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Author Topic: So close, yet so far... my bike so far  (Read 24354 times)
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« on: February 01, 2010, 09:51:33 PM »

I've had a similar thread on the other board just to keep track of my mods and to give links to where I've got parts for those of you who are interested.

I originally planned on buying a Ducati Monster S2R Dark in 2005 but put it on hold because of an upcoming deployment to the middle-east.  I couldn't find one or even a 2006 when I got back home as they were all sold out in Cali.  I ended up getting a 2007 S2R800 in Black.

The following is what I upgraded/modded on the bike in the first half of 2007:

[Purchased the following from Good Times Motorsports - (]http://www.sacramentomotorcycles.com]
Ducati Performance (DP) Termignoni Carbon Fiber (CF) Hi-mount Exhaust Slip-ons
DP ECU
DP Open Airbox and Filter
DP Gubellini Top-mount Steering Damper
DP Red Racing Chain
DP CF Seatcowl
DP CF "Monza" Style Bellypan
DP CF "Racing" Style Fairing
DP CF Rear hugger
DP CF "Diversion" Front Fender
DP CF Short tail
DP CF Side vents
DP Tank cover and bag
Replaced stock license plate light with Ducati Sport Classic plate light
CF Tank Protector used for Clutch Cover and Crankshaft cover mods
ProGrip Gel grips
 
CF Tank Shield (http://stores.ebay.com/Track-and-Race-Products-Limited)
CF Smoke Deflector (http://stores.ebay.com/carbonworld-us-1)
CF Front Chain Guard (http://stores.ebay.com/carbonworld-us-1)
CF Slotted Sprocket Cover - had to dremel to fit (http://stores.ebay.com/carbon-performance-com08)
CF Side Panels - had to dremel to get them to fit (O2Carbon)
Red Wheel Stripes (http://stores.ebay.com/CustomDecalz)
Ducati logo Air Valve Caps (http://stores.ebay.com/TunerX-Factory-MOTORPARTS)
Frame Sliders (http://stores.ebay.com/T-RexSliders)
Front Axle sliders (http://stores.ebay.com/MotorSports-Machining)
Rear Axle Sliders/Spools (http://stores.ebay.com/MotorSports-Machining)
Frame End Plugs (http://motors.search.ebay.com/_W0QQsassZmonopostoracer)
Billet Aluminum Oil Fill Cap (http://myworld.ebay.com/ebaymotors/prototype_engineering)
Black Helmet Lock - placed on Handlebar (http://stores.ebay.com/Cyclebitz)
CF look Gas Cap Decal (eBay)
Clear Alternatives Integrated taillight with smoke lens (http://www.clearalternatives.com)
CF look Stalker miniLED Rear Signals (http://stores.ebay.com/LuckyBike-accessories)
CF look Super 29LED Front Signals (http://stores.ebay.com/LuckyBike-accessories)
Replaced Plate light bulb with 6 LED Festoon Dome Bulb (http://stores.ebay.com/warden-jp2002)
Emgo Cafe Racer Bar End Mirrors (http://myworld.ebay.com/ebaymotors/cyclerama_onlinesales)
Custom Black Shock Sock (http://myworld.ebay.com/duc-m750)
Ducati D-Ball Wheel Decals (http://stores.ebay.com/srsigndesign-decals-graphics)
Signal Sorcerer
Modded 3 button Garage door opener on gauge cluster
Fairing Stays/Brackets (http://www.poorducrider.com)
Grip Puppies (http://www.casporttouring.com/)
3D Ducati Logo Decal to cover original Exhaust mounting point (http://www.eu-decals.com/)
3D Ducati Logo Decal for Crankshaft cover mod (http://www.eu-decals.com/)

Removed reflectors
Removed stickers
Moved important frame stickers to under seat
Removed evap canister
Removed rear chainguard
Flipped handlebars
Modded Skull from my lighter and attached to fairing
Modded Dragon Pin and attached to short tail
Painted "Ducati Performance" on Tank Cover/Bag with Black Fabric Paint
Painted and attached 3-button Mini Garage door opener to top of Gaugepod
Blacked out windshield with flat black paint
Painted Chrome Headlight Bezel Flat Black
Removed Termi stickers from cans
Moved "Ducati Monster S2R" plate from side panels to exhaust cans

