is Mitch Keys AKA: CairnsDuc, and this is my 07 S2R 800, or as the wife calls it:
“The Italian Mistress” I have always loved the Monster, I remember when it was first released back in 93, and was determined that one day I would own a Ducati Monster of my very own.
In 2007 I could finally afford to order one for myself, so I placed my order for a brand new
07 S2R 800, only problem was, I had to wait 4 months to get the bike, there was none left in the Country.
Changing some small bits
So while waiting for my new Toy, I spent my time planning my attack, how to modify and customize the Bike and make it my Monster, I read as many Magazine articles and topics on various Ducati Forums, learnt the pros and cons of various modifications, also learning how to do my own service and maintenance work. Hooking up with some great suppliers of accessories and products, and then finally hooking up with all the cool kids here at the DMF.
Mods worth mentioning.
Finally the Bike arrived had arrived, now my modification path was set:
1: Improve ride ability (Suspension setup, 14 tooth Sprocket, Termi Kit, Brakes)
2: Ensure reliability (No crazy/fragile modifications as the bike is used for daily commuting)
3: Fix some cosmetic issues (Carbon Fibre parts, Paint Swingarm/Rearsets, etc)
4: Improve comfort. (Risers, longer Pegs, softer/larger Grips)
List of Technical Mods
Ducati Performance Goldline brake Upgrade kit (320mm Discs with 4 piston calipers)
Ducati Performance ECU
Ducati Performance Airbox and Air filter
Ducati Performance Termigoni Exhaust
Ducati Performance Catalytic Converter bypass pipes
SpeedyMoto Handlebar risers
SpeedyMoto Frame Sliders
TPO Crankcase Breather Kit
TPO Regulator Relocation Kit
TPO Dragon Spark plug Wires
TPO Stainless steel and Titanium Bolt kits/pivots & linkages
TastyNuts Stainless steel and Titanium Bolt kits/pivots & linkages
Ohlins rear Shock/Spring, Rebuilt front Forks with heavier springs
14 tooth front sprocket with Red EK X-ring Chain
Ducati Performance Assorted Carbon Fiber parts
Ducati Performance Billet Oil filler Cap
Ducati Performance Rubber backed Mirrors
Ducati Oil cooler hose from HyperMotard
Oberon Touring billet foot pegs
Rizoma Zero 11 Led Turn signals
Clear Alternative LED Tail light with Smoked lenses
Competition Werkes Tail chop kit
Zero Gravity SR dark smoke windscreen
RadGuard Australia Oil Cooler cover
S2R1K Carbon Fiber side covers
Single Sided Swingarm painted to match Frame
Cam Belts covers Vented with TPO grille Mesh and painted
Marchesini wheel rim stickers from a 1098s/Red Rim stripes
More than a bike
The bike has been a blast to setup, and it’s now time to jump on and ride, no more thinking about the next modification or part to buy.
I set it up, now I’m going to enjoy it!
To the DMF and Oz Monsters, and even more so to my wonderful wife, who never stood in the way of my dream Ducati Monster and supported me 100%. Thankyou.
See you out on the Road!
Bike of the Moment Baby - Goducs' S4Rt
Hi my name is David Godec. I wanted to submit my bike for the bike of the moment. It is a titanium 07 S4R. I bought the bike new and it was the best purchase I have ever made. I rode it the entire 07 summer thinking of thing I would like to do but couldn't afford to do. I did a Speedymoto clutch cover, tail elim, and integrated tail light. That was about all I could afford to do. In 08 I was in much the same situation...many mods to do with no money. So I just rode it.
On May 15th of 08 I was riding around town in Albuquerque NM and wound up on my head in the street. I was having too much fun and paying too little attention. I took the bike to the local Duc dealer and they stopped adding up the damage when they reached $14,000. The frame was slightly tweeked in the very back but from the motor forward it was good. The clutch was totally caved in. Rear seat cowl had bad scratches. Right foot peg destroyed. Small scratches on both wheels. Tail light cover cracked. Radiator tab on the right side was bent. As you can see, not too much major damage but a lot of small expensive stuff. I was stuck with a tough decision to make. I could buy it back and have a totaled bike with possible issues or I could let the insurance company have that one and try to start over. After much thought I decided that my bike and I had too deep a bond and I had to buy it back.
After settling up with insurance I started buying parts. I was able to make the bike exactly what I was dreaming it to be.
Here is the list.
Prior to crash:
-Tail Eliminator kit
-Integrated LED tail light.
-Bar End Mirror.
