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Old 06-11-2015, 09:55 AM   #1
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jp129's Ducati Monster S4 build

I'm not sure if this is the right place to post this, but please move if there's a better location.

I didn't think I'd ever make a build thread, but I am so pleased with how my build turned out that I wanted to share my joy with everyone. I didn't do a good job documenting each and every part that was changed over the course of the build, but I did document the milestones.

Bike was purchased Aug of 2014 and this has been the progress!

Hope you all enjoy!

The day I brought her home. Only added the exhaust wrap (since I melted my boots on the way home) and the stompgrip pads.
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I proceeded to change to the 996 SBK front forks, dropped the gauges, and removed all the rubber bands holding the harness to the frame.
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Next, I changed out the headlight and had custom headlight mounts made.
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Next, was a big milestone. S4R SSS conversion, 848 wheels, 848 front brake lines, Speedymoto clutch cover, EVR 48-T clutch plates with DP slipper clutch, changed out to braided fuel lines with MP QD's, upgraded the starter cable, CF timing covers, CF under tail tray, Shindengen R/R conversion, ASV Levers, Microtec ECU, new gauge cluster, new paint job, and custom 2-1 exhaust w/ Yoshi R-55 LE can!
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Some fabrication pics of the exhaust for those that may be wondering:
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Next, added hydroturf to the tank, changed out to black Rizoma fluid reservoirs, aluminium anodized gas cap, different grips, round bar end mirrors, and CF hugger.

Weather finally cleared up this weekend and decided to take some proper pictures. This is how she sits today!
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What I have planned next is to swap out for a 749/999 rear shock, powder coat the SSS black, and paint the frame. Stay tuned for more later!

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looks really bad , cant go wrong with the S4 to start with. Not that it matters, but I'm not a fan of leaving any red on the bike with the new color. Just doesn't seem to match but overall, badass ride
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Old 06-11-2015, 12:55 PM   #7
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I like it better how it looked when you brought it home lol.. I like the original color scheme better that's most likely why.
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looks really bad , cant go wrong with the S4 to start with. Not that it matters, but I'm not a fan of leaving any red on the bike with the new color. Just doesn't seem to match but overall, badass ride
I agree. That's also on the list of things to address. I will be popping off those frame plugs for black ones and anodize the clutch hub, since DP doesn't sell a replacement black one.

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I like it better how it looked when you brought it home lol.. I like the original color scheme better that's most likely why.
Lol, yea the Senna color scheme was well liked. I just like Black and Imola orange better!
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Looks dam good , bet she rides like a dream
It rides very nicely! Compared to riding my Daytona 675 in the street, this is much more comfortable, in terms of ergonomics and torque delivery. The dry clutch does require a bit of finesse, but like anything else you get used to it.

The only thing is, riding 90+ gets a bit uncomfortable as your head starts buffeting or you strain your neck holding it forward.

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So what is the end game, long term keeper? Or flip and sell for the next project?

Currently riding my first Naked bike and it has been a blast. But for canyon carving and quick squirts on the straights 120mph+ is not comfortable at all.
I typically get bored fast, so I enjoy them for awhile until something else comes along. However for right now, I'm lovin the ride. Plus there's really nothing else I want besides to add an S1000RR to the stable. But every man's got a price, so if a nice offer comes along, I may entertain it for another project bike.

I do agree, when you go over 90+MPH on a naked, it does get uncomfortable. For me though, I rarely ride at those speeds in town and I typically do 1-2 track days a month to give me my speed fix...

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I'll give you $1500 and 3 sides of bacon for it the way it sits now so you don't have to fool around with wrapping it up. I'll finish it off for you.
Lol, tempting...but I'm gooooood. Plus I'm in the middle of relooming the wiring with expandable wire braiding, so I don't think you'd want to take it from this point...
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When did all this happen. If you have any of the old take offs laying around let me know.
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that orange/yellow color is nice.
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Thanks fellas. The orange is Imola Orange Pearl, it's magnificent in the sun!
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Cool

Simply looks great. Good Job
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