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So I'm building an M900 racebike, and i want to slap
a set of 996/998 forks on it. From what I can tell the
cycle cat DTC-2/6 Billet Top Triple Clamp will allow
me to do just that.

Has anyone done this mod thusfar? I searched the
tech archives and couldn't find any info on anybody
doing a 99x fork conversion on a Monster.

I've located a set of 65mm goldline brembo calipers to
mount on the 99x forks, I'll need an axle, front wheel,
and rotors of course. But that's all going to be nice
lightweight race stuff anyway.

Anybody race-prepped a Monster 900? I'm using a box-stock
1997 M900 as the basis of this project.

Thanks,
-Mike-
 

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Quite a few people here have done it... I'm about to, just waiting for a DTC-6 and 53mm side mount risers with a 2.5" rise from Cycle Cat. The DTC-6 comes with shims for the lower triple. I'll be using my stock wheel, axle, and calipers since the sbk forks I have are the same caliper offset as mine.

Rev_Deadpan has already done this mod, for one.
 
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Hey Moike...I have SBK's on my 900 with the DTC-6......


What are your plans for the bike, if I may ask?
 

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AFM, Formula Twins.

I'm not even going to street reg it, strictly non op it.

I'm literally just buying a frame, motor, swingarm, gas
tank, and some electrical bits. Everything else is getting
e-bayed or transplanted onto my 96 M900 streetbike to
refurbish it a bit after 32k miles of hard use.

Right now I'm looking at the following replacement parts.

- 39MM FCR carbs...
- 99x forks
- Brembo Goldline calipers
- Braking wave rotors
- Fox rear shock
- Marvic Wheels
- Rear sets (unknown)
- Clip-ons (unknown)
- Straight pipe high exhaust (local muffler shop)
- 99x Clutch/Brake master cylinders (ebay)
- Yoyodyne slipper clutch and slave cylinder
- Oil catch/belly pan of some sort

Am I missing anything stupid obvious?

I'll leave the engine internals stock, I don't need much power
since I used to race a 250 two stroke and know about late
braking and high corner speed. I just want a dead reliable
mid-pack finisher that I can race and have fun with for the
next decade with no major issues.

-Mike-
 

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Oh yeah, I forgot... What's your bottom of bottom triple
clamp to center of axle measurement with the 99x forks
raised high enough in the triples like that to fit those
clip-ons on your bike? I'm trying to figure out if I'll have
to mount the clip on's under the top clamp, or on top.

I just re-read that, does it make any sense?

I'd like do get the clip-ons fitted without changing the
rake/trail too drasticly to make them work. I'd like to get
them to fit with the forks as close to stock height as
possible and make all my ride height adjustments at the
rear shock.

-Mike-
 
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Cool, good luck, sounds fun. oh well if you are race prepping, then all the crap that would be in the way of clip ons is gone. So you could easily put them under the triple and keep your geometry stock....oh again. So is the Fox adjustable then? I think leaving the front and raising the rear with the shock is the way to go myself.....
 

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Mike,
 

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IF you're looking at the brake upgrades, instead of goldlines and wave rotors....I would look at the brembo 4-pads and narow-bands.
I rode MonsterJ's with those and was MIGHTY impressed...
 

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Why 39mm FCR's , not the 41mm's?
 

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Why 39mm FCR's , not the 41mm's?
because I can get the 39's for 1/2 price for the complete
kit. (ie under 400) and the 39's are exactly what I run
on my current Monster 900. I know them inside and out.

My current racer skillset is not tuned enough to use the
extra 5% on the top end that the 41's will give me.

;D

-Mike-
 

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IF you're looking at the brake upgrades, instead of goldlines and wave rotors....I would look at the brembo 4-pads and narow-bands.
I rode MonsterJ's with those and was MIGHTY impressed...
Well, I scored a set of nearly new goldlines for 220
bux. And I have a hookup on braking parts, so I can
get the wave rotors and matching pads cheap.

;D
 

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Pass on the wavey rotors. You should get braketech ductile iron instead; less chance of warping. :p
I had the BrakeTech rotors on my current Monster.
 
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