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Wheels, swingarm and subframe back from paint.

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Frame back and engine, swingarm, subframe and steering tube fitted.

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That STM clutch was one seriously epic win. Holy shit you're steamrolling through this!!!
You're not wrong! I sent a photo of it to my mate that imports the bikes from Japan and he was spitting, it's not often I get one over him, lol 🤣

My build probably seems a lot faster than yours, but then I haven't had to deal with as much crap as you did as the bike was in pretty good condition beneath the surface, not a spot of rust in the tank and no electrical gremlins to deal with (so far, fingers crossed!).
 

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Had a bit of 'fun' with one of the screws for one of the air filter tubes as the brass insert was slightly damaged and I didn't realise until after I'd refitted the screw and of course it picked up the thread and spun in the plastic :mad:
Luckily I managed to fix it in situ without making a mess and JB Weld to the rescue, not the best design...
MRA air filters fitted at the same time. Sharp eyed viewers will note the near new 520 chain conversion which was already on the bike along with a Domino quick turn throttle. You can also see the Termignoni 54mm 'banana' system I found on Ebay for just over US$1K including freight from Ukraine to NZ which I didn't think was too bad, it wasn't in particularly good condition when I bought it so it took a lot of cleaning and polishing to get it into a reasonable state, I forgot to take pictures of it when I bought it and the Ebay pics have all gone apart from this one:
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It was missing the heat shield on the 'banana' pipe and I couldn't find any original carbon ones so made one out of a bit of scrap stainless steel I had laying around, likewise the little dogbone bracket that mounts the banana section was missing so I made that out of a piece of aluminium plate.
The difference in size to the stock pipe is quite dramatic:
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Had a local guy reflash a spare ECU I had with the correct tune for the exhaust and air filters plus removed the immobiliser and raised the rev limiter all for NZ$300 including return courier
 

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New fuel lines and plastic tank fittings as the old hoses were pretty hard and the fittings had seen better days
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Tank/seat unit back from paint and reassembled, the original sound deadening had turned to dust and I was going to leave it off but then decided to go with some heat resistant sound deadening from the local car stereo shop, I'll use this on the side fairings as well as the original Ducati stuff doesn't seem to last or work that well.

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Thank you!! The half-ring replacement should come in next week so I can get on to the really big and exciting one, I'd say by end of the month - the engine start! After that, engine fine-tuning, test ride, then fairings on and she's done.

I've also been trying to connect up to the ECU via the VAG-COM cable, Fiat adapter and the JPdiag software, but haven't had a successful connection. I'm trying to get the JPdiag software unlocked to do the TPS reset. My preliminary guess is I'm using the wrong Windows version. Does anyone have any experience in that area??
 

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Time for an update in between festivities and being out riding on my other bikes!

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Just seeing what the carbon fairings looked like. Better than on the yellow but still not too my tastes (and I love carbon!).
So these are off and will be up for sale soon.


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Pretty well done now, had a 30km +/- test ride and everything seems to be working fine, no leaks or anything obviously wrong 😅😊

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So, just waiting on the side panels to arrive plus the MRA tinted screen....might be time to start looking for some bling... 😄
 

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Holy shit you knocked this one out quick. It took you, what, a month? My word. And I battled for over a year.. Well done mate!
 

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Holy shit you knocked this one out quick. It took you, what, a month? My word. And I battled for over a year.. Well done mate!
Well, the actual tear down and rebuild was pretty quick...(probably closer to 2 months in reality) but the ordering of parts and ensuing wait was more like 6 months prior to commencing the job.
And, unlike you I was fortunate to have a low mileage bike in relatively good, running condition so it was quite straight forward as the 999 series are fairly simple with way fewer parts than a lot of the other models. Being in the motorcycle industry and having a bike mad car painter working next door to our business doesn't hurt either!

I've had project bikes before that were more like the series of nightmares you experienced so I know how that goes... :mad::cautious::censored:
If my build was a MotoGP race, yours was a full LeMans 24hr race with only one rider!! 🤣

And rebuilding bikes is a bit of a hobby for me - here's some before and after pics of the previous two bikes I did. Funny thing was I bought them as a package deal and the initial idea was to use the black bike for spares, but as they were both very low mileage (6000km +/-) it seemed a shame not to rebuild both (rebuilding two at the same time is an interesting project... 😄 )

Hope those fairing panels show up soon, freight is a real nightmare these days!
 

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