-New Tail Light
-Pazzo "Shorty" Levers
-Speedymoto Top Triple
-MPV Tuning Clutch Cover
-DP Corsa Racing Slipper Clutch
-Nichols Lightweight Flywheel
-Sato Rear Sets.
-Relocated License Plate
-Removed Side Covers
-Gp shift pattern
I think that is all but I could be wrong. I actually really like the sound with just the udder and dont have plans to change it very soon. I do have some ideas though and will be looking into doing those as winter projects. Hope you like it. I know I do.
Triple Js "Monstrada"
My name is Jeremy
(Triple J), and I live in sunny and warm Seattle,
Washington. I started out on the other board (as JJGeo) a few years back when I purchased my first Ducati, a Monster 620 Capirex. Within about 9 months that bike was upgraded to a Monster 900 Cromo…and that’s when the mod bug bit. In pretty short order I was spending a lot of my free time learning to work on that bike, and also modifying it. However, during an extended mod. session for that bike I rode my wife’s Multistrada 620. Upon return to the M900 a few weeks later I realized that I preferred the seating position of the Multistrada…so out with the M900, and in with a 2004 Multi 1000DS. I rode the Multi rain or shine (mostly rain) for the next 2 years, putting about 14,000 miles on it in the process. I always missed the naked look of the Monster though. So, when the weather turned sour this past October I decided it was time to turn the Multi into a naked bike. No real planning…I just started taking parts off one cold and rainy afternoon, with nothing but a vision in my head of what I wanted the bike to look like.
The first step was to decide what to do with the electronics and battery, as they all hang off the side of the frame hidden by the fairing, in stock trim. The common procedure is to place everything in the airbox, and install pod filters…so that’s what I did. The difference for me was I relocated the battery to a small box underneath the tail.
Originally I wasn’t going to paint the frame, just leaving the tabs and using a couple of them to relocate the oil cooler. But, the more I looked at the frame, the
more the unused tabs bugged me…so off came the frame and I ground off the tabs for a cleaner look. The frame was a bit harder to remove than I thought, as the swing arm and throttle bodies had to be removed, but I managed with a little moral support from a local club member. The tank on the Multi is one piece which extends under the seat to the tail. There are a few cut outs up front and in the rear for fairing attachment points. There are different ways to deal with these but I decided to fill them with foam and fiberglass to form a smooth tank. This is one of the items I let a professional complete, as I don’t have a clue about fiberglass or paint. I had a few blue bits on the bike already, so I wanted to keep the blue highlight theme.
Frame, wheels, triples, pressure plate cover, and passenger peg mounts were all powdercoated and the bike was re-assembled (surprisingly easy to do). The stock oil cooler and lines were replaced with those from a Hypermotard to produce a nice, compact look. I actually like the stock taillight on the Multi, so a local guy designed and fabricated me a custom bracket to mount it…along with a bracket for the gauge cluster. The headlight is a German made Hesa Fire unit built for streetfighters…and so far is the “controversial” piece of the bike. Gotta have something! Last was the exhaust. I wanted a short, single pipe set-up and found the solution at Competition Werkes…in the form of a slip-on for an R6. A local welder fabricated the connection piece
for me, as I can’t weld.
In the end I got a bike that was exactly what I was envisioning…a mean looking naked sport bike, with a comfortable seating position…and dubbed it the “Monstrada”.
Thanks to Nick (motogpfan) and Dave R. of Ducati Seattle for all of their help. I couldn’t have done it without them!
Stopintime's Red S2R 800
People of the DMF – greetings
My Monster came into my life late 2007. I needed to be passionate about something. I always had Ducati in the back of my mind, but out of my league – so I thought. Checking the price tag, I realized it was kind of within my budget. So, I bought a demo S2R 800 and put it straight into winter storage.
Changing some small bits
Waiting for spring I started getting curious about the brand, heritage and riders fellowship. I realized I had bought much more than just a good looking bike and was soon guided to the DML – expensive move! My Monster already had the Termignoni slip ons, but it became obvious that this alone wasn’t going to satisfy me. Mod virus found an easy victim – oh my I’m easy.
Mods worth mentioning.
This winter I had my suspension upgraded – the S2R 800 really needs work. I have a good WP shock, linear springs and new fork internals. I’m enjoying my rides and track days and have been able to take my skills to the next level, much thanks to the suspension. Clip ons did what I expected and more. The body position, the wrist angle and the loose elbows are all welcome changes. I have the wonderful CycleCat rearsets already, so the leaning forward/work the core/grip the tank routine feels like a natural progression. Safety and some peace of mind was and is always on my list – proper gear, a good alarm system, flashing LED brake light, mirrors which actually show what’s behind me and scary loud dual horns has proven to be healthy investments.
