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Published on November 6, 2007

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Slide1:  2003 Monster Calendar MOSTRO.ORG Slide2:  Owner: Philippe Bailly of Miami, Florida His description: "This bike was a project bike from the very beginning. That is, it didn't run when I bought it. It didn't take much to get it running and before long, the customizing began. It has 944cc high-compression pistons, 39mm flat-slide carburetors, Leo Vinci carbon high pipes, Arrow clip-ons, DP rear sets, Yoyodyne clutch slave, Storz steering damper, CRG billet mirrors, Kevlar lines, chopped sub-frame, custom paint and one-of-a-kind custom-machined clutch cover by none other than ME." Slide3:  January 2003 Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday MOSTRO.ORG Above: Two more shots of Phil's beautiful blue bike. Front cover: Russell Murchie's 1996 M600 in Melbourne, Australia. The bike's name, "Lucy", is short for Lucifer after the "absolute hell it put me through". In the end, she was 'exorcised' with a jade talisman blessed by a Chinese high priest (it worked, too!). . Slide4:  This photograph of Steve Metz and his infamous "Tigre" Monster 900 was taken at New Hampshire International Speedway by photographer Ken Mitchell. Steve is going through corner 2 in the afternoon of the Third Annual "Monsters Only" Track Day, sponsored by BCM Ducati of Laconia, NH. Slide5:  February 2003 Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Left photo (above): Turn 9 at the same track day as the main picture, photograph by Ken Mitchell. Right Photo: The picture of Steve in the tiger costume (not to be confused with his leathers and tiger-head helmet) is from when he rode to a friend's Halloween party in 2000 (he drove with a helmet on, not the tiger head). (More details about "Tigre" are at the back of the calendar) MOSTRO.ORG Slide6:  Owner: Pieter van Londen of the Arnhem Area in the Netherlands. Go to the back of the calendar for the full story. Basically, every single piece on this bike is custom. Photo by Chris Ice. Owner: Pieter van Londen of the Arnhem Area in the Netherlands. Go to the back of the calendar for the full story. Basically, every single piece on this bike is custom. Photo by Chris Ice. Slide7:  March 2003 Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Left photo (above): The bike as of September 2001. Right photo: An earlier version of the bike, Pieter van Londen says: "I'm the guy in the middle. The guy standing on my left is one of the Ducati engineers. The guy on my right is from the Ducati Flanders Club." MOSTRO.ORG Slide8:  Photographed at the top-secret testing grounds is Daryl Brockman's 1999 M900S. Changes from stock include carbon fiber FBF full exhaust, c/f 900SS front fender, c/f seat cowl and tank wrap, Ducati Performance c/f blinker assembly, Roadracing brake scoops, Roadracing intake scoops, Pro Italia clip-ons, Corbin seat, FactoryPro jet kit, +2 rear sprocket, steering damper, and blacked-out rearsets. Slide9:  April 2003 Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday MOSTRO.ORG Left photo (above): What better way to celebrate April Fool's Day than engaging in hooligan behavior on a Monster? Right photo: The owner, without his riding gear. Slide10:  Owner: Michael Moore of Mill Valley, California. This shot was taken on Ridgecrest Boulevard on the slopes of Mt. Tamalpais. It is a stunningly beautiful road, although quite short. A lot of car commercials are filmed here, and hang gliders take off from the hills to float down to the beach below. The bike is a 2000 M900 with Termi pipes, c/f front fender and side panels, Sargent seat, CRG mirrors, and fender eliminator. More details at http://www.healthinfodesign.com/Personal/ducati_blog.html Owner: Michael Moore of Mill Valley, California. This shot was taken on Ridgecrest Boulevard on the slopes of Mt. Tamalpais. It is a stunningly beautiful road, although quite short. A lot of car commercials are filmed here, and hang gliders take off from the hills to float down to the beach below. The bike is a 2000 M900 with Termi pipes, c/f front fender and side panels, Sargent seat, CRG mirrors, and fender eliminator. More details at http://www.healthinfodesign.com/Personal/ducati_blog.html Slide11:  May 2003 Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Left photo (above): Posing the bike. Right photo: The owner riding on Mt. Hamilton during one