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Old 14-05-2019, 08:25 PM   #511
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You can’t leave it dangling there Albie: what does a chamfered clutch master cylinder look like?
Early ones allegedly have a more chamfered/ radiused edge where banjo joins. Later just an edge more or less. Nothing as exciting as exhausts mate.

I guess yours is now finished right ?
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Old 14-05-2019, 08:32 PM   #512
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I guess yours is now finished right ?
Ha Ha Ha. The new [Oldest] one is on the road, but no progress in eighteen months on the middle one. With no more parents/in-laws to lose, shall get on with it soon, unless life continues to get in the way!
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Old 20-05-2019, 05:25 PM   #513
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I just went through thread and, I am thinking now. Is it better to get a new Monster motorcycle or choose from custom variants like these https://thecustommotorcycle.co.uk/ad...ycle-for-sale/ . Or maybe better to buy new and customize it on my own??
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Old 20-05-2019, 06:29 PM   #514
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It whatever you want from your bike. I have been down all paths of new and secondhand and custom and blinging. I have also a scrambler #727 off the line but I like the cafe racer very much.
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Old 20-05-2019, 07:03 PM   #515
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It whatever you want from your bike. I have been down all paths of new and secondhand and custom and blinging. I have also a scrambler #727 off the line but I like the cafe racer very much.
I have the cafe racer at the moment. And I think... maybe take Scrambler and try something new?
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Old 25-11-2019, 11:42 AM   #516
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Having a week off on my own its about time I got some stuff sorted out. No guitars being done now for a while at least but still 2 being finished.
So this morning I started sorting the cluttered dusty garage sorting out tools and crap to find the item I got from USA around a year ago. The said item was pointed out to me to be wrong on my bike for what I am describing my bike as what an original M900 should look like.
To most including myself had never noticed the first bikes had a rear number plate light differing from the norm. It had 2 screws to remove cover to change the bulb. The Mk2 has a rubber push in bulb holder that so often fall apart as get covered in road debris. They are certainly a cleaner look the Mk 2 but if I don't show how it was meant to look like it defeats the object.
I nearly got one after someone who has his in the Ducati museum offered me one for sale but that seemed to not happen. I kept a vigil on ebay and finally sourced one from the USA at shall I say reasonable cost.
Anyhow today it was fitted along with some fresh front mudguard bolt nylon washers which I lost at the weekender 18 months ago when 2 bolts vibrated loose.
My next task is to get my xt500 off the lift again this week and Monster is going back on to drop the engine. Somehow I need to get these pistons out and swapped by next spring. Its now almost 4 1/2 years in ownership and started to bug me I got so far and actually failed. I guess at least I got the Magazine shoot which meant so much but meaningless when it doesn't turn a wheel and has not moved since May 2017 since returning home in limp mode as such.
Onwards and upwards


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Old 25-11-2019, 05:35 PM   #517
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Monster is going back on to drop the engine.
Onwards and upwards
Good news! I look forward to your updates.
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Old 25-11-2019, 08:51 PM   #518
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Albie, are we hoping to come along to the 2020 Weekender on the 900?
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Old 26-11-2019, 07:00 AM   #519
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Albie, are we hoping to come along to the 2020 Weekender on the 900?
Theres an outside chance but wont at this stage commit sadly as not in a position to be sure. On my own I expect though.
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Old 26-11-2019, 07:01 AM   #520
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Theres an outside chance but wont at this stage commit sadly as not in a position to be sure. On my own I expect though.
would be great to have you along, ride up with us
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Old 26-11-2019, 02:49 PM   #521
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would be great to have you along, ride up with us
It needs not to be a 2 stroke firstly. That's all that's wrong.
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Old 26-11-2019, 06:21 PM   #522
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would be great to have you along, ride up with us
Certainly will
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Old 14-01-2020, 06:09 PM   #523
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It's now undone

Over the last week or so the bike has been dismantled to bagged up bits again. Some have asked why so extreme but the frame definitely needs a respray by a professional. Whilst all is good from roughly air pods back I see at least 6 paint cracks on steering stem and the rails around there. It was originally powdercoated and it was not right colour. I'm not confident on rubbing back the affected areas and rattle cans again and is too much of a gamble. Its winter and I have nowhere to paint and keep it warm.
So now the engine is free of bike too so can do those pistons. I may need help as never done a desmo setup but assuming it has been shimmed it should be ok again. I have new gaskets etc so may as stood static for 18 months plus need new belts.
I'm still after a rear inner mudguard but one with no cracked fittings or drilled holes from alarms etc. Also I need still a air box breather pipe and another pipe from the carb breather pods as both items has splits.
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Welcome back Albiecan't wait to see the pics
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Old 14-01-2020, 08:41 PM   #525
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Its all going on at Albies!
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