First Look- Terra Mostro Adventure Bike

Discussion in 'Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan' started by Desert Dave, Mar 1, 2007.

  1. DR. Rock

    DR. Rock Part of the problem

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    Someone asked for photos of someone riding the bike, so here are a few from the road:

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  2. DR. Rock

    DR. Rock Part of the problem

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    Correct, it's an easy bolt on/off option that will work fine as a stand off to keep soft bags off the bike & pipe, but perhaps not beefy enough to support fully loaded hard cases in rough terrain (but then what is, besides throwing your gear in a hack?) Based on my riding and experiences, I've elected not to go with a full-time pannier rack and/or hard bags. We talked about a way to mount passenger pegs to the rack, as I only take a passenger rarely as well, so those will be bolt-on pieces cannibalized from the stock monster parts left over.
  3. DR. Rock

    DR. Rock Part of the problem

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    ...from the final fitting & set-up and suspension tuning and adjustment:

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    Yeah, it's a keeper :D.

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  4. DR. Rock

    DR. Rock Part of the problem

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    My friends let me keep it in their garage the few days I had it... of course, their boys thought it was the coolest thing. So what did Niles want to be for Halloween?

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    And who had the pleasure of making the costume with him?

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    I started out making it a thumper, then we figured... what the heck, let's make it a twin with a trellis frame...

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    Came out pretty good, don'tcha think?

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    I haven't heard what the full candy take was yet, but his mom was going to stencil "Ducati" on the tank, that should help!
  5. salcar

    salcar Riding 4 Health

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    :clap it looks sick... i had a monster... know i want one of this!!!!! have to figure out how to get one in nicaragua:evil
  6. psychsurf

    psychsurf Been here awhile

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    Killer, just killer. My hat is WAY off for these guys. Gave me lots of good ideas to "borrow" when I do up my SV. :evil
  7. NordieBoy

    NordieBoy Armature speller

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    Something like this?

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  8. caffeine

    caffeine Been here awhile

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    I posted this on another message board and someone was questioning the maintenance requirements for the monster....something about valve checks being a pain in the ass and at 1000mile incriments....have you run into any of that?
  9. Twotaildog

    Twotaildog Old Poop

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    That is inspired. I wish I'd have thought of it.
  10. stevemcqueen

    stevemcqueen Adventurer

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    congratulation,very nice bike!!








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  11. GODSPEED

    GODSPEED finger lickin' good

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    Nope, that someone was not very educated on Ducati's. The valve CHECKS used to be every 3000 miles. They are now set for every 6000 miles; this is part of Ducati's new marketing. Unless they are ridden very hard, most bikes rarely need valve adjustments after the initial break-in.
  12. DR. Rock

    DR. Rock Part of the problem

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    Actually... The 695's valves get checked / adjusted every 7500 miles (used to be 5K). The BMW's valves get checked every 6000. :deal Maybe that's what you were thinking of... BMW's are a little fussy that way. :brow
  13. DR. Rock

    DR. Rock Part of the problem

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    The real question is what will happen to this project now that the entry monster has undergone such radical changes... :scratch I'm not sure the 696 will be suited for a Terra Mostro conversion.
  14. duckrider

    duckrider Been here awhile

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    I check mine at about 8k miles-BUT my son's next door neighbor's friend knew a guy that had a Ducati and he said the valves should be adjusted every 3 months and it's about $700 each time.:lol3
  15. GODSPEED

    GODSPEED finger lickin' good

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    Doh! Looks like I am the the dummy. :D My 904 is supposed to be every 3k. I know that the 2007 and on Duc's are advertised as 50% less maintenance. 5K to 7.5k is 50%.
  16. VelvtRide

    VelvtRide i can haz a motrsykle?

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    Sweet bike!

    Blaine's bike was sharing the same parking stall as ours last night - didn't see the note he put on my bike until after he checked out this morning. Bummer, too, cuz I would have enjoyed yakkin with him.
  17. MySUV

    MySUV VTer

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    Doc Rock, Did you get the stock Monster parts that were taken off of the bike? Congrats on an awesome Ducati.

    By the way, my signature at the bottom of my posts used to say, "My Elefant is not afraid of your Monster." I just took it off..........
  18. FXRocket

    FXRocket Phoneticide Squad

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    Ya know, I have been looking at this bike a while new, and I gota say if they make a kit for a cheap Monster it would be a good idea. Cause I sure as hell dont see high teens for this thing. They had better make a kit or at least parts of a kit (front end/crash bars/rear suspension etc..) so you can build your own, I mean, it aint all that hard to figure out and once someone else figures out the parts list they could market a kit without these guys permission.
  19. DR. Rock

    DR. Rock Part of the problem

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    Some: The stock wheels (for mini-motard use) and headlight (may be necessary to pass inspection since the trail-tech has no high-beam, and passenger pegs). otherwise, no (stock cans, front fender, front forks, handlebar, etc.).
  20. MSH

    MSH The Salt

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    thats it! I need one!