By March 2008 I made the following mods (then went to Kuwait as a civilian contractor):

CF Lower Fork Guards (http://www.carbonfiberman.com)
CF Hand Guards (http://www.rpmcomposites.com)
Monsterparts Adjustable Levers modified into shorties (think I'm going to upgrade to the Pazzos)
ProGrip Lever Skins
Ducster900's CF Shifter Rod
Wrapped forks with black athletic grip tape

I went home for a month in April 2009 and made the following modifications:

Replaced/rerouted right side oil cooler line with the longer Hypermotard cooler line (http://www.sacramentomotorcycles.com)
Satin Black rattlecanned the passenger peg brackets and exhaust can brackets
Dreamvee "Eyecatcher" Belt Covers (ebay)
Carbon Fiber Heelguard+Heatguard Kit (http://stores.shop.ebay.com/carbonworld-us-1__W0QQ_armrsZ1)
Oberon black foot pegs with metal studs (http://www.streetfightersinc.com/DucatiAccessories.htm)
Metisse Oil Cooler Radiator Cover (http://www.streetfightersinc.com/DucatiAccessories.htm)
GSG-Moto Universal Rear Brake Reservoir (http://www.streetfightersinc.com/BrakeReservoirs.htm)

All the following items I got from Monsterparts (http://www.monsterparts.com)
Carbon Fiber Rear Brake Pump Cover
Corsair Industries Black Anodized Billet Brake & Clutch covers
MFW Adjustable Footpeg Adapters (1/8" machined off to make the Oberon footpegs mount snugly)
Carbon Fiber Exhaust High Mount Bracket
Marving Cat Eliminator Mid-pipe

The last three items listed above were probably some of the best mods I've made.  My feet position is much better than stock.  The utter is finally gone plus a little more growl has been added to my exhaust.  It seems a little rich but I will get it adjusted when I install the TPO Velocity Stacks on the next go-round.  The cans are now mounted a little closer in and I think I am going to have the right side passenger peg bracket machined to match the left side as it bothers me the way it doesn't match the other side and I now have all kinds of space and able to move it in to match.

In June I went home for a week prior to heading out to the Czech Republic, Belgium, Germany, and then finally Afghanistan.
While home I made the following changes:

Removed rear CF mudguard since the exhaust was now rubbing because of the tighter mounting position.
Dariuslab Carbon Fiber Swingarm cover (http://shop.ebay.com/dariuslab/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_from=&_ipg=)
Covered front brake lines with black wire wrap/loom

I'm going to have to change out the leftside oil cooler line with one from a Hypermotard.  The silver one looks out of place.
Also thinking about shortening the cans by about 5 or 6 inches.
The MT-01 headlight I ordered hadn't arrived so it had to wait till the next time I was home (along with a few other mods Wink ).

Some pix of what it looked like at this point:


More pictures here: http://s690.photobucket.com/albums/vv270/drkmojo/Moto%20June%202009/

I went home for a couple weeks in December 2009 and finally had the MT-01 headlight installed by A&S (http://ducati-motorcycles.ascycles.com/index.htm)
I also had them install:
Vizi-Tec Novastar HSi Taillight (http://www.vizi-tec.com/products/ducati_supanova.html)
Duccutter's kickstand Ducfoot (http://www.duccutters.com/DucCuttersLimited.tpl)
Super 29 LED Signal Lights (Black) (http://stores.ebay.com/LuckyBike-accessories)
New set of Michelin Pilot Road II Tires
New set of Brake pads