of the Bay Area Monster Rides (Photo by Scott R. Nelson). MOSTRO.ORG Slide12:  Susie and Bruce Meyers of BCM Motorsports (www.bcmducati.com) coming through the final turn onto the front straightaway on their stock 2000 M900 at the DOCC event at Mosport in May of 2002. Slide13:  June 2003 Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Left photo (above): Thomas Marhoefer's 2002 S4/Fogarty shot at the Ortega Highway in Southern California. Right photo: Burt Sheipline's 1994 M900, Sidney, Ohio. MOSTRO.ORG Slide14:  Owner: Stuart R. Robinson of Lancashire, England Stuart says: "This picture was taken at the annual Thundersprint in Manchester, England, May 2002, after I was kindly nominated to ride in it by the UK Monster Owners Club. Ducati UK promotionally entered 11 bikes and asked for nominated owners from the official UK Ducati Owners Clubs together with a few guest stars and motorcycling journalists. It was a fantastic weekend and one we will always remember. And, no this isn't my own bike, but I do own an S4 Senna and race an M750. My wife also owns an M900sie." Owner: Stuart R. Robinson of Lancashire, England Stuart says: "This picture was taken at the annual Thundersprint in Manchester, England, May 2002, after I was kindly nominated to ride in it by the UK Monster Owners Club. Ducati UK promotionally entered 11 bikes and asked for nominated owners from the official UK Ducati Owners Clubs together with a few guest stars and motorcycling journalists. It was a fantastic weekend and one we will always remember. And, no this isn't my own bike, but I do own an S4 Senna and race an M750. My wife also owns an M900sie." Slide15:  July 2003 Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Left photo (above): On the hoof. Right photo: Stuart waiting for the next sprint (the guy in front, no. 251, is Stuart Easton, winner of the British Superbike Supersport Championship 2002 on his Monstermob 748. Easton was one of the guest stars, along with Steve Hislop). MOSTRO.ORG Slide16:  Owner: Scott R. Nelson of Pleasanton, California. Location: Marin County, at one of the lookouts above the Golden Gate bridge. Modifications to this 1997 M900 include Gia.Ca.Moto carbon slip-ons, Corbin saddle, DP tachometer, 14-tooth front sprocket, hacked-off tail with custom license plate holder, Third Eye bar end mirrors, and quite a few carbon fiber pieces. Owner: Scott R. Nelson of Pleasanton, California. Location: Marin County, at one of the lookouts above the Golden Gate bridge. Modifications to this 1997 M900 include Gia.Ca.Moto carbon slip-ons, Corbin saddle, DP tachometer, 14-tooth front sprocket, hacked-off tail with custom license plate holder, Third Eye bar end mirrors, and quite a few carbon fiber pieces. Slide17:  August 2003 Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Left photo (above): While trying to pose the photo at the Golden Gate Bridge, a tour bus full of European tourists pulled up and swarmed all over the area. Many liked the Monsters and insisted on having photos taken with them. Right photo: The owner with his bike in downtown Pleasanton, California. MOSTRO.ORG Slide18:  Ted Meyer, from Connecticut, banks a turn on his 2001 M900 Dark at Pocono Raceway during a Team ProMotion track day. Some mods include Termi carbon fiber pipes, Roadracing clip-ons, Cyclecat frame- and bar-sliders, a Spareshack econo steering damper, Ohlins shock and forks, clutch cover and FI mapping modified by BCM Ducati. Photo is courtesy Dennis Cuevas from www.racedayphoto.com. Ted Meyer, from Connecticut, banks a turn on his 2001 M900 Dark at Pocono Raceway during a Team ProMotion track day. Some mods include Termi carbon fiber pipes, Roadracing clip-ons, Cyclecat frame- and bar-sliders, a Spareshack econo steering damper, Ohlins shock and forks, clutch cover and FI mapping modified by BCM Ducati. Photo is courtesy Dennis Cuevas from www.racedayphoto.com. Slide19:  September 2003 Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Left photo (above): Another shot at Pocono. Right photo: Ted Meyer posing with Ben Bostrom the night before the Misano WSBK. MOSTRO.ORG Slide20:  Owner: John Pruett, Siloam Springs "God's Country", Arkansas; population: 10,000 Photo taken October 31, 2002, "at the one tree I have always dreamed of capturing 'il General Lee Mostro' with this tree, their fall colors ablaze! Thank you, DML :o)" Owner: John Pruett, Siloam Springs "God's Country", Arkansas; population: 10,000 