More than a bike
My story isn’t unique, my bike isn’t very special and I don’t have much knowledge to share, but I do my best to learn and to pass along whatever small pieces of advice I can come up with. The people of the DML/DMF have been very good to me and I will keep on trying to pay back the support, friendly attitude and inspiration. Your ideas and advice have cost me a few $$, but the experience have also doubled the value of my ownership. It’s been fun sharing my story and bike – hope you weren’t bored. Please stay awake, concentrated and safe out there.
Thank you all for a continuing great time on the DMF – see you soon.
Bike of the Moment Baby - Little Yellow Duck's 900
It all started with my first monster a grey 97 750 that I lost in a divorce (I was hooked on monsters). Then it was a yellow 99 750 (little yellow duc, LYD) that I crashed last Oct, but before I was out of my wheelchair (with a shattered left femur) a good friend of mine bought a new 07 S4RS and sold me his 2001 900 dark. It had already had some mods done to it: D&D's, PC III and a tailchop. So the first thing I did was take off those stupid Mickey mouse miirrors, then opened the clutch. My 11 year old daughter did the emissions removal, and put on my old 750 (I had painted last time) under the seat pieces.
Then I started the transformation from black to yellow.
I traded some parts from my crashed 99 750 for a new dark set of fairings, front and tail. Then I sold all 3 dark pieces on ebay (front fender, flyscreen and tail fairing) then bought all yellow pieces from around the world. The yellow front fender came from Alaska, the flyscreen came from London and the seat cowl came from Canada, the chin spoiler came from Monsterparts (pre painted). I took the rearsets off and the exhaust hangers to get powder coated semi black to match the frame. The tank had its usual dent on the right side from a small laydown. I took it to a paint and body guy that I know and he fixed the tank, painted it and then clear coated it plus he painted the pressure plate. then I took the seat cowl, tank and flyscreen to get striped and the new old school tank graphics installed, after that I took it back to the painter to shoot 2 more coats of clear over them. while the flyscreen was off I put custon front signals on. By now I was out of my wheelchair and riding again, so I had gotten the galfer rear wave rotor and galfer brake pads when I bought the bike, but they were not installed yet. So I bought new rubber (front and rear), new sprockets and a yellow chain. Took it all to get it done at one time. a couple of hours later he was done. Took it home and did the yellow wheel stripes. bought a LED rear tail light and installed it. Slotted the stock front sprocket cover and painted it black along with the belt covers and removed the frame stickers. I did a kickstand bypass, so it would warm up while the stand is down. Got some CRG lane splitters from another friend for helping him out. And the most recent mod was the K&N filter.
My friends call it the Big Loud Quack because of the D&D's.
I recently purchased a 98 M900S with only 4000 miles on it to turn it into my track bike, that project is yet to begin, but wait I will post it to the bomb list upon completion, so stay tuned.
Bike of the Moment Baby - Cellis' S2R1K
This is Celli's second Monster. The first was a M-1000 Dark. Before the Ducatis he rode a couple of Japanese bikes, a 1952 BMW and some Harleys.
Celli's Monster came out of its crate brand new in 2006 as an S2R-1000 and even before the first ride, Celli started the modifications.
What he likes about the Monster is its beautiful basic design, the nakedness in combination with Italian flavor. He says: “All Monsters look great. New straight from the shop, up to completely modified”. Celli is an artist and makes his living with painting on canvas. On his website you can see his paintings as well as the evolution of his Ducati.
What he wanted to do was to change his Monster into an even more naked bike (Nuda) in combination with high-tech elements (Lights, wheels, carbon-fiber, etc.) and nostalgic themes (Short tail, clip-ons, no front fender, coloured forks, taped handles, old fuelcap etc.). All covered with an Italian sauce. And he wanted to do the cosmetic changes by himself. That's why many parts were custom-made by him. The biggest reason he chose the S2R was the beautiful swingarm. His Monster couldn't escape from his creativity and was transformed in a double prizewinning "Ducreation".
You can split his modifications in two parts: Aesthetic and technical tuning.
- DP carbon front fender, modified to a minimalist style.
- Extra carbon front fender, a hidden, custom-made unit.
- Carbon rear fender modified and custom-made.
- Headlights. Lamborghini.
- Headlight-unit. Custom carbon-fiber.
- LED- taillight.
- Rizoma LED turnsignals.
- Rizoma license plate light.
- License plate, taillight and seat combined into one custom unit.
- Carbon aerodynamic fairing. Adjustable custom part.
- Rizoma grips, wrapped in textile tape.
- Rizoma bar-end weights.
- CRG bar-end mirrors.
