Sean’s S2R 1000 Ducati Chopper — Garage Built Rides -Your Ride, Your Garage…

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Ducati 1000 S 2

Sean’s S2R 1000 Ducati

This feature is one that’s a big for me, because while Sean is the owner. I built it! I learned a lot on build, and met a lot of cool people of it. It’s part chopper, bobber, and it sparked the idea for website/blog.

There’s more to this bike than I fit in this article, or you would to read, so I’ll try to keep it as as possible.

A Ducati Chopper?

bike started life as a Ducat Monster S2R 1000 less than 2000 on it. I bought it wrecked with a out set of fork tubes, a bent frame section, tweaked bars, and bunch of other associated with a minor These issues weren’t a big because I planned on chopping up all stuff anyway. I always it would be cool to do a chop/bob job out of a little different, but still it a budget build.

The words and “budget” don’t normally go but we made it work.

Getting Started

I completely the bike taking caution to not the wire harness. I wanted to all the factory electronics and just and hide everything (I know, not of a bob job) The S2R’s DS 1000 is one of the most dependable motors ever built, so I didn’t to mess with that too After dis-assembly, I was able to the main section of the trellis for any hidden cracks or damage and it out clean.


With stripped down, the bike to talk to me a little bit. I I wanted to rake the front definitely slam it down a bit, and have a solo I wanted it to be kind of old school looking like I was trying too because……well…….it’s not an old bike.

I went about 3 different sets of before I found what I a set of keystones from Biltwell. The Ducati trellis frame designing a tank tricky, a biggish tank, the bike looked weird, it doesn’t any of the structural lines that a chopper or bobber has. So I had to get to fill in some of the negative

I wanted mid-controls so the bike be comfy, but still be able to around a bit in the curves and retain of its sporty-ness. The mid controls also my knees up pretty good to the style indentations in the tank.

and Weldin’

I call myself a 50 MPH meaning any of the stuff that kill me at speeds over 50 I wanted a pro to weld, so I hooked up Bobby Weston when it time to start welding up the mods. Bobby was able to lay beautiful weld beads, as as help with lots of design work, like the controls that had to come about a foot from previous location, and the pipes.

the rake was done, the majority of the was lost, so we completely reconfigured the top of the trellis frame to allow for lock to lock steering. The ended up around 34 degrees. hand fabbed the tank, and as well. He let me hang around the and do some of the grunt work. also did all the tooling on the leather

He’s a regular renaissance Check him out at Once I got the back from Bobby’s it was time for me to get back to work on the up assembly, make the brakes and work, track down adjust the suspension, and fit all the bits and

The Spaghetti Incident

As I got to the point of out the wiring on this modern injected mess, I discovered the of my existence: the harness. I bought a PDF shop manual on E-Bay for 12 and it helped, but the wiring was getting the of me. Enter Stuart Baker of Stu was not only a Monster challenge Ducati genius, and wiring he was also a recent transplant to project gods had smiled me.

I met Stu on Upon Stu’s to Burque, I quickly enlisted his on the giant bowl of spaghetti I the harness. Stu was able to make of the harness, and lengthen and shorten of wire to fit my ridiculous design, he helped make the thing a huge milestone in this 2.5 project. Stu (like Bobby) let me where I could and gave me of “homework” to get done between visits.

This helped a lot with the factor, and allowed me to learn a ton of from Stu.

Now It’s

Sean Hampton is one of my best and has helped me work on tons of including this one, been in love with the of this bike from inception. Sean always about buying the bike it was a frame on the stand, but one day the jokes serious as Sean showed up cash. I struggled with it a little, but I had been concidering back on four wheels and I think of a better buyer Sean.

Sean made a few to the bike right away, the of which was crashing it! (he’s I can kid) He got right to work all the one off parts like the tank and Sean decided to paint the since he had it all apart. Sean is a of the no garage club with Moody and Kurt Steplowski. and down a great paint job in his yard! He made other to the levers and lines and clutch.

The bike is all together again and better than ever, did a great job picking up where I off. There’s rumor of it sold again.

Ducati 1000 S 2

Quick and Interview. with myself.

Q: was your favorite part of the

A: My favorite part was the day we made the run, a 1000cc Ducati straight pipes in a closed makes an awesome sound! I the pipes.

Q: What’s your tool?

A: Definitely my motorcycle The table ended the wrecked from hours in the garage.

Q: did you decide to spend money on, and to the pros?

A: Stu made the wiring a world and taught me a lot along the way; well spent! and of course fabrication work.

Q: Approximate cost?

Q: What advice you give to anyone wanting to or modify their motorcycle?

A: start with a running bike. Don’t go to trendy.

Q: do you love about your

A: It’s insulated, fairly organised, and bright white

Q: What would you change your garage?

Ducati 1000 S 2
Ducati 1000 S 2
Ducati 1000 S 2
Ducati 1000 S 2


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