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post #1 of 15 Old 02-03-2007, 07:22 PM Thread Starter
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Monster fairing on my 919

I have been spending time trying to find a small fairing for the 919, without going all the way and buying the Givi that everyone has. I really don't like the way the fairing looks, and I don't want to put something that large on the front of my bike.

So I was on Zero Gravity's website, and it turns out they make a touring screen for the Ducati Monster fairing. It is just an extended windshield that bolts up into the fairing. I thought that would work pretty well, and probably shield me as well as the Givi fairing. So I started looking for a Monster fairing.

I found one on eBay that somebody had roadrashed in Houston. I picked it up for about $60, shipping included. I figured I could buff out the roadrash and repaint it, since it is bright yellow anyway.

It arrived a couple of days ago, and today I set about installing it on the 919. I thought I could use the mounts from the old windscreen, with just a little adjustment via blowtorch. I decided against that because I didn't want to drill through the fairing.

I ended up cutting the mounts for the Monster off, and buying two 5" pieces of steel (the stuff with holes pre-drilled for patching broken wood) from Home Depot. I drilled a hole in the bottom to fit the mount bolts from the old screen, then proceeded to heating the metal to pound out the proper angle to fit the screen. It took awhile, but I got both pretty close.

I then matched them up to the screen, added some rubber washers and a lockwasher to combat the vibration, and put everything back together. The only problem I have is getting the headlight back on, as you can't install the fairing before the headlight, but if the clamps with the welded nuts inside the headlight fall out of the grooves, you can't install the fairing. That is the only problem that I really had with the whole setup.

The entire project took about three hours, not including running to the store. Here are some pics to this point. Sorry about the last one, I finished up at night, and the pic is a little blurry.
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Get that "get'er done" bracket cleand up a little. And youll have the best looking fairing/windscreen ever to be seen on a 9'er. Good choice & great fit.
I like it a lot!
Need more distance shots & different angles. I'd like to see the whole image it now has.

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Nice project, lets see it when you get it finished

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nice choice, inexpensive too! I chose the monster headlight & fairing for my project Kaw turbo bike.

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Way to keep it unique, look forward to seeing it finished.

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lets see this done and painted!! can the brackets holding the screen go on the inside of the headlight bracket? Looks the best i've seen other than the brackets. can't wait to see the finished version good job

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lets see this done and painted!! can the brackets holding the screen go on the inside of the headlight bracket? Looks the best i've seen other than the brackets. can't wait to see the finished version good job
No, unfortunately the fairing mounts go around the headlight, so putting anything inside the 919 mounts won't work. At least nothing I have available would work. I hope to get some actual sheet metal and build a good, solid looking mount with aftermarket fairing hardware, but for now the Home Depot special will have to work.

I am going to ride with it this week just to make sure there isn't anything I want to change with the position, and hopefully I will get the chance to paint it this weekend. Thanks for all the positive comments!

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I had the monster fairing for my old gs500. Very nice setup on the 919.

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Just an update, I finished with the fairing. The paint looks like a**, but it really doesn't matter as there is a bigger issue with the fairing.

I can understand why Monster owners are upset with the quality of the fairing. Although the mounts I built are bulletproof compared to the mounts Ducati uses, the fairing still vibrates badly at speed, in particular any speed above 35mph! I took the fairing back off and put my Honda OEM back on. At this point I'm sick of working on it. It's nice outside, I'm going riding...
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Thats a sad outcome. Bummer.Sorry to hear that. Maybe if you get the urge to play with it again, You can get a fabricator to build up a small tube steel skeleton to give it the support it needs.

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I thought about that. I think after I move in a couple of months I should have some more time to mess with it and maybe make it work. My brother body work and painting, so I am thinking about having him paint it to match the bike. But that will be a few months down the road. At least I know it fits...

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I adapted the Monster headlight bracket to my 636 lower triple & was expecting the fairing bracket to go right on but it was a pipe dream. The fairing bracket had to be shortened & mounting plates are being made to fit it.
The gauge housing was made (not by me) from a solid block of 6061 T6 and will be anodised black.
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I'm not big on shields but If I did install one Id think about this one...
http://www.twistedthrottle.com/trade...tview/930/197/

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I have the 240 like in the link Simpson posted. Mine is the "Smoke" version. I wouldn't be without it.

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I have the 240 like in the link Simpson posted. Mine is the "Smoke" version. I wouldn't be without it.
Let's see a pic!

I like my Givi A755.

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