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Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by JustKip, Nov 29, 2012.
Good luck finding an appropriate road.
I'd say the 796 is the one to have. The 696 is bargain basement in almost every way while the 1100 pushes things a bit too far and isn't as easy to manage around town in traffic with the lighter flywheel and bigger torque happy engine. Cheers on the new bike.
This is a buddy of mine with his 1998 M750.
Clipons. Wheels and Forks from a '99 900SS. Penske rear shock. Twin pin calipers. Snowflake rotors. GP master cylinder. Ducati Performance 2:1 megaphone exhaust. Light flywheel. Dynos 65rwhp. 380 +/- lbs.
I've ridden it a few times, and this little bike is some of the best 2-wheel fun I've ever had!
I'll let you ride mine to save your miles.....
Sending electrons with my electron sending device...
I don't mind putting miles on it, in fact, I would rather be putting miles on it than hiding from the snow
Congrats on the bike! Now it's time to call Jeff at Monsterparts.com to get some mirrors and exhaust for it. The stock mirrors vibrate so much they're not usable ( and they're ugly) and the exhaust cans look ridiculous. Check with Jeff and he'll get you set up. Enjoy! ....Steve
Miles is what they are for. Mine has over 200K on it, so far. (It's the 0th anniversary edition.)
I like my mirrors. They are round, cuz it's a special edition. Retro bitches! If they vibrate too much, I can always try the chrome rectangle ones I have from my 81 KZ750. That'd look SWEET!!! That would require me taking one off of the DRZ though, and then what do I put on that? (this is actually true, and it bugs my riding buddy, flyrodder, something fierce!)
The exhaust doesn't look that bad to me. The can's are a bit big, but all the aftermarket ones are too. The only one's I've seen that look smaller are the Leo Vince GP EVO II
No mention of the tail tidy? I figured that was the first thing everyone does. I might leave the big ass "mud guard" on it.... I like to be "that guy".
200k miles? WOW!
Nice bike you have there fifithcircle Is that the 20th anniv edition?
I also bought mine without any prior test ride ... I had never ridden a monster until one was delivered at home
Cheers. Yes, 20th anniversary edition 796. #75 of 200.
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Grainbelt is correct though. Corners are few around here.... but the Loess Hills of Western Iowa are only an hour away.
Since this is now the monster Monster thread. Let's talk.
I have the new one, and have seen quite a bit about some "lean fueling" issue. Is this just the stock fuel mapping to pass emissions stuff? I'm not going to spend money on exhaust (at least for now), but I could get an air filter and computer tuning if it is warranted. I would imagine I will decide after I put a few miles on it. C'mon SPRING!!
You're getting the exhaust.
Anyone have any numbers on Ducatis shipped to the USA? I would think almost any Ducati is a somewhat limited edition here. I see about two per year in my area.
About 10,000 for North America.
Mass produced consumer disposables, compared to Moto Guzzi.
Rare exotic collectibles compared to Honda or Harley.
Yup, I see more HD's here than all other makes put together.
A friend of mine fixed it the cheap way. He disconnected the O2 sensor. Bike ECU went into trouble mode -which makes air/fuel mix richer. He said it behaved much better at lower RPMs and idle.
In the summer around here there's almost as many Ducs as Harleys.
I guess whatever works.
I think it has to do with where you live, and furthermore, where you are riding.
The Ducati shop in Omaha has done an amazing job getting a lot of people riding them. Lot's of folks doing track days (I get a free track day with my bike purchase). We also have a European Bike Night once a month here in Lincoln, NE. You would be amazed at how many Ducati's show up.
But on the average summer ride, all you seem to see is HD. To each their own.
AFAIK, Termignonis are accepted Ducati accessories and don't negate the warranty. Check up on this, and when/if you get an exhaust make sure it's running with a good fuel / air ratio so you don't risk engine damage.