When I got the bike back from them I then installed:
Motovation Universal Fit Barend Weights/Sliders (http://www.motovationusa.com/mvstore/scripts/prodView.asp?idProduct=304)
Motrax Mini reversible bar end mirrors (http://www.motrax.eu/item3568.htm)
Pazzo Adjustable Levers & Progrip Lever Skins (ebay)
CF: Ignition cover, Rear Chain Guard, Key Guards (http://www.monsterparts.com)
CF Framework Protection (http://66.196.80.202/babelfish/translate_url_content?.intl=us&lp=de_en&trurl=http%3a%2f%2fwww.desmorados.com%2fshop%2fcatalog%2fproduct_info.php%3fcPath%3d349_445%26products_id%3d1578%26osCsid%3d9b961573e7f29c444541aeb6ca3c3b9e)
CF Alternator, Engine, and Clutch covers (http://www.dariuslab.com)
3D Ducati logo silver sticker for clutch cover (http://store.proitalia.com/9815460x0.html)

I had also ordered the Driven Racing Carbon Fiber wrapped Aluminum Handlebars (http://www.motowheels.com) but they were not an exact swap for the originals.  The center section was longer and the grip sections were shorter causing issues with fitting the coffin reservoirs and reinstalling the handguard mounts impossible.  I gave them to my son-in-law and will try to reorder a better matched set at a later date.

The new headlight required some modification to the headlight mounting system and left me without a place to mount the windshield fairing.  The Pazzo Levers also caused issues with the mounting brackets for the handguards.  I am currently running the bike without both but will make some bracket mods at a later date in order to be able to install the fairing and handguards back on.

What it looks like at this point:


More pictures here: http://s690.photobucket.com/albums/vv270/drkmojo/Moto%20December%202009/

More to come Wink
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« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2010, 03:17:36 AM »

Looks nice and clean!
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« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2010, 02:47:16 AM »

Thanks.  Never got to ride it for long while I was home this time because of non-stop rain.  Hope to remedy that the next time I'm home.
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« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2010, 09:49:55 AM »

Wow, great looking bike!  Nice...love that headlight.
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« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2010, 01:40:06 PM »

Nice.  Evil
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« Reply #5 on: March 10, 2010, 06:09:47 PM »

Best replacement headlight I've seen.
That's a hell of a list of mods too.
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« Reply #6 on: March 10, 2010, 06:31:59 PM »

not going to lie dude, all those bling mods, and no love for the suspension? Angry

back to work!!!!

nice looking monster btw.
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« Reply #7 on: March 10, 2010, 07:56:11 PM »

I actually have no issues with the current suspension.  Although, I have thought about raising the back a bit and may do just that next time I'm home.  I don't take it to the limit being a grandpa and all so have been happy that the suspension meets my meager abilities as I started riding only about 5 years ago.  I do plan on completely upgrading the suspension as the current suspension wears out.  I will also be doing some intake mods next time I am home.
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« Reply #8 on: March 29, 2010, 08:47:04 PM »

Best replacement headlight I've seen.
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« Reply #9 on: March 30, 2010, 12:19:02 AM »

Looks nice!!
Do the suspension.  You won't regret it.
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« Reply #10 on: April 02, 2010, 08:50:58 AM »

Was it your bike I saw yesterday parked down in Marina Del Ray?
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« Reply #11 on: April 02, 2010, 09:22:44 AM »

Was it your bike I saw yesterday parked down in Marina Del Ray?

If you were on Beach Ave, I don't think it was. I chatted with a guy on a DSS, probably a 900, but it had the same tank protector. Which is why I thought I was approaching Mojo as well.
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« Reply #12 on: April 02, 2010, 09:29:32 AM »

Yes, it was Beach, funny.  Tank protector is very distinctive, that's all I took note of.
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« Reply #13 on: April 02, 2010, 12:20:50 PM »

Yes, it was Beach, funny.  Tank protector is very distinctive, that's all I took note of.

Must have just missed you.
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« Reply #14 on: April 14, 2010, 11:22:05 AM »

You guys were right.  I had the rear spring changed and suspension dialed in.  It definately rides like a new bike.  Much more solid.  I'll have to get the front suspension done next time around as I now feel that it's a bit mushy after upgrading the rear.  I'm at the airport on the way back to the Middle East.  I'll post updates and pix when I get settled back there.

As you already know that wasn't me in Marina.  I mostly stayed around Sacramento and took a group ride out to Georgetown and the surrounding area.
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