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Old 26-01-2020, 02:16 PM   #1
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always wanted a Monster, never quite got one, but...

For years I always fancied a 900 Monster... I did dabble with a 600 for a while, but its always been my ambition to own an early carb 900... Early 2019 I looked around for one, even put an advert on this forum, but nothing came up that was suitable, I wanted one I could rebuild as a winter project... Then I got sidetracked when a tatty ST4s came up cheap.

Next winter's project is definitely going to be a restoration of an early Monster, just need to find the right bike, but time is on my side...

below is the story in pictures of the ST4s winter build... a bit to go yet...here's what I started with. it looks far better in the pictures than it was... it was actually really tatty...




















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Old 26-01-2020, 02:17 PM   #2
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Old 26-01-2020, 02:18 PM   #3
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Old 26-01-2020, 02:59 PM   #4
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Impressive buzzer....obviously no stranger to fabrication, nice job
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Old 26-01-2020, 03:21 PM   #5
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10 out of 10 or that mate..

I like your tool making especially the tube crimping die.
I also like the Silver theme. Gold on Silver looks good, but I think you need to bring the disc centres, clutch plate and spring colours together to get the score up to 11, Gold would be nice but all the same colour would be tops.

On the rear stay of the (very nice) front mudguard how have you picked up the fastener on the top calliper bolt without upsetting the alignment of the calliper?

Turn up to any Monster meet on that and be accepted..
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Old 26-01-2020, 03:34 PM   #6
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10 out of 10 or that mate..

I like your tool making especially the tube crimping die.
I also like the Silver theme. Gold on Silver looks good, but I think you need to bring the disc centres, clutch plate and spring colours together to get the score up to 11, Gold would be nice but all the same colour would be tops.

On the rear stay of the (very nice) front mudguard how have you picked up the fastener on the top calliper bolt without upsetting the alignment of the calliper?

Turn up to any Monster meet on that and be accepted..
Thanks! I may do something with the gold discs... they do look a bit odd. the mudguard stay is bolted to the caliper bracket, I just frilled and tapped a 5mm hole.
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Impressive buzzer....obviously no stranger to fabrication, nice job
thanks! I have done this sort of thing as a hobby all my life... I retired 9 years ago and have done some sort of project every winter, and ridden it, or drove it in the summer, then I usually sell it on. I did however keep last years project as I loved riding it over the summer... here is what last years looked like... also converted from EFI to carbs!

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Old 26-01-2020, 03:41 PM   #8
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Oh, and hear is the 996 starting up

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t_zGWiIyVQs
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Old 26-01-2020, 04:12 PM   #9
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.....as I was scrolling down to look at last years project and caught the top of iron bridge I thought ,he'll that's impressive........of course the bike is amazing, that's some build buzzer
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Beautiful work - can't wait to see what you do with a Monster!
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Beautiful work - can't wait to see what you do with a Monster!
I think a Monster would be a straight restoration, to me its an iconic design
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Old 26-01-2020, 04:37 PM   #12
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Thanks, I see how you've done the stay now... Planning something along similar lines myself.

I'll shut up about the colours now, you seem to have things under control..

Just so much clever stuff, exquisitely and skillfully executed, it's really difficult not run out of suerlatives... I remain in awe.
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Old 26-01-2020, 05:04 PM   #13
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Lovely workmanship, I bet it shifts too!
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Old 26-01-2020, 05:31 PM   #14
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What an interesting and well executed rebuild.....love the heated workshop!( Slightly green with envy!)
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Old 27-01-2020, 09:10 AM   #15
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It's virtually an S4 Monster. It'll be interesting to see how it compares performance wise without the EFI.
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