Posts Tagged ‘ivory’

Pandora at Serra Cross in Ventura

The lovely Pandora and I went for an evening ride on this overcast and warm Ventura day. Soft clouds make for great photos, it’s a giant softbox in the sky dampening and washing all the sun around.

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Pandora’s Box in Sportbikes Inc Mag

The June issue of Sportbikes Inc. Magazine has arrived, and within you can find some exclusive photos of my Monster, “Pandora’s Box” for your viewing pleasure.  I am flattered and honored to have been included in the publication featuring the lovely Red Spade on the cover.  It includes a short article I wrote about the completion of the bike, which you can read online for free at SportbikesIncMag.com. ▲ [ more MotoLady in the press ]

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Took the Monster out in my new home base town of Ventura for the first time today to run some errands, made a pit stop at Surfer’s Point to check out the ocean. Why? Because I can! Wolf helped me out and grabbed a quick 15 second video of me taking off from the compound on Pandora, if you want to check it out click here and pop over to the motolady instagram. [ more from the personal blog | more Ducati ]

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Giving my Monster, aka ‘Pandora’s Box’, a sponge bath on this lovely 80°F sunny San Diego day. Yeah, sometimes she gets washed before and after a ride. So what? Gotta treat the ladies right if you want them to do the same. 

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Oh goodness, I guess I didn’t know that Ruby Helmets has a custom/build your own helmet section. So naturally I spent a few minutes mocking up what would look oh so lovely with the Monster.  Such fancy, fancy helmets. 

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Simone’s Ivory Monster

It’s really cool seeing other retro-ish Monster builds out there. Simone de Ranieri from Pisa, Italy sent me these photos of his Ducati Monster build.  Much like the beginnings of my bike, his was a little rough around the edges.  Definitely something to be excited about in the ‘after’ state, however.  Here are some photos from the process.  Nice 60’s style Ducati logo. Gotta dig the black accents on the bottom part of the tank that give it slightly different (unique) lines when back on the bike. Build pic slideshow- Thanks for sending,… Continue Reading »

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Monster Project: Build Complete

Major Monster Project update… the build is complete.

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The majorest of major Monster Project updates… the build’s finished. I suppose to say the bike named Pandora’s Box is complete seems pretty oxymoronic, and let’s be real… it really is. No build is ever finished, and I’ll be tweaking and changing things on this girl for months to come I’m sure. Already on the list… moving rear set positioning, angles of the clip on bars, and likely rejetting the carbs. Pandora and I took our first ride today in over two years- somewhat short for testing purposes. From the City Heights… Continue Reading »

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Retro beauty. The babe and the bike, of course. I love the vintage ivory BMWs. So good.

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She’s gonna be a beauty. More photos from putting the first bit of her back together soon. The little scissor marks and arrows are where the frame is chopped and the seat is getting chopped to match. [ more from the Monster Project ]

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