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I'm fairly new to ducati and serious doing a custom/cafe bike. Im looking around for a donor bike and I want an air cooled engine, 700-1000cc, dry clutch and preferably FI. What models should I be looking at?
 

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Price wise, late '90's SS or Monster 900 with fuel injection. All 900's will be dry clutch, '98 and up SS Will be Fuel injected but not all Monsters will be.
 

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Honestly if you put clip ons on a monster, reupholster/reshaved the seat, painted the engine, frame and tank tastefully.. wouldn't it basically be a cafe racer? It sort of already looks like one 'cept for the bar risers.
 

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This is one of my all time favorite Monster cafe bikes - it was done about 10 years ago before notions of cafe's were as narrow as they are now. The execution and artistry are peerless.



This is a cafe project that I mocked up a few years back based on a ZRX. I still may build this some day:

 

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This is one of my all time favorite Monster cafe bikes - it was done about 10 years ago before notions of cafe's were as narrow as they are now. The execution and artistry are peerless.



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Except for the red wheels and swing arm.


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Thanks guys for the info/ideas! So, early 900 monsters are air cooled? Can a single side swing are be adapted to an SS (with mods, of course)?
 

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Thanks guys for the info/ideas! So, early 900 monsters are air cooled? Can a single side swing are be adapted to an SS (with mods, of course)?
Yes on the monsters, all were AC until S4's were introduced with the 996 engines in early 2000's, they had SSSA after 03 I think, on the larger models.
 

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I've kinda narrowed it down to a 2000-2002 M900. Thanks for the help!
 
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