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Old 11-05-2007, 01:55 PM   #151
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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?
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.
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Old 11-05-2007, 04:12 PM   #152
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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.
Actually... The 695's valves get checked / adjusted every 7500 miles (used to be 5K). The BMW's valves get checked every 6000. Maybe that's what you were thinking of... BMW's are a little fussy that way.
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Old 11-05-2007, 04:21 PM   #153
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New monster 696 released

The real question is what will happen to this project now that the entry monster has undergone such radical changes... I'm not sure the 696 will be suited for a Terra Mostro conversion.
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Old 11-05-2007, 07:03 PM   #154
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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?

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.
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Old 11-06-2007, 09:52 AM   #155
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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. Maybe that's what you were thinking of... BMW's are a little fussy that way.
Doh! Looks like I am the the dummy. 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%.
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Old 11-06-2007, 10:13 AM   #156
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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.
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Old 11-06-2007, 05:54 PM   #157
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Stock Monster Parts?

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..........
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Old 11-06-2007, 07:14 PM   #158
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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.
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Old 11-06-2007, 08:32 PM   #159
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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..........
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.).
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Old 11-09-2007, 06:27 AM   #160
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thats it! I need one!
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Old 11-09-2007, 12:28 PM   #161
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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.
Bought new '99 SS 900. Rev limiter tested regularly, meaning every Sunday morning & most days in between. Valve lash clearance first checked by pro race bike tuner at 12k+ miles; all clearances w/i spec. Not bad.

Fun in the cayons flying 'round kids on high-horsepower race replicas like they're in reverse; on the flats, approaching town, where older/smarter riders knew to slow down, the squids of course can not resist flying by...
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Old 11-15-2007, 01:24 PM   #162
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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.).
that is absolutely the hottest looking scoot i have seen in awhile. i thought it might look like a parts bin bike but it is perfectly integrated and seemless. like it was designed to be what it is since inception. lets just hope ducati doesnt catch wind of this silliness, then you will just be another poser. after reading this thread i tracked down pics of the 800gs no comparison. i was hoping for a lighter version of the street bike. instead it looks like it screwed the adventure and a dumb bastard kid was produced. yours looks like a serious off road touring bike.
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Old 11-15-2007, 01:53 PM   #163
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Thanks, man. It's no Guzzi, but it's awl right.
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Old 11-15-2007, 01:56 PM   #164
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From the first time riding it:
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I didn't stop and take photos on the tight stuff, steep downhills, bigger rocks, or whoops. I was processing a lot of info, really trying to get a feel for the bike, and at the same time, shake it down in the dirt.
I'd love to see that thing in action at Carnegie. Any plans on returning?
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Old 11-15-2007, 02:42 PM   #165
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I'd love to see that thing in action at Carnegie. Any plans on returning?
I'm sure Blaine will be riding his there on occasion. If I ride mine out west again, it will be in Baja (working on logistics), otherwise it'll be shipped out here to NYC.
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