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    • Originally posted by ApatheticEnd View Post
      That is porn.
      Haha thanks man! hopefully it come up as nicely as it does in my head!

      I was planning on having the 900 out and the 1000 in and the bike back on two wheels last weekend however I had a couple of little delays. There were two small cracks in the rear engine mounts which needed to be repaired so it's off getting some love. They're not large but would cause issues if not addrtessedA huge thanks to Marty at Ducati Shack for helping me out with that one.

      Hopefully I'll get the engine back soon and smack it all together. Once it's all back together and looking like a bike again I can start to get all of the electrical side of things sorted.

      I'm also in the process of finalising some paint for the Radical Ducati components so they can finally find their way onto the bike.

      So all in all things are progressing, just not as fast as I'd hoped. Unfortunately that's the reality of pretty much every project right... Progression in one baby step at a time haha

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      • So crazily enough I've actually been working on this thing and there's been some pretty serious progress. As usual I've been super lazy when it comes to updating this thread. Life in general has been pretty intense with uni / work / life in general so I've been trying to squeeze this thing in the little time I have.

        Things that have happened,

        - Bike stripped back down to the frame to fit the 1000DS Engine

        - 1000DS Engine had a basic clean and engine covers / seals done etc. I'm waiting on the main clutch seal to come in before I reinstall the Slipper Clutch and it's pretty much done.

        - 1000DS Engine fitted to frame and reassembled the main majority of the rest of the bike (Had to drill the frame to make way for the 12mm Engine Bolts etc)

        - 1000DS Engine Electrical Harness stripped down to fit it to the 900 frame and remove all the excess wiring etc. I'm adding the Motogadget and Alarm etc so there's some extra wiring to be done, this will be rebraided as soon as this is done and test

        - I needed to get a m800ie Rear Caliper Bracket to mount the mag speed sender (The M900ie had a mechanical front wheel sensor)

        - I'm using the M1000ie ECU Mount and brackets etc to mount the Dual Coils, Motogadget CANBUS Input, Alarm snot etc. It's way smaller and easier to work with than anything M900 related.

        - Fitted up the Radical Ducati Manx Tank and Seat using the an ST2 Tank Mount and M900ie Seat Mounts etc

        - Fitted new (Black) Rear Brake Caliper and Master Cylinder.

        - Lots of other fiddly little things...

        Things that need to happen,

        - Considering an 848 /Other SBK Front End swap (Brakes, Forks, Triple Clamps)

        - Finish off wiring shenanigans

        - Paint and finish fuel tank (and fuel system) and seat upholstery

        - Modify exhaust to suite the 1000DS engine (Longer front pipe)

        - Test run and probably fix a lot of little things haha

        Pictures or it didn't happen,


        Before it got pulled apart... again... (1000DS Engine in the background getting some love)



        I win. The 1000DS Engine in the M900ie Frame. M900ie Engine in the background with some of my other two wheeled friends.


        Fitting up the Radical Tank and Seat (I think I've posted this before, they've been fitted up properly now and sit much nicer). This i still when the 900 was in it.


        Things going together slowly but surely, there's still a lot of wiring work to do to make this neat and tidy. Most of the wiring will be hidden and tidied in some way. Also note the simplicity of the 1000DS ECU and Battery Mounting... I was also testing clearance for the intake and the mounts etc against the Radical Tank at this time.




        Another angle of the intake and battery mounting etc. There's basically only the brake light and indicator wires running further back than the engine now. Much simpler and easier to work on than the M900ie setup.




        Another random intake and electrical photo. So clean compared to previous versions of this build. The Dual Ignition Coils and other electrical snot will be mounted at the front and rear of the battery so it's all hidden away.



        For some reason I just love the rear end of these things, the hoop and dual rear swing arm are so different yet timeless. You can see the new black rear Brake Caliper and Master Cylinder and the mount for the mag pickup for the Motogadget. On another note I'm still very confused as to what colour these wheels are going to end up. I keep putting off deciding and doing something about painting them haha.


        I'm also thinking about grabbing one of these to give it a bit more of a modern naked race bike / super bike kind of look.




        Anyway that's where it's at for the moment. I'll probably be lazy again and have to do another bulk update at some point in the future.

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        • haha... nice engine stand...

          did they have the carbon option for the bodywork?

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          • Originally posted by monsta View Post
            haha... nice engine stand...

            did they have the carbon option for the bodywork?
            Haha have you seen one or two of those in your time? [emoji14]

            They do have the carbon option but it is seriously pricey. I think it was 7500 euro for the tank along.

