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Old Oct 20th 2015, 12:15 PM   #1
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Wink Monster 696 Cafe Racer

I couldn't sell my GF's first bike for a reasonable price. She made her driver's license on this Monster 696 (2008).

So, I decided to pimp this old bike a little bit and make it more "cafe racer" like.

Hardest part was changing the ugly handlebars. Took me 3 days to reroute all the electrics and hydraulics. But it's fun working on this bike!

With the QD exhaust's sound everybody thinks it's Harley, really

And all relevant components are homologated, it's street legal in Europe.
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Old Oct 20th 2015, 01:11 PM   #2
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Nice work!
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Old Oct 21st 2015, 12:40 PM   #3
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nice bike, this is mine
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Old Apr 22nd 2016, 01:05 AM   #4
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mate great job.
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Old Oct 29th 2016, 08:40 AM   #5
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Long time since I worked on this bike again....
Earlier this year I decided to go for a single side swingarm.

Luckily I could get most parts on Ebay and from a scrap metal heap.
Wheels, axles and brake discs are from a streetfighter. I cleaned and grinded them and let them be painted by a professional painter. Swingarm is most probably from an 796 monster or a hypermotard. S/N on the cast is unknown to ducati
Rear axle and caliper mounting plate from a streetfighter, hub from a 1100 evo monster. Switched to a DID 525 chain, front sprocket from a really old monster 1000 since the 696 (2008) still has the old style secondary drive shaft. Old school Pirelli Phantom tires.

A little problem was the tacho, this 696 has no ABS, speed is not measure by a sonic wheel but by the 6 screws that hold the old rear brake disc. But the streetfighter axle has only four sensor pins. I could solve this problem by attaching the Healtech Speedohealer to the tacho signal line.
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Old Oct 29th 2016, 09:09 AM   #6
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Damn Gecko. You make working on bikes more than just a fun hobby. That looks awesome man. I'm gonna ship my 1199 to you and let you go nuts with it and do it up however you want.

Wonder what all you're going to do with your Anniversario. Guess it's time to update your profile yet again. Next up....1299SL!
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Old Oct 29th 2016, 09:11 AM   #7
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looks awesome! well done.
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Old Oct 29th 2016, 09:15 AM   #8
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Looks sweet. Love the retro paint on the tank.
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Old Oct 29th 2016, 09:29 AM   #9
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Originally Posted by Twistedracer View Post
Looks sweet. Love the retro paint on the tank.
There is actually a funny story about this vertical "imola" stripe. History goes that the Ducati Imola racers had a fiber glass tank and they had a vertical stripe on each side which was not painted, for quick fuel level assessment.
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Old Oct 29th 2016, 09:33 AM   #10
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There is actually a funny story about this vertical "imola" stripe. History goes that the Ducati Imola racers had a fiber glass tank and they had a vertical stripe on each side which was not painted, for quick fuel level assessment.
Yes I'm familiar with that. You know the one that had the fly stuck in the clear section when the tank was made?
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