Posts tagged monster 750

Jeff Wolf strikes again! There are benefits to letting the right artist have some artistic reign over their part of a project. I told Jeff generally what I wanted on my Monster Tank- he texted me last night to ask how I felt about a gold line around the body line of the tank where the logo sits. I figured I knew what he meant and told him to go for it. Then he sent me this. Drool.
The text added in the logo says “Classico Moderno” after the style I am going for with this build.
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Jeff Wolf strikes again! There are benefits to letting the right artist have some artistic reign over their part of a project. I told Jeff generally what I wanted on my Monster Tank- he texted me last night to ask how I felt about a gold line around the body line of the tank where the logo sits. I figured I knew what he meant and told him to go for it. Then he sent me this. Drool.

The text added in the logo says “Classico Moderno” after the style I am going for with this build.

[ see more from the Monster Project | more Tank Art ]

THE TIME HAS COME. Monster project update… one of the happiest in a long time! The new steering stop is in place, and it’s adjustable. Mind boggling, I know. Now, my frame is done. T-Minus a few days until powder coat. Then I get to reassemble! Yee-haw!
Welding by Heath Knapp (Heathen Werks) with some logistics help from Will Jones (Poor Bastard Cycle Works)… thank you both for your help.

THE TIME HAS COME. Monster project update… one of the happiest in a long time! The new steering stop is in place, and it’s adjustable. Mind boggling, I know. Now, my frame is done. T-Minus a few days until powder coat. Then I get to reassemble! Yee-haw!

Welding by Heath Knapp (Heathen Werks) with some logistics help from Will Jones (Poor Bastard Cycle Works)… thank you both for your help.

Monster Project unseen shot- me on the Monster with it’s new front end, clip ons, and rear sets. This will be the final riding position.
I’m getting all excited because this week I should be getting back my frame all chopped with the new steering stop in place. I dropped off my wheels to Bridge City Cycles day before yesterday to get them powder coated goooold! It’s all coming together. 

Monster Project unseen shot- me on the Monster with it’s new front end, clip ons, and rear sets. This will be the final riding position.

I’m getting all excited because this week I should be getting back my frame all chopped with the new steering stop in place. I dropped off my wheels to Bridge City Cycles day before yesterday to get them powder coated goooold! It’s all coming together. 

Another Monster Project update… I got quite a few requests to see the new headlight on the Monster, so here you go. A perfect fit. 

Another Monster Project update… I got quite a few requests to see the new headlight on the Monster, so here you go. A perfect fit. 

Monster Project: Phase 10

I posted a wish list for the Monster Project a while back that included a ton of extras I need(ed) to make the Monster shine. One of which was rear sets. Surprisingly hard to find for this bike, given the hideous set the bike comes equipped with. Rizoma makes some that hover at a cost of $600… too rich for my blood. I decided to hunt, hunt, hunt… But I did NOT want anything I was going to have to fabricate a bracket for. I am approaching the point of too many projects on this bike. I want to get it done.

Join me on my journey as I locate some sweet, inexpensive rear sets.

Monster Project Wish List

I NEEDS YOUR HELPS.

Alright guys… Here’s a list of stuff I need for my Monster as the project is coming to a head. Obviously, I’ll pay for this stuff… though I always take donations! ;). Looking for the following:

  • Instruments
  • Headlight(s) & mounting bracket of some sort

1998 750 Monster:

  • Rear sets (not stock)
  • Belt covers
  • Kickstand (not the suicide stock version)

For 748 53mm forks:

  • Brake calipers
  • Clip ons
  • Headlight(s) & mounting bracket
  • Turn signals & mounting system

Basically I’ve got a 748 front end on my 750 monster, therefore the old mounting system for headlight and signals no longer works (because there is no where to connect stuff to the triples), nor do the instruments or clip ons. My rear sets are screwed (and ugly) hence wanting a nice upgrade. Let me know by sending me a message through my contact form or emailing me at alicia[at]themotolady.com. Just change the [at] and change it to @.

THANK YA’S!

Teaser time! Chris Dunlop (www.pinstripechris.com) gold leafing my tank after it was all sanded down…

Teaser time! Chris Dunlop (www.pinstripechris.com) gold leafing my tank after it was all sanded down…

The Monster Project: Phase 7

The tank is now in progress.

Strip that shit! (Work being done by Jeff Yarrington from Saint Motor Company)

Monster Project: Phase 3

MotoLady on Ducati Monster 750

It’s been a week since I first rode the monster and had it running, I posted a video of the first time I had it fired up a few days ago. Since then, I’ve been trying to make sure all the parts I got will work on the bike. Turns out a lot of people think they have the right information but as it goes with older bikes, it doesn’t always work out that way. It’s been pretty hard to piece together what will work with what since I actually know very little about the small bits like bearings and steering stems.

Anywho, on to my progress. (With LOTS of pictures.)

Here’s the [really short] footage of the Monster running for the first time in over a year. It was running pretty rough but I was excited that it still started. It growled pretty well the next day after some tinkering. I’ll get around to that blog entry about getting it rolling and riding this weekend soon enough! 

Monster Project: Phase 2

Last night was the first time I really explored the Monster in full. I’d inspected it pretty well, but it was time to get dirty. Drained the fluids and took some photos of the damage. Ch-ch-check it out:

Removed the gas tank… (much more behind the cut)

Phase 1 of my Monster project completed! There she is, in all her glory… waiting for the ignition switcheroo, part replacements and upgrades in the foreground.

I’ve wrangled up master cylinders, replacement forks off a 748 (stock ones have no adjustment), a second caliper and two rotors to convert it to a dual front disc brake system.

After hooking up the new ignition I turned the key to my new bike for the first time. All the idiot lights came on, and I hit the ignition just to see if she would turn over. So far, so good. Tonight, draining all the fluids and trying to fire her up. 

Phase 1 of my Monster project completed! There she is, in all her glory… waiting for the ignition switcheroo, part replacements and upgrades in the foreground.

I’ve wrangled up master cylinders, replacement forks off a 748 (stock ones have no adjustment), a second caliper and two rotors to convert it to a dual front disc brake system.

After hooking up the new ignition I turned the key to my new bike for the first time. All the idiot lights came on, and I hit the ignition just to see if she would turn over. So far, so good. Tonight, draining all the fluids and trying to fire her up. 

I am officially a Ducati owner! Monster 750 Dark from 1998. 
She was wrecked twice by her previous owner. But I’m going to turn her luck around. 
1) Get key2) Master cylinder(s) and new instrumentation3) Fix pegs3) Remove tank dents, and ugly emblems4) Handle bars5) New forks6) Second front disc brake7) Remove all ugly body work, move wiring8) Custom exhaust9) Custom seat / tail chop10) Spoked wheels!11) Paint frame12) Custom front fender and rear hugger

I am officially a Ducati owner! Monster 750 Dark from 1998. 

She was wrecked twice by her previous owner. But I’m going to turn her luck around. 

1) Get key
2) Master cylinder(s) and new instrumentation
3) Fix pegs
3) Remove tank dents, and ugly emblems
4) Handle bars
5) New forks
6) Second front disc brake
7) Remove all ugly body work, move wiring
8) Custom exhaust
9) Custom seat / tail chop
10) Spoked wheels!
11) Paint frame
12) Custom front fender and rear hugger