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I wanted to see if anyone knows if an 2002 M750 swingarm will work for an 2000 M750. I found a deal on an aluminum unit, but want to make sure it fits.
 

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If its the same as the 02 620,900, and S4 the answer is no. The newer Monsters have a link type rear suspension whereas the older ones use the horseshoe hoop type link.
 

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Yeah I looked at the part today. I'll have to find an 01.
 

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It was 100.00. But the guy sold it. He was holding it for me and had another buyer.
 

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DOH!!! That would have been perfect for the ol 620 Battle monster.
 

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Has anyone thrown a 'Swingarm Swap FAQ' together yet?

I'm trying to determine if a '99 M750 is considered a 'new' style frame or an 'old' one.
I know that things changed around 99 for the M900, but wondering if the same applies for the smaller bikes.

That said, which models would have a swingarm compatible with a '99 750? Same would go for the 99 M600, I assume?

Thanks,
Chris
 

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Along a similar line, what's different between the swingarm on a M1000 and M620? (Other than the 1000S uses an aluminum swingarm). I checked Ducati's "Catalogo " and the non-S 1000 uses a different swingarm than the 620.

If it was a relatively direct swap, I was thinking of finding a Multistrada SSS for my Monster. ;D
 

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there is a sss off a mv agusta brutale on ebay for about 400$ buy it now, that would look sick on a monster, im also sure it would look good on my 999, but i doubt it would be possible to mount the thing to either, and im not nearly skilled enough to do it to either.
 

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Chris in SCruz said:
Has anyone thrown a 'Swingarm Swap FAQ' together yet? 

I'm trying to determine if a '99 M750 is considered a 'new' style frame or an 'old' one.
I know that things changed around 99 for the M900, but wondering if the same applies for the smaller bikes.

That said, which models would have a swingarm compatible with a '99 750?  Same would go for the 99 M600, I assume?

Thanks,
Chris
AFAIK:

The 'old' style frames are '01 and earlier Monsters.

The 'new' or 'ST' style frames are found on '01 S4 and all '02 and later Monsters.
S4 frames are different from '02 and later air-cooled Monster frames, as several of the crossmembers are different.

'04 S4R frame is slightly different from the S4, pilot and passenger peg mounts are different, at the least.

'05 S2R frame has pilot and passenger peg mounts that appear to be the same as the S4R, not sure if they actually are the same. I imagine the S2R and S4R have different crossmember configurations as well.
 

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I think that Speeddog is pretty much on the money.

As far as frame/chassis components go, there are 4 main eras for the monster.

The 1993-1999 Monsters are relatively similar. Same frames, tanks, seats, etc. There are minor changes between years, but even a well trained eye will have trouble telling the difference without serious investigation.

2000-2001 were transitional years for Monsters

In 2000, the M900 got fuel injection. All the Monster's tanks and seats changed a bit, and the front brake and fender mounts and front axle size changed, and the 'suicide stand' was replaced with the sidestand ignition interlock. The frames and swingarms on these bikes were still as derived from the 851/888 series.

In 2001, the M600 arrived in the US, the M750 got an extra front brake and a tach, and the 4-valve watercooled Monster S4 arrived with it's ST4 derived frame, swingarm, and suspension.

For 2002, the smaller displacement Monsters got fuel injection, The M600 became the M620 i.e., and the 2-valve monsters got the ST-type frames, swingarms, suspension components and chassis electronics similar to the 4-valve Monster S4.

2003 brings the last of the major changes in frame/chassis with the introduction of the S4R and it's single sided swingarm and other chassis/suspension changes that go with it. A similar set-up would follow  to the 2-valve, air-cooled Monsters with the S2R. The M750 and M900 were bumped to 800s and 1000s respectively.

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