- Rizoma brake- and clutch fluid reservoirs.
- Red ring gauge cluster, custom-made.
- DP carbon dash cover.
- Tie-wraps replaced by custom-made red belts with stainless buckles.
- Carbon heel-protectors, custom.
- Shortened frame.
- Forks in red. Coloring with tape.
- Swingarm in black powdercoat.
- Brakes in black powdercoat.
- Several small carbon parts. Custom-made.
- Several small aluminium parts.
- DP carbon air intakes for rear cylinder.
- Small carbon air intakes. Custom-made.
- RCM racing fuelcap added with old Ducati Bologna fillercap. Custom-made.
- Black striping on fueltank.
- Carbon tankpad. Custom-made.
- Tank protection underneath fuel tank
- DP carbon bellypan. Modified.
- Carbon chainguard.
- Chain in black with gold and red. Custom-made.
- DP carbon sprocketcover. Modified.
- RCM aluminium inspection cover.
- RCM oilcap.
- BikeDesign frame protectors.
- Carbon belt-covers. Minimalized custom parts.
- LSL Rearsets.
- 14 tooth sprocket.
- Iridium sparkplugs.
- TPO velocity stacks + POD-filters (K&N).
- K&N filter + RCM crankcase breather.
- Quat-D Exbox exhaust. Modified.
- Ohlins rear shock. Fully adjustable with carbon rear shock cover.
- RoadRacing clutch cover.
- Rizoma clutch pressure-plate.
- Bitubo-Italia steering damper.
- Fork adjusters.
- Wheels: BST-Blackstone carbon. Rear: 6.0".
- Tires: Michelin Pilot Power 2CTs. Rear: 190/50-17.
- Galfer wave-rotors.
- CycleCat clip-ons.
- Pazzo-Racing short brake- and clutch levers.
- Chain-oiling system.
- RCM- clutch slave cylinder.
- Big air intake for cooling stuff under the seat. Custom-made.
- DP ECU.
One of the most exciting things was extreme tailchop to change the bike into a "roadster". Most difficult was to make the seat -shorter, higher and flatter- with an integrated LED-taillight and to clean everything up so it looks as good in front of you as under the seat. Like it's a streetbike (Stradale) special, that came straight from the Italian factory. It was a big challenge to wrap the leather skin over the short seat. After 3500 miles it still looks new.
Also a challenge: the headlights, the rear-fender and the big airduct on the left, to cool off all the stuff under the seat. The carbon windsplitter was a challenge too.
The carbon rims are from BST-Blackstone South Africa. The bike turns corners more quickly due to the wheels. The headlights say Lamborghini Italia. Celli bought them at a bike show. The carbon unit for these headlights is custom-made.
The exhaust is from Quat-D Italia, and is modified by color and added with two copper elements to match the headlights.
Due to the enormous amount of aluminum and carbon-fiber, the wheels, the extreme tailchop and the low and short exhaust, the bike is very light (Superleggera) and rides like a dream. The sound, due to the combination of exhaust, open clutch and Pod-filters is hilarious. The bike is still under construction. Celli is also busy with a new headlight-project for this bike and a modular passenger seat-system (Mono-, biposto) so his wife can join him on his rides. She supports his hobby and is, like Celli, a big car and bike fan.
Every time he rides his Monster, the corners of his mouth, due to the looks, the sound and the performance, go north (= up).
The sound from the clutch, the POD-filters and the exhaust. The whole riding-experience. I enjoy it so much and it makes me happy.
It's all emotion, that is what it is.
It's pure emotion.
Bike of the Moment Baby - BP's Tostapane
Hi... my name is Joel, aka bobspapa. This is my bike. Her name is Tostapane.
I’m a dork, a loser, a wash out, failure…. and I’ve never been more grateful, or happy in my life.
Ya see, a few years ago, I bought myself a monster. Three months later, I totaled said monster. It was the best thing that ever happened to me. Crashing the s2r set off a chain of events that to this very day still make we wonder why I’m so lucky.
Crash bike... meet DML’rs (soon to be DMF’rs)... become inspired to ride again... buy another monster... sell said monster... get married... receive the mostest, bestest, coolest monster ever. (and an awesome honeymoon ta boot)
The bike is... love... friendship... family... and cool as shit
You mix a 96 750 engine, a 2000 900 frame, and bits and pieces donated from all over the globe... and voila... instant cool.
The bike is... love... friendship... family... and cool as shit
I ride it... I stare at it... I take pics of it... and... I am humbled by it.
It makes me smile... it makes me cry... and I will forever be thankful to all of you for it.
This bike is the DMF.