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            • I've been dragging back together a 500SL Pantah for the track, and with unobtainable parts and a shortage of funds, it's taken a really long time. This seems to be going nicely, whatever the dramas seem to be, I'll be keeping an eye. Good work so far, eager to see it actually get up and running.
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              • Originally posted by Nastylilweed View Post
                Haha have you seen one or two of those in your time? [emoji14]

                Maybe!

                Originally posted by Nastylilweed View Post
                They do have the carbon option but it is seriously pricey. I think it was 7500 euro for the tank along.

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                Fu ken ell... I'd go down the same path you did!!

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                • Originally posted by Hurtlegear View Post
                  I've been dragging back together a 500SL Pantah for the track, and with unobtainable parts and a shortage of funds, it's taken a really long time. This seems to be going nicely, whatever the dramas seem to be, I'll be keeping an eye. Good work so far, eager to see it actually get up and running.
                  Yeah it has its moments for sure. Especially because it's Ducati! Marty from Ducati shack has been insanely helpful for me but the I think the Pantah is probably a bit old for anything he'll be able to help you with.

                  Got a link to your thread?

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                  • Originally posted by monsta View Post
                    Maybe!



                    Fu ken ell... I'd go down the same path you did!!
                    Yeah the carbon stuff would be rad but I also have my eyes on an Mv F4 R or 1098 tri that that money would be better off spent on haha

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                    • Originally posted by Nastylilweed View Post
                      Yeah it has its moments for sure. Especially because it's Ducati! Marty from Ducati shack has been insanely helpful for me but the I think the Pantah is probably a bit old for anything he'll be able to help you with.

                      Got a link to your thread?

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                      I haven't been documenting this one, I have just so many things on the go that I couldn't make it all come together. The motor was rebuilt by Todd Patterson at Patterson's Ducati. He was really interested because he's been working on belt drives forever, but this is the oldest, having been made before he was born, and some things are really different. Some parts have been hard to come by, making a search for them one of those fun thins to do with an hour a night for several weeks, while some guy goes and checks the box he has in the other shed and comes back to say that he thought he had one, but maybe his buddy in Ohio can help. One particular part took me on a search which included North and South America, and Italy, but finally came good in Midvale (via Nannup).

                      I've got a mate who is an old school mechanic (not formally practising now), and he's been a god send. Truly I would still have boxes of parts if he wasn't here figuring things out with me.

                      Meanwhile I've missed this year's season but next year it'll be very neat. I foresee a championship and some kind of award for prettiest, though I may be a little optimistic.
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                      • Haha that's what these builds end up being however. It's all a bit of a headache at times but it's rewarding when it all comes together. I feel like you need to get to know a good machinist and get friendly with a few people who can help you fabricate stuff! I'm lucky because I work with two companies that have pretty well equipped machine shops, it makes life one hell of a lot easier.

                        My turd has been creating havoc of it's own, this time in the electrics department. I was under the impression that the who Ducati matching Dash, ECU and Key mischief started in 2006 however it seems that the 2005 1000DS M1000ie doner bike is fitted with all that crap. So this means that my plan to remove the dash has become one hell of a mischief as the dash contains all of the relays and flasher relay etc and the entire harness is wired to work under the model where the dash controls basically everything and the ECU just runs the engine.

                        My initial plans were to run the original harness modified and re-routed to suite the new frame and tidy everything up. Obviously that's not going to happen so I've decided to head the full MotoGadget route... I'll be running the new M-Unit V2 to control all of the body harness functions such as indicators, headlights, input and output switching etc. These things are super cool because they all switch to earth and run a processor to control solid state switching on all of the circuits. Super badass in practise and will minimise the wiring required to make everything work. There's also some additional functionality which I won't go into.

                        I'll then run a completely separate ECU / Engine harness which will only require a 12v input from the M-Unit when powered on. This will also minimise a lot of snot in the engine harness and provide a minimalist and easily to diagnose / hide wiring harness. So although it's a pain in the arse and a little extra coin up front the long term outcome will be much cleaner and user friendly. I haven't ever made up a complete harness from scratch but I've got a few knowledgeable people who can provide some input and insight along the way.

                        Onward and upwards, at a cost... haha

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                        • So there's been a bit of progress on this beast,

                          Lots of wiring done, I've done a heap more since these photos were taken. Almost the entire engine harness and body harness have been done.







                          Ooh and I bought this as a track toy... She's a beautiful machine... It's an 078 ZX6R for those who don't recognise it. Thrashing soon to come.



                          The Monster Ducrapi was just taking way too long and I'm getting a bit precious about it. Things are still happening it's just taking a lot of time. Obviously rewiring an entire bike body and ECU harness isn't a small job...

                          Hopefully it'll run soon and I'll get the rest of it sorted.

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