Lets see - I acquired another frame awhile back - yes, another M900 frame (pre-02, like the others - something about the racing 851-888-926 derivation of the early Monster frames that excites me most). So that makes 3 M900 frames and the 2V SBK. For a swingarm, I happened to acquire a certain Febur Single-Sided Swingarm for the 94-01 Ducati Monster - so it will be a 916-Styled Swingarm on a '99 M900. Whoo hoo! Its not so straightforward, obviously using a different exhaust setup, different wheels, different rear brake setup, different suspension linkage and reaction rod, and get this: one-off dished/offset front sprocket. That was hard to come by (and you can bet I got a spare in case the source dries up down the road!) I plan to use a bit of a custom exhaust setup to pull this off as I won't be able to migrate over the Sil Moto Spaghetti headers and Sil / NCR titanium pipes.
|IMA Special Parts MOD4 Hybrid top triple with MOD1 Lower on Ducati Monster|
Here's some cool parts related to that tidbit - I can make a few short jumps (OK, some are stretches), and go from my Ducati Monster all the way to World Champion Jorge Lorenzo and to legendary automobile manufacturer Ferrari. Here we go:
|IMA Special Parts MODEL 4 Adjustable Billet Triple Clamps ("MOD4"), and Adjustable Clipons|
|IMA Special Parts MODEL 4 Adjustable Billet Triple Clamps ("MOD4"), and Adjustable Clipons (detail of profile)|
"More podiums? Prove it, I say" And its not hard to see: The MOD4 departs from the basic triangle or bar configuration of triple clamps made in the last 50 years. Many manufacturers make aftermarket triple clamps from billet aluminum - whether is 6061, 6082 ANTICORODAL, or 7075 ERGAL. Big deal, nothing new there... but they are all the conventional shape with straight edges, or perhaps a decorative cutout here or there. The MOD4 has curves on the side of the triple towards the rider - like cutouts - and across the top are longitudinal cut outs - literally channels from front to rear. Its pretty wild looking. I've posted the pictures I got off their website (I'm sure they wouldn't mind) to show what I'm trying to describe. So, looking at these...I thought "I've seen this before"...and from another person related to FIAT, no less: Jorge Lorenzo uses triples like this - nearly identical to this - on the FIAT Yamaha M1 he won a world championship on!
And here's a detailed view of the cockpit on his pure prototype, no-expense spared, MotoGP FIAT Yamaha M1 from his World Championship season:
IMA SrL website)