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    Needs some new mods?!?

    I am thinking the monster butt!
    Some new suspension components.
    Flat black paint with a raw steel tank powder coated clear.

    Anyone have a line on a cheap monster seat?
    What year and I am looking for? Also a tailight housing.


    Then all I need is a little time.

    ARRH Don't mind me, that's just the scurvy talkin!

    #2
    I like the way you think. Damn!
    1988 "BlackHawk" project
    1989 "RallyHawk" is Chuck's now!
    1988 "The Gray" Tempest Gray Metallic stocker

    I can't tell you how peaceful it is. Shinya Kimura
    People who know ride Hawks. Riot

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      #3
      Well I too am going with the monster butt and tank upgrade.

      So far a I have the F2 tank, Duc seat and a extra subframe. I plan on keeping all of my original pieces in case I ever want to go back stock.

      I found my F2 tank on ebay for $100 shipped, has a small dent but nothing a little bond and sanding won't fix.

      Monster seats... ebay is where I started... could not seem to hook one for less that $75-100 shipped, I did miss out on one for $15 when I didn't have web access from home. So I started to look around Duc sites for guys who are either replacing or parting out a Monster. This was the best site I found:

      http://www.ducatimonster.org/smf/index.php

      I located a guy parting out a 01 s4 999 and picked the seat up for.... drum roll.............................................. ........................................

      $35 shipped! and I got it last night and it is in perfect condition and looks awesome. Now I need to locate a cowl the same way and the side pods.

      As for lighting...
      Alex Carlson used a TL/SV1000 tail light... I don't like it
      Ross used a SV650 and a harley V-rod headlight... I have not seen it from behind to know if I like the SV650 light or not.
      I was thinking about getting a Duc Monster tail light and converting it to LED's to get it intergrated and would not need to add and signals for a cleaner look.

      I am also looking to either trim down my existing fender or get a CB1 fender if I can find it and a Buell Blast fly screen. I plan on painting it all a flat black with a 3" off set "racing strip" that will be glossy black.

      I am still on the hunt for a Harley petcock (right side exit), a SV fuel pump and a welder to do my sub frame/box and tank mods.

      Good Luck and keep us posted!

      Rob
      Rob
      88 Street Hawk
      F2 tank, Aztec8 dual 4", Duc seat and CF cowl, Stage 3 jet, Uni Pods, M4 stubby, SV650 clips, controls & fuel pump, GSXR front mc and CFB1000 front caliper, F3 forks upper and internals, Penske 8983, Gino RCR, rear jump plates & R6 pegs and Vapor gauge...
      04 CRF50 pit bike and stunt runner...
      91 Suzuki GSF400 Bandit (she's a runner now...)

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        #4
        Nice work!

        Nice work on the 35$ seat. I have been ebaying and checking the ducati sites as well but have not found anything under 75 + shipping. So yesterday I just called my local ducati dealer. They have a few lying around they will sell me for 60$, suprised the shit out of me but I am on my way down there as soon as I can.
        ARRH Don't mind me, that's just the scurvy talkin!

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          #5
          I have an SV tailight. Make me an offer.
          BIKES: Honda: RC31 Racebike/ CRF 110 Mini Motard, DUCATI: 748
          Former MSF Rider Coach / Trackday Instructor/ Expert Roadracer #116
          "I'd rather ride a slow bike fast than a fast bike slow."

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            #6
            Thanks Doc

            But I called my Ducati dealer here is Seattle. They have a seat for 60 and said the housing would only be like 30. So I'll get em both in one fell swoop.
            ARRH Don't mind me, that's just the scurvy talkin!

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              #7
              hey motorpsycho....where are you in Seattle? I am in Seatac. I am going to call ducati to track down a seat too.....$50 isn't bad at all
              -NEVER LET YOUR FEARS STAND IN THE WAY OF YOUR DREAMS-
              Most of the pics I have of my Hawk/Mods: http://gallery.me.com/stevenhowell

              "Arseing about with my bikes will end in tears." -Keno04

              "Dress for the slide, not the ride" - ParcNHawk

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                #8
                Hey Man

                I am in White Center a.k.a. Rat City

                I am heading down on Sat. Leave me one if you get there before I do!
                ARRH Don't mind me, that's just the scurvy talkin!

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                  #9
                  Hawk Jr,

                  I'm curious, why is it that you are looking for the Harley petcock (right side exit) and the SV fuel pump? Does the SV fuel pump offer some advantage...?
                  Brandon


                  88' (Gulf) Hawk GT
                  and some non-Hawks...

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                    #10
                    O.k.
                    I have started the project but am allready a little unsure.
                    I am not 100% sold on what seems like will be the ultimate ride height. Being of the shorter stature I liked how the hawk sat low. The monster seat I dry fitted here seemed like it might be a bit high.
                    Anyone else come across this yet?

                    Looks like I am going to use a monster tailight but possibley invert it and mount it deeper under the seat. Gotta figure that one out still.

                    Also I got a wild hair with the dremel and chopped off the front of the fender, only time and a little rain will tell me if I am crazy or not.

                    I'll try and keep posting some photos to let you all know my progress plus the innevitable questions I will have.

                    ARRH Don't mind me, that's just the scurvy talkin!

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                      #11
                      Trim the seat foam down and have it re-covered? That should take care of the height. As for the front fender... whoah, man, that's trimmed back farther than mine! Now, how about that back part?
                      1988 "BlackHawk" project
                      1989 "RallyHawk" is Chuck's now!
                      1988 "The Gray" Tempest Gray Metallic stocker

                      I can't tell you how peaceful it is. Shinya Kimura
                      People who know ride Hawks. Riot

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                        #12
                        Blind hair or just blind?

                        I have a stock Hawk front fender (In Blue) for sale.
                        BIKES: Honda: RC31 Racebike/ CRF 110 Mini Motard, DUCATI: 748
                        Former MSF Rider Coach / Trackday Instructor/ Expert Roadracer #116
                        "I'd rather ride a slow bike fast than a fast bike slow."

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                          #13
                          ARRH Don't mind me, that's just the scurvy talkin!

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                            #14
                            I figured out the seat height. Sometimes I get a little crazy with a torch and a utility knife. So i just cut all the extra nubs from the bottom of the seat and filled in the holes with epoxy. Now the seat hugs the tank right and I have my ride height almost all the way back.

                            I asked everyone I know how much front fender you need?
                            No one had any math or answers so I just did what looks right, well to me anyway. I am fairly sure that at least for the riding I do it will work out fine. If not I never liked the fender anyway and will try and find a more interesting alternative.

                            Stay tuned..........You never know what other stupid shit I might do.
                            ARRH Don't mind me, that's just the scurvy talkin!

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                              #15
                              Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

                              Maybe if you cut the back piece to match...

                              Didn't mean to offend, It just looks... too sharp?
                              BIKES: Honda: RC31 Racebike/ CRF 110 Mini Motard, DUCATI: 748
                              Former MSF Rider Coach / Trackday Instructor/ Expert Roadracer #116
                              "I'd rather ride a slow bike fast than a fast bike slow."

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