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Ducati 900SS CR Supermono

by Iconic944ss on Nov 7, 2011 22:44:41 GMT

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some people may be shell-shocked at the of taking a standard 1995 900SS and turning into like the legendary Ducati racer, Sam Combs, an architect Anchorage, Alaska saw it as a great

The Ducati Supermono was designed by Terblanche, Claudio Domenicali, and Bordi for the then-popular single-cylinder in Europe in the early 1990s, as as the Isle of Man.

The Supermono was in relatively large quantities 20 or so per year) for only three — 1993 to 1995. insisted that a street of the ultra light-weight (267 claimed dry) 549cc would be made available, but never happened. That has the door for private owners to try to the Supermono.

Sam Combs says: I always wanted this I decided to create my own version. I saw the bike in motorcycle magazines in and then saw an actual bike at the Factory in Bologna, Italy in of 2001. Starting with a Ducati 900SS CR purchased in I began the conversion to the Supermono in of this year and completed it in April, 2010-if one can say a bike is ever complete.

The road to any project bike is a long one.

Sam Combs Being an Architect, I’ve liked the exposed structure of When I was a kid, I used to be one of that used clothes and plastic playing cards to get motorcycle sound on my bicycle. I turned 14 we were living in Italy where I purchased my motorcycle—a 1966 Moto Dingo Cross 50cc I terrorized the citizens and rode the around Florence.

I brought it to Alaska and had it for three years I determined it was too difficult to date in the of Alaska. Twelve years after going motorcycle for all that time, I purchased a new Honda XL250R.

From Combs went through a of bikes, as widely varied as a Ninja 600 and a Honda NX250. bikes snuck into his including a Yamaha RZ350 and the later of which he still

Building his Supermono project had a variety of specific challenges, as reveals in great detail:

Sam says: One challenge was matching the steering stabilizer and a Ducati stabilizer matched the original, but it the forks to be raised above the clamp to get the clearance from the fairing and frame.

Another challenge was finding to hold the rear brake to the brake caliper. The solution was at Home Depot in the form of electric wire stainless and rubber covered holders matched the look of the exhaust straps to continue that theme.

It was a challenge to find port exhausts and through of web research I found the Blueflames in and they were on sale! did the original pipes, but they no make them. After that challenge, the next was to the existing pipes, fabricate and exhaust hangers that raise the pipes to a high location similar to the Supermono.

Not a fan of the sound of dry clutches, I found the steel, Plexiglas-windowed clutch that would allow the of the dry clutch, but would mute the

The bike rides and handles It is pretty light with the use of fiber front fender and hugger and light materials all around on a bike that is light in stock form.

One that I had Airtech modify was the in the upper fairing that let the light shine through. I wanted to replicate the original I had Airtech fill in that opening. The lighting then with the two LED strips at the upper and one each at the slots on the lower to provide side lighting. The lights are the fog lights mounted to the under the upper fairing.

The LED turn signal/mirror combination as as the rear LED license plate turn signals provides a of a LED lighting theme.

A challenge was the LED turn signals to blink and correctly. After trying solutions provided from forums, what actually was placing short stalk signals connected to the rear inside the seat faring and them to blink and help the LEDs—a unique solution works. Others have this methodology as well.

I wanted to keep the tail without having turn sticking out on stalks and the license LED turn signals provided clean look.

The SpeedyMoto protect the pipes and seat The low sliders protect the pipes and fairing along with the SpeedyMoto that can be seen the last of the three slots on the fairing behind the side The RhinoMoto through axle protect the rear aluminum

The aluminum swingarm was painted a blue which I stripped and polished.

The color gold was a that I carried through the clip-ons, to the Rizoma grips and bar end the CRG levers, the Slingshot brake and reservoir caps, the Slingshot plugs (also used in the sliders), the STM swingarm caps, the cover, the alternator crankcase the gold tire accents, the chain, the gold LP bolts, and round fairing plugs.

Tapeworks did an excellent job on the Supermono and Agip decals—note that the have the dragon reversed on side to let the flame flow the back of the bike which is from the original decals, but a better flow to the bike The paint and decals was roughed out to painting with paper and the fairing was delivered to the painter those in place. The object was to the original bike as closely as in paint and decal location.

The rearsets provide a stylish, and comfortable solution to the heavy footpegs and brackets. A pressure signal plunger from provides a rear brake for street use.

Of course, as any project, Combs still has

Sam Combs says: Future include a stainless steel or colored oil cooler guard, stainless steel windowed covers, front axle adjustable front forks, mods including re-jetting and else lends to the bike are never really completed-what be the fun of that!

Here’s a list of the modifications Combs made to his 1995 900SS CR:

Exhaust. Blueflame EVO Stainless Steel Dual slip-ons from England

Mods. Meineke Chrome and header modification; exhaust and pipe bending by Tim McKittrick, Alaska

Alternator crankcase Slingshot Racing gold aluminum

Oil Filler Cap.

Clutch Cover. MPL-Tuningparts Type I aluminum billet w/ window from Germany

Airtech Supermono Conversion Kit

Zero Gravity

Front and hugger. Sebimoto Carbon

Rearsets. Pro-Tek

Steering Ducati Performance

Carbon triple clamp and instrument cover. SKUR custom

brake. 1997 Ducati

Cables. Galfer steel-braided and clutch lines.

Clip PSR 50mm Gold

Front Stock.

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Rear Suspension: Ducati Supersport

Swingarm. Ducati Supersport, polished

Swingarm Spools: Pro-Bolt aluminum.

Front tire. Diablo Rosso

Rear Pirelli Diablo Corsa III

wheel. Stock.

Rear 1997 Ducati Supersport 6 finished by Anchorage Custom Coating.

Seat. Airtech seat and seat bumper

Cover. Slingshot Racing billet aluminum

Grips. Sportline Gold Billet Billet Gold Barend and sliders

Levers. CRG Gold adjustable and brake levers

Lighting. LED Burners at upper fairing, fairing, and fog lights under fairing.

Mirrors. BikeMaster Drop sport bike with LED Turn Signals

signals. Lockhart Phillips LED on license plate.

Hardware. Philips Gold Bolts and Value Chrome

Sliders. Underbody; SpeedyMoto Standard at KR Tuned Kawasaki No-Cut Sliders at existing center location protecting lower swingarm and exhausts; RhinoMoto axle.

Decals. Tapeworks Supermono/Desmoquattro and Agip, Pro Italia raised silver at upper

Electrical Switches. Lighted switches from O’Reilly Parts for lighting.

Frame Slingshot Racing STM from

Horn. Trombe Stobel

Dave Kusmiter, Anchorage,

Reservoir covers. Slingshot Gold Billet Aluminum

Bra. Lockhart Phillips 1/2 Top.

Tire Accent Lockhart Phillips

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