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Old 01-30-2009, 11:57 PM   #1
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Il Mostro de Enduro

And now for something completely different ! I present, Il Mostro de Enduro!

I thought i’d share the build with you guys, feel free to make suggestions though, idea’s are always welcome.
I’ve tried many bikes over the years but never really found something i liked so i decided to build something to suit me. Had a few Ducati’s which i really enjoyed but they are way too small for me physically, so i decided to super size one.
To start with i bought a 2000 model 900cc Ducati Monster with the fuel injected motor back in August last year. The bike was an insurance write off but with very little damage, just a dented tank and broken clutch perch etc etc. First thing i did was get it running and take it for a spin, and it goes quite well and for an air cooled v-twin its quite powerful. I had second thoughts about turning this into a dual sport bike due to the power..........not .


I did some initial stuffing about with a YZ front end, here it is looking like a chopper


Heres a few pics of the suspension travel and rear shock placement mock ups. The shock is now tilted forward and links directly to the swingarm (the paoli is just there for show, an ohlins is coming for it).


I've extended the swingarm by 100mm, its a rough mock up at the moment just to see how the bike handles, once i'm happy we'll get a custom tube type one fabricated up.


I’ve had quite a bit of assistance from Pezz and his mate Mal (thanks a heap guys) Pezz has helped with the overall design and given me a lot (a LOT) of advice with the frame, swing arm and geometry, Mal did the machining work on the triple clamps etc. Paul Rooney has also been a big help with suspension set up info and rebuilding the Marzocchi forks and soon to build the Ohlins rear shock.
Here it is so far, i still have to fab up pegs, a side stand, exhaust, brake caliper brackets and bash plate plus a million small things. When finished it should be a 50 -50 dirt / road bike. It has 250mm of suspension travel front and rear (again it has the paoli in there at the moment so theres a bit of sag ) and about the same ground clearance once the bash plate is fitted.



EDIT: Thought i'd just add a "finished" (are these things ever finished?) Pic of the bike, i even washed it!

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Old 01-31-2009, 12:04 AM   #2
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Holy crap this is going to be good.

Bill have you seen this this

http://www.austouring.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1455

I'm sure Pete would be a mine of info & help if you need it.
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Old 01-31-2009, 12:05 AM   #3
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Excellent work Bill. I do hope you make Condo mate. Your a lot gamer than me mate. Well done.

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Old 01-31-2009, 12:33 AM   #4
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Yep, It all started here . . . . .

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Old 01-31-2009, 12:42 AM   #5
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Awesome work..


Is this just the test mule , ready for the 996 version?
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Old 01-31-2009, 01:03 AM   #6
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I was thinking of doing something very similar for a while , I got to thinking pretty much the whole thing through and then discarded the Idea and bought a 950 SE , I reckon you'll spend more on the Monster Mash than my SE owes me , probably get more attention than the SE and as it'll be mostly by your own hands , lots of satisfaction , along with some frustration too I'll bet .

Good on you Bill for having a go at building your version of the perfect ADV bike .

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Old 01-31-2009, 01:10 AM   #7
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That front wheel looks familiar

I thought you were going to keep it a secret

Looks great Bill. Stop mucking around, and get those brackets made.

Will be interesting to see how it handles when finished.
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Old 01-31-2009, 02:25 AM   #8
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Very nice.Thats gunna be alot of fun
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Old 01-31-2009, 12:13 PM   #9
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Very nice.Thats gunna be alot of fun

What he said. Looks fantastic. How high of a seat are you shooting for?
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Old 01-31-2009, 05:01 PM   #10
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I like it but I've wondered how it goes being air cooled, especially in slow going.

Do you think it matters much?
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Old 01-31-2009, 05:06 PM   #11
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Thanks for the link Saab, i have to join to view it so i'll do that in a tic. Al, i have a tight budget so to get it registered it should cost approx $9k, eventually though, yeah it'll probably add up over the years , i don't think it'll ever be the bike an SE is though, not as powerful for start.
Johno, yep i was going keep it under wraps until Condo, but i was so happy with how well it's coming together i just had to share. That wheel is sweet by the way, thanks again for a great deal!
Pilot seat height is a total unknown yet as i'm still measuring up the rear shock but i'd say about 940mm, i'm a long legged bastard.
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Old 01-31-2009, 05:11 PM   #12
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Old 01-31-2009, 08:06 PM   #13
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Looking good.

Now you need this.

http://www.docnsw.org.au/
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Old 01-31-2009, 08:33 PM   #14
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Ah thanks matt! I'll join up with em
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Holy crap this is going to be good.

Bill have you seen this this

http://www.austouring.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1455

I'm sure Pete would be a mine of info & help if you need it.

Hey buddy....looks like Bill's got things well under control.

This is the real McCoy here

Eyes wide open, drooling into the keyboard....what a job !!!
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