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Old 09-30-2012, 10:06 PM   #31
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Wade, you should be nicer to the next front end. Good luck with the rebuild.
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Old 11-13-2012, 11:41 AM   #32
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Ya took too long and Bimota came out with whatcher building!

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Old 11-13-2012, 11:44 AM   #33
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Oh help me Rhonda that is stupidly delicious

Want so bad it hurts, I don't even want to know how much it costs.
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Old 11-13-2012, 11:48 AM   #34
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Oh help me Rhonda that is stupidly delicious

Want so bad it hurts, I don't even want to know how much it costs.
I haven't seen too much about it, but I did see 1100cc





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Old 11-13-2012, 12:44 PM   #35
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Ya took too long and Bimota came out with whatcher building!

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Ain't you got anything better to do than taunt me with yet another unaffordable Bimota - and this one is (sadly) pure vaporware.

Bimota DBX-1100



En Espanol: http://www.masmoto.net/novedades/201...mota-dbx-1100/
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Old 11-13-2012, 02:13 PM   #36
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Old 11-13-2012, 11:01 PM   #37
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I was waiting for a thread like this.

I got a 2005 Ducati ST3 that had been in a garage fire for really cheap.

This year, I decided to do a build like yours for the DirtBag Challenge. I got all the suspension work done, but couldn't make it run due to EFI CPU issues... it's one of the red key/black key models. I'll replace it with a MicroSquirt.

Anyway, looking forward to your build.
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Old 11-14-2012, 07:10 AM   #38
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I was waiting for a thread like this.

I got a 2005 Ducati ST3 that had been in a garage fire for really cheap.

This year, I decided to do a build like yours for the DirtBag Challenge. I got all the suspension work done, but couldn't make it run due to EFI CPU issues... it's one of the red key/black key models. I'll replace it with a MicroSquirt.

Anyway, looking forward to your build.
I'd like to see what you've got done so far - parts choices, etc. For the EFI issues - have you heard of DucatiDiag? An inexpensive enthusiast written full-access bit of software:

http://www.ducati.ms/forums/92-hyper...-hm-owner.html
http://ducatidiag.xooit.com/index.php

Don't know if it would help you out - if you've got the red/black keys, this will let you read/erase error codes and completely reprogram your EFI. Also supposed to let you recalibrate your speedo, remove O2 sensors and turn off immobilizer/remove stock instruments.
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Old 11-14-2012, 08:00 PM   #39
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Thanks for the link - I'm pretty interested in trying out the MicroSquirt, but I may try the diagnostic before pulling the trigger on the MS. Both the red and black keys have had some heat damage, which may have ruined the RFID chip.

I got a CRF 450 roller cheap. Swapping the steering head was dead easy: turned up some cups for the bearings, and a 3/8" thick spacer between the top triple and the steering head. Bolted up like a champ. A better and easier, but more costly solution would have been to buy tapered roller bearings in the correct size.

The rear was quite a bit more work.... and I have a penchant for understatement.

I started with the ST3 swingarm and removed all the stock shock mounting hardware, leaving only the main cross brace. I then sectioned it aft of the cross brace and added 2.5" to accomodate a DR650 wheel with an 18" rim laced to it. I chose the DR rim because it has factory cush drive.

I then sectioned the SA in front of the cross brace and added 1.25" there in order to accomodate the shock and linkage from the CRF.

I did all this cutting and welding basically as a one-time-use for the DBC -- I have plans to create a new SA from scratch using 3" x 1" tubing. There is a ***big*** problem with adding travel to the ST3 SA: the SA pivot pinch bolt interferes with the sprocket. The pinch bolt will have to be changed.

The lower shock linkage mount required a bit of tinkering, too. I plan to make a removable cradle which will have an outboard bearing for the swingarm, footpeg/shifter/brake mounts, and possibly split dirt-bike style radiator mounts. The doohickey with the zig-zag is a removable frame section. I've made 2 so far, and need 4.

Here's a photo gallery of the progress to date:

http://alanzina.zenfolio.com/p965200943
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Old 11-14-2012, 08:14 PM   #40
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Might as well show a few:
Alan Lapp and Zina Deretsky: DirtCati &emdash;

Alan Lapp and Zina Deretsky: DirtCati &emdash;

Alan Lapp and Zina Deretsky: DirtCati &emdash;

To post these, get the embed code from your site - then click the A/A thing in the upper right of the reply window - then paste in the embed code. Voila.
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Old 11-15-2012, 11:07 PM   #41
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Thanks for that. I didn't want to hijack the OP's thread.
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Old 01-06-2013, 07:27 PM   #42
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I finally got my butt in the shop and peeled back some wiring harness to get the old frame free - also had to pull the injector set:


Can you tell which frame is which?


Now, I need to put the "new" frame and wiring harness back on - and start mounting the front forks.
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Old 01-07-2013, 08:06 PM   #43
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fantastic progress and glad you are back working in the shop! Keep us posted on how things are going

I need to take inspiration from you on my own monster conversion/money pit

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Old 03-01-2013, 01:22 PM   #44
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How much trouble is it in NM to change the frame? titled as a different bike? or changed numbers on registration?

What are ya doin' with the old frame? I have yet another project looming and could use some bits off it
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Old 03-01-2013, 07:39 PM   #45
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How much trouble is it in NM to change the frame? titled as a different bike? or changed numbers on registration?

What are ya doin' with the old frame? I have yet another project looming and could use some bits off it
I was patient/lucky enough to get a frame with title, so it's just another bike to the DMV.

What devious plans ya got for a bent Duc frame? Or maybe it's "what bits?"
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