Photo taken October 31, 2002, "at the one tree I have always dreamed of capturing 'il General Lee Mostro' with this tree, their fall colors ablaze! Thank you, DML :o)" Slide21:  October 2003 Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday MOSTRO.ORG Left photo (above): A photo of John and his bike. Right photo: The owner, John Pruett, with future wife & "precious-cargo pillion" Emily Suzanne (Pruett), dedicated Ducatisti.. Slide22:  Owner: Chad Lewis, San Diego, CA Bike: 2002 Monster S4 Location: Taken at the Streets of Willow in March 2002. Modifications: Termignoni high pipes (aluminum cans), Ducati Performance computer, open-top airbox with K&N filter, homemade aluminum rear fender eliminator kit, Ducati Performance Monster 900 clip-ons, Nichols lightened flywheel, Power Commander and full dyno set-up is coming soon. The bike dyno'd at 105hp at the rear wheel before the lightened flywheel. Slide23:  November 2003 Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Left photo (above): Another shot of Chad Lewis racing at the Streets of Willow. Right photo: Chris McDermott riding his 1995 M900 at Mosport in May of 2002. MOSTRO.ORG Slide24:  Owner: Jeffrey Fillmore, Las Vegas, Nevada and Santa Fe, New Mexico. Modification highlights: Modified frame, 996 forks in custom triples, 39mm FCR carbs, Nichols flywheel, Dyna coils, Galfer Wave rotors, Goldline Master Cylinders, ceramic-coated headers and S-pipes, custom powder-coated frame, engine covers and swingarm, custom-painted tank and Powerbronze headlights Slide25:  December 2003 Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Left photo (above): Nick Nguyen's 2001 S4 in front with Victor Koo's 2001 M750 dark behind, photographed in the San Gabriel mountains. Right photo: Tim Morse's M900 photographed at Port Jervis, NY. MOSTRO.ORG Slide26:  The story of Pieter van Londen's bike (March): Bike was bought brand new as an M600 back in 1995. When I first saw the Monster I loved its looks, but at the same time knew what I wanted to change about it... After buying the usual carbon everything and mounting a high pipe system, in the winter of 1996/1997 I decided to replace the stock swingarm with a single sided swingarm made out of a second hand 916 s/a. Unfortunately that was not available (used) at the right price. Instead I was offered the opportunity to buy a CrMo oval-tubed trellis frame, manufactured by a small Italian company in a very limited series. I cut the rear end off, had it nickel-plated and added a braced and modified 888 alloy swingarm. Changing the frame is a modification that according to Dutch legislation cannot be done without applying for an entirely new registration. I received the new VIN and registration in the summer of 1997. So my bike actually got two years younger. In the US you have vanity plates, which we are not allowed to have in Holland, BUT... My bikes VIN number (stamped in the frame and mentioned in the bikes' registration ) is PIETERSTOY 000001. Then the virus really hit me, I couldn't stop modding it. Wheels, forks, home made alloy parts, I got rid of 99% of all carbon fibre and replaced it by mostly homemade alloy and Ti parts. The nickname of my Monster is "La dolce vita" , Italian for "sweet life", but maybe "chameleon" would be more appropriate : it changes appearance every winter. This winter a tubular single-sided swingarm (maybe my own, which needs modifying, but Norm's single-sided swingarm is a serious option as well ) will be fitted, and I also intend replacing the yellow engine cases for polished ones. I have found pictures of my bike all over the internet. It was featured in many exhibitions and has won quite a few awards, but I am still not done, and doubt whether I ever will be. I have owned over twenty bikes, but this is my first Duc. I will not sell it, ever. MOSTRO RULES! The story of Steve Metz's bike (February): Here are some frequently asked questions about my tiger-bike. Q. Why a tiger? See if you can guess the right answer: A. "I was always having trouble forgetting where I parked." B. "You should see me in bed!" C. "I'm a huge Cincinnati Bengals fan." D. "I'm just a total cheeseball -- that was my college mascot." If you guessed "D"--you're correct! Q. Do you always ride around like that? A. YES--do you always walk around looking like THAT?. All the paintwork is about as permanent as you can get (although I have taken the tail off for occasional rides). Q. What sorts