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My new bike...DUCATI MONSTER

Discussion in 'Showcase' at netrider.net.au started by LCGTR1970, Apr 11, 2011.

  1. Hi guys
    I put up a post asking about monsters a little while back as i was looking at buying one....well ...here it is.



    Its a 97 ducati monster 600 with new paint, all new lines (fuel lines etc), ducati performance carbon fibre pipes (sounds f@#king amazing...very loud), new tyres and bar end mirrors.

    rides and handles awesomely!

    went for a ride with a few mates which was great except it pissed down rain for 98% of the ride!!!
    but it didnt dampen the spirits!
    I love it!!
    anyway heres some quick pics (off my phone in between downpours after the ride)

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    thanks
     
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  2. Beautiful bike mate, looks tops
     
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  3. I've a growing appreciation for Ducs - that looks like great fun!
     
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  4. Mate congrats. I am also looking at a monster, whats the ride like? What were you riding previously? How much did they get you on insurance?
     
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  5. Nice bike you have there LCGTR1970. Hope you have lots of fun on it.
     
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  6. Thanks for the replies everyone. The ride I have found is awesome
    , handles well and feels quite responsive to weight transfer and still feels really stable. I used to ride a Kawasaki Gpz 250r which was great but this is another ball game. Having no screen at all infront of you I can really feel the wind driving into my chest especially once speeds get in excess of 80. Insurance wasn't as bad as I thought, it's with Nrma and about 470ish full comprehensive I was pretty happy with that.
    If you're looking at a monster get one I love mine. Only had it for a hand full of days and have been riding it every day so far and it's been raining non stop!
    Thanks guys
     
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  7. Looks great! A lot like my M600 did. You need to chop off that latte holder on the rear end though! I did a how-to thread on chopping the tail on the Monster a while back. Have a read of that if you want to do your own, it's a fairly simple afternoon's work and it vastly improves the bike's lines.
     
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  8. Looks awesome in black LCGTR1970 ... well chosen!

    KN
     
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  9. thanks guys
    yeah i love it in black! looks mean.

    thanks for the tip re the tail...ill try find the thread and have a read.

    anyone have any advice for me regarding the rear brake...it squeals like a biatch at low speeds. ive read that the pad could be glazed??? is this from not bedding it in correctly?
    is this bad? can i fix it bar having to replace pads?

    cheers guys
     
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  10. gorgeous bike! looks mean as!

    liking the duc's more and more :D
     
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