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So over the past week I decided I wanted my monster to be a little sexier. The perfect engine and my favorite generation of panigale fairings. Minor fabrication, (mostly repurposed parts) but no permanent modifications so I can switch it back to naked real quick if I want. When Taglioni designed the first monster, he threw together leftover parts from several established models, so this monster with 1098 fairings and an S4RS exhaust really embodies the old monster ethos. Hail to the king

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Cool project for sure, but as both a Monster and 1098 owner, I appreciate them for their differences in both look and ride. BTW, 848/1098/1198 are not part of the Panigale family as you mentioned, and I believe it was Galluzzi who designed the original Monster.
 

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Cool project for sure, but as both a Monster and 1098 owner, I appreciate them for their differences in both look and ride. BTW, 848/1098/1198 are not part of the Panigale family as you mentioned, and I believe it was Galluzzi who designed the original Monster.
Taglioni was the trellis frame, my bad. But yeah, It helps a lot with winter riding, both in keeping engine temp up in combo with aluminum foil over the oil cooler, and in my legs not freezing. Plus it looks really really nice.
 

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I think it looks good and you put a lot of hard work into it. I can’t say I don’t believe the monster shouldn’t have any fairings as the S4RS came stock with a headlight fairing. I am guilty of adding a belly pan too myself. I do feel the monster trellis frame is what does it for myself though. Either way it’s all what makes you happy.
 

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I think it looks good and you put a lot of hard work into it. I can’t say I don’t believe the monster shouldn’t have any fairings as the S4RS came stock with a headlight fairing. I am guilty of adding a belly pan too myself. I do feel the monster trellis frame is what does it for myself though. Either way it’s all what makes you happy.
Fair. I got the fairings for 30 bucks and couldn't say no
 

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Just my opinion but the handle bar position looks wrong in relation to the fairing and you need to ditch the original rearsets.
Not too bad.
The dry fit wasn't final, the position is way nicer now. I'm only about 50 bucks into this so I really don't want to spend more than I have to and the stock rearsets work fine imo
 

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100% agree, I just need to find some, and I definitely need a windshield first
I can't tell from your pics, but I don't see that you are using the 1098 headlight/fairing stay. You will likely need one if you plan on running the OEM 1098 mirrors. Not only do they house the captive clips that the mirrors snap into, but the mirrors vibrate a fair amount in that position and will eventually crack your upper fairing without support.
 

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I can't tell from your pics, but I don't see that you are using the 1098 headlight/fairing stay. You will likely need one if you plan on running the OEM 1098 mirrors. Not only do they house the captive clips that the mirrors snap into, but the mirrors vibrate a fair amount in that position and will eventually crack your upper fairing without support.
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It feels great, absolutely rock solid and my knees are a little less cold than usual. Soooo many compliments out of the blue too, this thing is gonna pick up so many more women when it's hot out again 😂
Get a 1098 and you'll pick up even more... ;)
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J/K, I'm sure your bike stock would have no problem getting the attention of the fairer sex lol

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Can you snap some pics from a couple of angles of how the fairing stay attaches to the frame? I just ordered one and need some inspiration for the inevitable heating and bending of the plastic to fit the setup.
Here are a few I grabbed last night really quickly while we were working on another bike and unable to pull the 1098 out. I'll snap the pics you need within the next couple of days when I can pull her out for a better angle. I also have the front of the Pani apart at the moment so I will grab some pics of the frame/stay for you as well in the hope it gives you some ideas.
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