of hooliganism do you engage in? A. Tigres like to bounce. Q. How did this all happen? A. When I went to pick up my originally Y2K black Ducati Monster 900S, I had no idea that I would eventually modify it as much as I have. About one mile from the dealer, some bozo in a car pulled a U-turn from the right-hand lane and cut me off. I got knocked down, and the bike ambulance took my bike to the shop for about 5 weeks, while I waited on parts. When I picked my baby back up from the shop, I finished the break-in period, and then began on my program of modifications. I worked with the good folks up at *BCM Ducati* to do all of the mechanical modifications to the bike. The paint work was in the Boston area by Rick Pearce, who now runs SDM Restorations in Haverhill, MA. Q. What all have you done with your motorcycle? A. The performance modifications include: 944 kit, lightened flywheel, ported heads, remap of fuel injection, K&N filter. The handling modifications include: GP shifting, front fork springs, clutch slave cylinder, stronger front brake rotors, clip-ons, Michelin Pilot Sports (huge improvements at the track, thanks to these!) The style modifications include: Custom striped paint on tank, cowl, front fairing, and rims, high-mount Termignoni exhaust, chopped rear end and relocated turn signals and license plate ("TIGRE"), Ducati logo crank cover, CRG bar-end mirrors, tail. Slide27:  Instructions for printing: Assuming you have a reasonably modern color inkjet printer, here is how to print the calendar so that it will look good: Buy some photo paper designed for inkjet printers. It’s amazing how much better color pictures look when printed on photo paper than when printed on normal paper. I recommend the type that is glossy on one side and matte finish on the other. I’ve also had fairly good experience with paper that is matte finish on both sides. Unless your printer can do two sided printing, set it up to print all of the big color pictures in one pass and the calendar pages on the other. In Powerpoint, this is done by clicking “Slides” on the Print Range box and entering “1, 3, 5, 7” and so on. If you’re printing a PDF file, you can select just odd or just even pages. Make sure your printer settings are optimized for photo paper. Mine (Epson Stylus Color 740) has settings for regular paper, high resolution regular paper, inkjet photo paper, and photo paper. I’ve had good results with the photo quality inkjet setting. If there is a check box to center the image, check it. Print the color photos. Make sure you don’t touch them until the ink is completely dry or you’ll smear the dark parts and have a hard time getting your hands clean. Note whether the left side or right side comes out first. I get left first from my printer. Be sure to print the cover on the back of the January image, the January calendar on the back of the February image, and so forth. It may require reordering of some photos, especially if you skip the front and back covers. Print the calendar pages. Have the sheets bound at a local copy center with a binding that will lay flat. You can punch a hole to fit over a nail if you want, but I prefer to use one of those little black clips on all calendars, so that’s how I’ll hang mine. Enjoy the calendar for a year. Calendar created by Scott R. Nelson, Pleasanton, CA for the Ducati Monster List (www.mostro.org and www.ducatimonster.org). Permission is hereby granted to print as many copies of this calendar as you want. There are no restrictions as to what you do with any calendars you print. ___________________________________________________ Many thanks to Jeff Bravo for providing a web site, to the proofreaders who helped clean up the text, to Ted Hsu for converting the PowerPoint version to PDF, to all who submitted photos as candidates for this calendar, and to those who voted. We apologize for any errors this calendar may contain. We tried our best to make sure there were none. Other photos we would love to have included (with owner's names): Benjamin Phillips Chris Ice Dr. Theodore Hsu Scott Saunders BJC Mark Trevor Grant Jon Barletta Drew Banton William C. Johnson Charlotte Lucey Franz Vorderwinkler Strati Hatzi Laura Fuentes We're sorry we couldn't use every single photo that was submitted. Slide28:  January February March April May June July August September October November December 2003 Monster Calendar

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