The monster Monster thread! (formerly Why not a Monster)

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by JustKip, Nov 29, 2012.

  1. Goon310

    Goon310 Adventurer

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    That....
    Looks really, really, fun!
    I don't think my FirstGear Kenya jacket will cut it for track days, though. LOL
    Need to get leathers, but no idea where to start.
    Don't want to get this thread too off topic.

    Guess I'll report back in a few months, after I save some cash and check out the Monsters at the local dealers.
  2. fifthcircle

    fifthcircle Beer Knurd

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    If there is a local track riding club, or something associated with a dealer, they may rent you leathers for a track day.
  3. corndog67

    corndog67 Banned

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    As for the power, it depends on which one. S4RS is a beast. I recently sold an S4, which to me, was just about right, 95hp, 67lbs ft of torque. Not too much, but more than adequate to really get it on when you want to. I also kept it longer than nearly any other bike I've ever had (over 40 of them).

    I'd buy another. I just sold it since I was riding my KTM 950 Supermoto much more often, because it was new to me. I've got a pretty short attention span.
  4. fredgilb

    fredgilb Been here awhile

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    If you find a nice used one, it can be a lot of bike for the money. Took this one to France and back. It's a 2002 S4. Their pretty tough bikes. I do all my own work, but I don't know if I'll ever get used to dealing with the whole "Desmo" business. A lot of the mid generation 4 valvers had big problems with rocker arm wear. (Multo $$ to replace). The new ones have much longer service intervals. The early ones had footpegs that are to low if you are really hauling ass. Destroyed my last one because of this. The Rizoma rearsets are way too high. Cyclecats are perfect height but wear out. I scrounged around and found Ohlins front and back. Very worthwhile. I get 140 mi. to a tank if I don't go crazy. But the new Hypermotard with the bigger tank is very tempting especially if I do the Moto Tour again http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=858688
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  5. gto3

    gto3 Been here awhile

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    This is a beautiful bike, wow
  6. Goon310

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    I've been walking to work lately.
    Every morning, a Black Ducati Monster fly's down the street, sounding amazing.
    Is this a sign?
    LOL


    I like the monster, at the same time thought I am tempted to buy a plated xr650r and ride to Honduras or something.:muutt
  7. fifthcircle

    fifthcircle Beer Knurd

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    XR's are great, if you want to go out and do a bunch of gravel and stuff...lot's of stuff in between too. Good luck with your decision. The only advice I can give you is, get the bike that really trips your trigger. If you don't, every time you see one, you will think "I should've".

    Bike shopping is fun! :deal
  8. corndog67

    corndog67 Banned

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    Actually, there isn't just one bike that is the answer to all riding scenarios. Dual sports don't work very well on the street or in the dirt. Super sports aren't particularly suited to anything but hauling ass. Etc., etc. I've got my Supermoto KTM, it isn't the greatest on the freeway.but it does it everything else pretty well, and I have no delusions about it being a dirt bike. I'm looking at a KX250 2 stroke right now for some offroad duties, we'll see if we can strike a smokin' deal on it. You can always get more than one bike. I like to have several for all my riding needs.
  9. jerdog53

    jerdog53 Crop Dusting Everywhere

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    There is two in my neighborhood that rush off to work after I have gone, a red one and a black, the black has Termi's on it and always makes my wife think I’ve returned.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p></o:p>
  10. bk brkr baker

    bk brkr baker Long timer

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    My son always liked my '96 model and now he has his own, a '93.

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    He's stoked.
  11. fifthcircle

    fifthcircle Beer Knurd

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    NICE! He does look pretty happy :lol3
    Good looking monster! That's why I "had to have" the new anniversary model. Looks just like that, same tank stickers and all. Love the Red and Gold :clap:clap
  12. KingKenny

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    Here is my bike, first ride this year :-D

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  13. jerdog53

    jerdog53 Crop Dusting Everywhere

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    Great Shot!!

    Looks cold!
  14. Rusnak_322

    Rusnak_322 Adventurer

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    Just found this thread.
    I am on my third monster.
    Bought a M750 salvaged bike years ago, fixed it up and rode it for a while. It was fun, but too slow. Here in Cleveland Ohio, all roads are straight and boring.

    I was looking for a 900 a while back as I like the looks of e air cooled bikes a lot better then the water cooled, but came across a great deal on a S4 with high mount termis. Loved the bike, but didn't care for the gray frame and tank.

    Two years ago I bought a used 2007 S4Rs and love it. The ultimate Monster in my eyes. I never warmed up to the new ones and my wife really wanted me to get a street fighter, but I don't care for them at all.

    The only other bike I would consider as a replacement for this is a new speed triple R with a aftermarket headlight.

    The bike is great for long weekend
  15. fifthcircle

    fifthcircle Beer Knurd

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    Oh yeah...shut up. :lol2

    How can you like the triple and not the street fighter? At least you would get a different headlight...Christ those are ugly!!!



    I got my Sargent today. Short ride tells me its MUCH better. Feels a bit taller and differently shaped. Looks great!

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  16. pitbull

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    the sargent seat looks great and much more comfy than the corbin IME on the monster.
  17. fifthcircle

    fifthcircle Beer Knurd

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    thanks!

    I need a spanner to adjust the chain. This is my first SS swingarm... anyone know where to order one? Does harbor freight have one that'll work? I don't know what I'm doing :D

    Never mind....I found it: HERE
    I might just see if they have one I can buy next time I am in there...
  18. BMW-K

    BMW-K F800GS FTW!

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    Well, 500 miles of riding in the midst of nowhere...I'm now onto my needing my fifth set of tires. :evil

    So far, it's been the following:

    Pirelli Diablo Rosso 2's (3k)
    Dunlop Q2's (3k)
    Pilot Power Pure's (4k)
    Metzler M5 (2 track days, 2,400 total miles).

    Might have to try me some Pilot Power 3's next. :clap
  19. Cortez

    Cortez BAZINGA!

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    Any chance of a mini-review/comparison between all of those?

    I guess you should get something less aggressive for the next set,
    you're burning up a lot of rubber!
  20. BobPS

    BobPS Been here awhile

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    Maybe you should try Pirelli Angel ST.

    I did a 500 km ride, a two day ride last weekend, rode along the western coast and western part of Java. 200 km of that ride was on a really horrible road. I didn't expect the road condition to be that bad.

    Had a really great time on the way back when I rode through 40 km of fun twisty road.:ricky

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