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Old 03-18-2013, 11:28 PM   #46
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It's been too long....

Ok, I know that the bike has been there for too long... Well, as I spent too much time out of the place so could not give the guys requests and supervision. Whatever, things gotta move.

The rear monoshock, yeah, the most difficult part has been done, like this:


Holes are made on the steel plates to make it looks lighter:


How it looks?


The seat with seat hump is also made:


The bike now has the Ducati look :
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Old 03-19-2013, 06:59 AM   #47
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The sheet metal fabrication looks great. Can we get some pics without the digital work done on them? What's the rear shock wrapped in?
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Old 03-19-2013, 06:54 PM   #48
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The sheet metal fabrication looks great. Can we get some pics without the digital work done on them? What's the rear shock wrapped in?
Thanks.
What you meant by "pics without the digital work on them"?
Do you meant the original photos which are not color blended? Doh, took pix by cell phone, looks suck!
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Old 03-20-2013, 07:41 AM   #49
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Thanks.
What you meant by "pics without the digital work on them"?
Do you meant the original photos which are not color blended? Doh, took pix by cell phone, looks suck!
Yes, I would like to see what the bike would look like in person.
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Old 03-20-2013, 08:04 AM   #50
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Yes, I would like to see what the bike would look like in person.
Well, with all of my respect:







Hope you are happy with those.
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Old 03-20-2013, 12:31 PM   #51
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Sweet project! Its come a long way man, great job.
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Old 03-20-2013, 07:05 PM   #52
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Sweet project! Its come a long way man, great job.
Thank you Sir,
The progress 's still going on....

Let me make a trial to see how's riding posture should be:




Obviously the foot pegs should be lowered. And the gear and brake pedals would be pulled backward around 15" or so.

The guys are doing the job of making the exhausts:


They said my requests are so complicated - but hell, they can do them all...
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Old 03-20-2013, 07:36 PM   #53
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Awesome! Thanks for the pics. Is the bottom of the gas tank finished?
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Old 03-20-2013, 07:52 PM   #54
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Looking good, if it was mine I'd do something about the rad shroud... it just doesn't fit the theme.
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Old 03-21-2013, 03:26 AM   #55
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The stance looks pretty good, if a little tilted backwards. How does it feel to you?
Personally, I'd raise it a little at the rear, but gotta say it looks very good as is too!!!
15'' would be waaaaay too far back methinks. You'd be practically lying on the bike - dragster like...

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Those cans look beautiful! What material are they made of? How much did they cost? Do they export?

Keep it up !!!
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Old 03-21-2013, 03:20 PM   #56
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The transformation is coming along nicely!

After you start riding, I'd highly recommend frequent inspections of the security of the rear shock bracket welded to the swingarm.
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Old 03-26-2013, 07:17 AM   #57
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Looking good, if it was mine I'd do something about the rad shroud... it just doesn't fit the theme.
Hmm... Sorry, I don't understand. My bad English...

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The stance looks pretty good, if a little tilted backwards. How does it feel to you?
Personally, I'd raise it a little at the rear, but gotta say it looks very good as is too!!!
15'' would be waaaaay too far back methinks. You'd be practically lying on the bike - dragster like...

Those cans look beautiful! What material are they made of? How much did they cost? Do they export?

Keep it up !!!
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It's ok to me though. And further more, my rear monoshock still have some room for adjustment if I want the rear to be raised up a bit. Thanks for your reminder.

Well, my bad estimation - exactly the distance I have moved the gear lever backward 10" - to the position just under my feet as shown in the photo.

The body cans are made from galvanized steel, and the rear caps they are lathed from solid aluminum.
Cost for a pair like mine around $300. They don't ship outside Vietnam.

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The transformation is coming along nicely!

After you start riding, I'd highly recommend frequent inspections of the security of the rear shock bracket welded to the swingarm.
Thanks. Hope I could do frequent MPI
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Old 03-26-2013, 07:34 PM   #58
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Custmomized exhaust cans

Ok guys, let's continue with the customized exhaust cans.
There were two extension tubes have been added to connect from the headers to the cans, yeah, slip-on type.





Here's how the cans fit to the bike:






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Old 03-30-2013, 10:06 AM   #59
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Front end

Well, let see what I could do with the front part of the bike.
Ok, keep the ODOmeter and Tachnometer. I really love the idea to keep those, as it shows the bike's real ODO itself.



Just keep the neutral light, replace the ignition lock by a smaller one:



And just keep the original headlight, less thinking for the time being for the headlight configuration. Not too bad:


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Old 03-30-2013, 05:26 PM   #60
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I love the lines of the tank and then the matching rear lines of the seat cowl.
Outstanding work!

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