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Author Topic: '00 Ducati ST2 Leggera Project  (Read 8563 times)

Offline brubache

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'00 Ducati ST2 Leggera Project
« on: Jan 17, 2014, 14:56:16 »
The Ducati ST2 is a lovely Sport Touring bike. 944cc 2 valve dead simple.  Bought her in the summer with 6700miles on her.  She was stolen early in life and hence had a rebuilt title.  Like all good projects this one started out as I started to peal off the layers and discovered more an more things that were wrong.  One day after a service I took her for a rip with all the fairings off and said to myself... hmm, this is hella fun.  Thus project Leggera began. 

Started by de smog.  Removed airbox and added pods.  Then relocated coils and rectifier.  Its a work in progress but hey... not likely another on here so thought it might be the place for this.  Not really a streetfighter.  Added a monster upper triple with Renthal bars.  Rizoma bar end mirrors.  Open clutch.  Ballistic battery. Chipped ECU, Koso Digital Dash, LED Headlight and signals etc.  Enjoy.





Here she is clothed.  Looks better than she really was! Had damage hiding under the body.  Also a fubarred wiring harness.

Offline ctluba

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Re: '00 Ducati ST2 Leggera Project
« Reply #1 on: Jan 20, 2014, 13:08:07 »
Looks way better naked!!! 8)

Nice score.

Offline iGreek

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Re: '00 Ducati ST2 Leggera Project
« Reply #2 on: Jan 27, 2014, 20:34:20 »
^Gotta agree! Looks damn good.

Offline brubache

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Re: '00 Ducati ST2 Leggera Project
« Reply #3 on: Jan 30, 2014, 23:59:27 »
Few updates.  Getting all the wiring bits sorted out.  Still have a problem that I need to fix with the fuel gauge not working.  Annoying. All the others seem to be fine now.  Got the lettering laid up nicely on the sides. Went vintage Ducati script for some flair.  Just added braided clutch and brake lines.  Here is an under tank image so show how its all packaged.  Up front is rectifier and coils, along with all the wiring.  I think I will make another harness using a motogadget mUnit down the road.  For now shes pretty much almost road ready.




Offline brubache

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Re: '00 Ducati ST2 Leggera Project
« Reply #4 on: Mar 18, 2014, 13:29:33 »
Added a few bits and bobs.  Scored a set of used Ducati Performance pipes.  She sounds the business now!  Sorted out all the teething issues which have been minimal.  Got about 150km on since completing.  A royal blast!

Enjoy!


IMG_20140312_184352 by Brubache, on Flickr


IMG_20140312_184508 by Brubache, on Flickr


IMG_20140312_184947 by Brubache, on Flickr


IMG_20140214_154628 by Brubache, on Flickr

Offline Maritime

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Re: '00 Ducati ST2 Leggera Project
« Reply #5 on: Mar 18, 2014, 14:12:15 »
Cool. Looks great, I bet it is fun fun fun.
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Offline ctluba

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Re: '00 Ducati ST2 Leggera Project
« Reply #6 on: Mar 19, 2014, 14:16:33 »


IMG_20140312_184508 by Brubache, on Flickr


Lookin at this side pic, I am thinkin trim down that tail and seat. Make a solo seat set up with a short tail from another bike. Just a thought.

Offline DesmoBro

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Re: '00 Ducati ST2 Leggera Project
« Reply #7 on: Mar 19, 2014, 14:44:45 »
916 tail  ;)
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Offline brubache

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Re: '00 Ducati ST2 Leggera Project
« Reply #8 on: Mar 19, 2014, 14:46:18 »
Lookin at this side pic, I am thinkin trim down that tail and seat. Make a solo seat set up with a short tail from another bike. Just a thought.

Agreed. The reason it is as it stands is that I wanted to be able to revert to the stock if so desired.  But.... I am seriously thinking of the solo seat :)

Also under the seat and in the side pods are an overflow tank, Computer, relays etc.  All that said... if I ever decide to keep it naked I may just hack the backup :)


Offline brubache

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Re: '00 Ducati ST2 Leggera Project
« Reply #9 on: Mar 19, 2014, 14:46:55 »
916 tail  ;)

Im trying to convince a friend of mine to pull his off to have me figure out the fit ;)

Offline brubache

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Re: '00 Ducati ST2 Leggera Project
« Reply #10 on: Mar 31, 2014, 19:18:11 »
Moved the overflow tank into the tail side pod from under the tank.  Didnt like the idea of water spraying around under there.  This Triumph piece tucks up nice and neatly and holds more water.  Win win!  Guess ill need to re work under the tank now as I have so much space!

Btw... she is a rip roaring RIOT. 






Offline brubache

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Re: '00 Ducati ST2 Leggera Project
« Reply #11 on: Apr 06, 2014, 11:26:13 »
Cleaned up the rear a bit.  Painted my exhaust hanger to better disappear.  Also removed the rear hugger.  Gives more visual space in the rear. Lightens the whole thing up.  Next want to try without the center stand on.  Should really free up some visual space.



Offline warpedworm

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Re: '00 Ducati ST2 Leggera Project
« Reply #12 on: Apr 27, 2014, 22:44:18 »
Nice looking bike :)

I have carbon pipes on mine too and it just sounds awesome, so I know what you mean.

Now you have me thinking about picking up another one to do a build on. I agree, do
a solo seat, it would look great.

Also, the old style Ducati lettering looks really nice ;)
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Offline nighthawkracer

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Re: '00 Ducati ST2 Leggera Project
« Reply #13 on: Apr 28, 2014, 00:28:17 »
What headlight is that?

Offline brubache

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Re: '00 Ducati ST2 Leggera Project
« Reply #14 on: Apr 29, 2014, 13:15:48 »
Thanks guys! Glad you like her.

I really love the lettering as well.  Such a classic font!

As for the headlight it was out of a UK vendor cannot find it at the moment sorry!  Its ok. Great for people seeing you in the daylight, but poor spread at night.  Depends on what you want from it.

As for the bike, cleaned up some things.  Ceramic coated the headers, cut down the rear hugger.  Cleaned up the Koso mount to the upper triple, tucked the headlight closer in.  Cleaned up clutch slave cables.  Just keeps getting better.  It is an absolute BLAST to ride.  It is light, makes wicked noise and the torque is so much fun!

See the gallery here:  https://flic.kr/s/aHsjULxRQv

Offline brubache

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Re: '00 Ducati ST2 Leggera Project
« Reply #15 on: Jun 30, 2014, 23:50:19 »
Fixed up some wiring on the left side.  Added a white section on the tail to lighten it up a bit.  Visually I really like it.  Hopefully some seat work next.

artsy pic
ST2 Leggera by Brubache, on Flickr

ST2 Leggera by Brubache, on Flickr

ST2 Leggera by Brubache, on Flickr

Offline brubache

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Re: '00 Ducati ST2 Leggera Project
« Reply #16 on: Nov 11, 2014, 19:28:24 »
A few more changes and refinements!  Tucked the headlight in closer, fixed up wiring again, finished off the color scheme, repacked exhaust cans, redid battery box and under tank setup, just to name a few.

ST Leggera by Brubache, on Flickr
ST Leggera by Brubache, on Flickr
ST2 Leggera by Brubache, on Flickr
ST2 Leggera by Brubache, on Flickr




Offline AMD500

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Re: '00 Ducati ST2 Leggera Project
« Reply #17 on: Jul 18, 2015, 14:34:24 »
paint looks great!