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Old 02-27-2013, 01:02 PM   #181
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Just saw this over on Ducati.ms and had to post it here. Pretty cool custom job, and as the guy posted, probably not for everyone. I like it.



http://www.ducati.ms/forums/42-monst...-have-120.html
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Old 03-10-2013, 12:14 PM   #182
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Stock Mirrors.....horrible.

Even on the Anniversary edition, with the "retro" round mirrors, I can't see past my elbows/shoulders. I have been looking around for options, and am a little surprised on the price of some. A pair of Rizoma "Pure" mirrors, with attachment hardware, has me spending over $300.

I don't really want bar end mirrors, since I actually like the look of round mirrors on stems, like have been on moto's since the beginning. YMMV I will go that route if I have to though.

Anyway.... does anyone have any input on some good options for me?
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Old 03-10-2013, 06:38 PM   #183
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Stock Mirrors.....horrible.

Even on the Anniversary edition, with the "retro" round mirrors, I can't see past my elbows/shoulders. I have been looking around for options, and am a little surprised on the price of some. A pair of Rizoma "Pure" mirrors, with attachment hardware, has me spending over $300.

I don't really want bar end mirrors, since I actually like the look of round mirrors on stems, like have been on moto's since the beginning. YMMV I will go that route if I have to though.

Anyway.... does anyone have any input on some good options for me?
I didn't really want bar end mirrors on my monster either until I tried a set. They work so much better than conventional mirrors it remarkable.
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Old 03-10-2013, 07:20 PM   #184
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Stock Mirrors.....horrible.
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Anyway.... does anyone have any input on some good options for me?
I have Rizoma Dynamic mirrors on my bike. To me, it's better than the stock one because it's lower and not as wide as the stock mirrors, which for me is important cause I lane -split all the time and I don't want to tick cars' mirror. With the rizoma I never do, cause it's lower than cars mirrors.

It gives me a good rear view, not a wide field of view .... to give you an idea, I can see what is at my rear right at 4 and 5 o'clock, and rear left at 7 and 8 o'clock.

Jeff H of monsterparts.com once told the ducati forum, that for european made mirrors if one wants mirror that meets European standard for road use, look for one which is listed as "e-marked". I think the Dynamic mirrors I have don't have this E mark
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Old 03-10-2013, 08:04 PM   #185
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This, IMHO, is the best of the Monster line, ever. It has all the style, and is a very balanced machine -- everything works together just right.

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I agree (cause I have one). Any word on 'if' an alloy or metal tank will be available for these Monsters (S2R, S4R)? I was planning to get one this year and be rid of the plastic tank debacle.
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Old 03-11-2013, 08:06 AM   #186
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I agree (cause I have one). Any word on 'if' an alloy or metal tank will be available for these Monsters (S2R, S4R)? I was planning to get one this year and be rid of the plastic tank debacle.
I know there was an effort to make alloy tanks for them, but I don't know if they ever got into production. Mine's a good old steeltank bike, so I haven't kept close tabs on the alloy replacement for the plastic tanks.

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Old 03-11-2013, 08:23 AM   #187
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I agree (cause I have one). Any word on 'if' an alloy or metal tank will be available for these Monsters (S2R, S4R)? I was planning to get one this year and be rid of the plastic tank debacle.
Any chance for a quick rundown on the issue with the plastic tank?

I saw reference to an issue somewhere else, but didn't get an explanation.

Years it was an issue?

Thanks.
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Old 03-11-2013, 08:30 AM   #188
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Here you go Wally:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=638633


In short, Ethanol, and/or high heat may be causing the 2004+ model years with plastic tanks to deform. Could cause a leak....YMMV
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Old 03-11-2013, 10:01 AM   #189
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Oh...

great.
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Old 03-11-2013, 01:17 PM   #190
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Just don't put corn squeezins in her, and/or ride when it's hot. Good thing N.W. Kansas stays so cool in the summer!
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Old 03-11-2013, 01:27 PM   #191
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I didn't really want bar end mirrors on my monster either until I tried a set. They work so much better than conventional mirrors it remarkable.
Yeah, I think I'm going to try a set....

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I have Rizoma Dynamic mirrors on my bike. To me, it's better than the stock one because it's lower and not as wide as the stock mirrors, which for me is important cause I lane -split all the time and I don't want to tick cars' mirror. With the rizoma I never do, cause it's lower than cars mirrors.

It gives me a good rear view, not a wide field of view .... to give you an idea, I can see what is at my rear right at 4 and 5 o'clock, and rear left at 7 and 8 o'clock.

Jeff H of monsterparts.com once told the ducati forum, that for european made mirrors if one wants mirror that meets European standard for road use, look for one which is listed as "e-marked". I think the Dynamic mirrors I have don't have this E mark
No lane splitting for me, so no worries there.
I have the same view with my stock mirrors...I want to see what is behind me, not what is in my "blind spot", so to speak.


I have done a bunch of searching, and found what appears to be the best deal and quality compromise.
Moto Elite
Only found a couple "reviews", but they seem to be on par with CRG, and at half the price. For $100, I will give them a try

I still want the Rizoma Pure mirrors, but I refuse to spend Three Hundred F'n Dollars on mirrors!!!
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Old 03-11-2013, 02:09 PM   #192
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Just don't put corn squeezins in her, and/or ride when it's hot. Good thing N.W. Kansas stays so cool in the summer!
Yeah. Just what I need - a motorcycle that I can only ride few a couple months in the spring and a couple more in the fall.

I don't buy Ethanol as a general principal policy anyway. And I'll park it in the shade, I suppose.
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Old 03-11-2013, 05:34 PM   #193
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Yeah. Just what I need - a motorcycle that I can only ride few a couple months in the spring and a couple more in the fall.

I don't buy Ethanol as a general principal policy anyway. And I'll park it in the shade, I suppose.
I hate to sound negative, but I probably have one of the more pampered S2R 1000s and it's already bent up two plastic tanks. I opt for premium when I ride too, so I don't know a realistic way around it.

I do wish that Ducati or some third party would offer an alloy or permanent solution for this, simply because I don't trust coating a tank or wish to deal with the 'replacements' over and over from Ducati.
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Old 03-11-2013, 06:43 PM   #194
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New tank for classic monsters

http://ca-cycleworks.com/blog/mtt43update2/

Chris at Ca Cycleworks is working on it. I believe the first tank is done and they are in the testing phase.

Tank is larger, more like the ST series, offering more range, yet deviates from the original look. Ymmv

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Old 03-11-2013, 06:47 PM   #195
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Metal Tanks

http://www.moto-works.jp/beater/index.html

Thinking of thinning the heard.
03 M1000 classic layout, metal tank, fully farkled. Zero fuelling issues with U59 programmable ECU. PM for full info and e-mailed photos.

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