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    Show us your Eyetalian Eye Candy......

    400ss was a japanese market model. they made 350ss for the italian tax break up to 92 maybe, and 400ss until 97 i think. there's a really cool ss junior japanese model of the 750 sport/1990 900ss style - two piece 16" marvic/akron wheels, floating cast iron discs. our learner law was 250cc...
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    Show us your Eyetalian Eye Candy......

    late 2017 a customer rang and asked if i wanted to buy his 400 monster - he'd been taken out in a local shopping strip by a u-turner. broken femur and type 1 diabetes from the trauma, which is nasty. lots of damage on both sides. too old to go on our written off register, and the insurance...
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    Show us your Eyetalian Eye Candy......

    in late 2012 i bought this 400ss. 1 of 20 bought into au in 93. it was cheap. always be wary of a cheap ducati. ranking high as one of my more stupid purchases. should have walked away on sight of the rusted out tank. anyway, dumped in cash, etc. bought some f1 fairings and a super cool...
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    Show us your Eyetalian Eye Candy......

    st3 is coming along. gates carbon drive has been updated and is now a totally useless pitfa ime. i use n-track tuner. it's by far the most durable app i've found.
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    Show us your Eyetalian Eye Candy......

    in chronological order of my ownership. 850gt with eldorado graphics in my favourite colour. falloon obviously wasn't impressed with it - it's in his book, uncredited (he pushed it out of the showroom into a park across the road and photographed it one day while i was out at lunch) and in...
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    Cafe XV920R Mega-Build

    well done. rear frame is cool.
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    Monster Version 2

    so it got too cold here to paint in my factory, and i took some gears to a gearcutter to see if he could make some +1 / -1 to vary ratios. so there's no chance of the engine going back together. but i did get the pistons back with 1mm deeper valve reliefs so i can try some different cams if i...
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    Honda 650 single

    you're such an over achiever.
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    Monster Version 2

    it's little casting flash and unevenness that was hardly noticeable before. probably won't notice it so much when it's on a bike, but it's getting that far that's the issue.
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    Monster Version 2

    just occurred to me that i have to get a roadworthy certificate on this even though it's going on a club permit (historic) and i might have an issue with the exposed clutch stuff. hmmmmmm. might need to talk to some people about that - it's pretty unique and to start off as all std i need a...
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    Monster Version 2

    got my cases fully masked up, which certainly takes some time. etch primed and primed the engine covers, then vht flat blacked them. very thin coating overall i think - stuff that didn't really appear uneven as beadblasted raw aluminium is visible now. i'll see if i can live with it. maybe...
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    Monster Version 2

    interesting effect.
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    Monster Version 2

    i've often thought of things like that, but generally my ambition outweighs my talent and there's an inevitable redo.
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    Monster Version 2

    steveo? thanks for the pics - the ntv is way too dark. decision made - i'll just go with what i have.
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    Monster Version 2

    is it darkish grey or a bit off silver? i want something that's a touch darker than the aluminium colour, but certainly not grey. hard to find good photos of it on something. their nu-cast aluminium might be what i'm after. probably just have to buy a can and spray it on the same piece of...
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    Monster Version 2

    looking closer at the engine cases i noticed the typical case paint lifting and powdery corrosion underneath in a lot of small patches. so that means i have to refinish them. looked at hpc appearance coatings, but that or any other professional cleaning and redo required stripping all the...
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    1981 GS750E (GSX750E) Dented Cafe Racer ( Currently doing GSX-R USD conversion)

    raise the oil height in the forks to increase the air spring, that's the easiest way to limit travel without screwing everything else up.
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    90's CB500 build

    why do you have plates bolted to the front down tubes going to a welded tube?
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    Monster Version 2

    started playing with the engine a bit. there's a guy in adelaide who's been building really hot 696 monster based race bikes for a while, even taking a 650cc one to the iom against the kawasaki based things. was going to get him to play with the heads, but i think i might reduce the investment...
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    1978 CB550 Pieces/Parts Hellride

    yes, you do.
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