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

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

  1. kaertner

    kaertner Long timer

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    Never been a fan of the monster, too messy/unfinished look in the wrong kind of way for me. Love the new design, would love to see a 1260 version in that platform.
  2. prince_ruben

    prince_ruben Long timer

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    Not even the 90’s era?
  3. Don03st

    Don03st Been here awhile

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  4. scudrunner82

    scudrunner82 combustion addict

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  5. Don03st

    Don03st Been here awhile

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  6. Oldebonz

    Oldebonz Been here awhile

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    Out of curiosity,does anyone know if there are aftermarket headers and mufflers that could come halfway close in appearance to the Conti pipes on the old bevel twins that fit the S2R? So loved the looks and sound of my old sport.Kind of would like to make my S2R a modern “replica”! 891B4C4D-50AA-4F5B-95C2-CDB61CDF8455.jpeg E77B23E3-9054-4909-AC8C-985B106C328C.jpeg
  7. AllSeasonRider

    AllSeasonRider Wandering, maybe a little lost...

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    @Oldebonz you've got a few things working against you:

    1) Those old 750s had a rear head with the exhaust port facing forward. Your 'modern' Desmodue has a rear-facing exhaust on the vertical head, so you'll never get that same header routing without quite a bit of custom work.

    2) The single-sided swingarm on your S2R is not very conducive to mufflers on both side since it's so wide on the left of the bike.

    3) You could attach some Conti's onto a more 'pedestrian' header off of a bog-standard M900 (or similar) where they came with mufflers on both side of the rear wheel. A quick Google search shows that folks have done this, but it takes some minor fab work from what I can gather. And at the end of the day, you're still dealing with the swingarm issue.

    If it were me, I'd much rather have that beautiful swingarm on the S2R over Conti mufflers.

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  8. Don03st

    Don03st Been here awhile

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    Find a Sport Classic and have it all?
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  9. Oldebonz

    Oldebonz Been here awhile

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    That is exactly the idea I had! Looks great!Muffler brackets would need to be fabricated,no big deal.Thanks for the post!
  10. Oldebonz

    Oldebonz Been here awhile

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    Only paid $3300 for this 900 mile 2005 “new” bike,I’m 72,really don’t want another!
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  11. LuciferMutt

    LuciferMutt Rides slow bike slow

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    Dang! Why can't I ever find deals like that! The S2R is my favorite Monster.
  12. Oldebonz

    Oldebonz Been here awhile

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    Saw on Motorcycle Trader in northern Ohio,jumped on it immediately,ran up and paid! Very nice folks, it was hers, advertised as a girls bike!Changed belts which looked perfect just because they were 15 years old.Tires looked perfect,no dry rot,still soft,wait a while on them!
  13. kickstandsup

    kickstandsup Devout Atheist Supporter

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    Congrats...treat yourself to new tires...what are you waiting for? :rofl

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  14. Oldebonz

    Oldebonz Been here awhile

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    Oldebonz Been here awhile

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    They feel fine! No age cracking,durometer readings good,hold a thumbnail dent for a while!
  16. kickstandsup

    kickstandsup Devout Atheist Supporter

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    Was joking...at 72, you deserve a new set... :photog Hell, at 65 I treat myself regularly... :lol3
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  17. Oldebonz

    Oldebonz Been here awhile

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    Love that steering damper! Kit or build your own?
  18. kickstandsup

    kickstandsup Devout Atheist Supporter

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    Stock on the Anniversario. :photog
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  19. Oldebonz

    Oldebonz Been here awhile

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    Guess I should, tires deserve as much care and consideration as helmets...
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  20. rd400racer

    rd400racer Long timer

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    Need some tire advice. It's been so long since I bought performance tires that I don't know what's good anymore. My 01 Monster 750 has an ancient set that needs replacing. This is a townie bike that has never done more than 300 miles in a day. It's mainly a bar cruiser, so I don't really need track ready tires. Revzilla has Metzler Sportec M7's for $250 a set or Michelin Pilot Power 2CT's for about the same. Am I over thinking this...they're all good tires?