One for the motorcyclists. I've got a "new" Ducati
Nah, leave it white. Looks like it has a red stripe down the centre anyway… and EVERYONE has a red Ducati.
Love the Monsters myself, but they tend to be a bit small for me so I am trying to persuade the other half to get one 😉 Probably the 600 as a starter mind! Just waiting to see what the new big beast is going to be like though, and if it has grown a wee bit!Posted 4 years ago
White does make sense I think.
No dry clutch, the 400s came with a wet clutch.
Wheels will certainly be next on the upgrade list. However it needs some more pressing stuff doing first (like getting it road legal again and sorting the mess of the loom out 🙂 )
Thanks allPosted 4 years ago
Just got my next licence (I’m not in the UK) that allows me to ride bikes up to 400cc.
Found this and thought I’d share with you all:
It’s a 15 year old Monster 400. Mechanically decent (it’s just had an engine rebuild) but in need of some cosmetic TLC.
My 1st world problem of the day:
Do I keep the tank pearl white or respray black?Posted 4 years agoRockhopperMember
Watch out for the tank leaking from around the hinge at the rear, weeping fork seals and seized rear brake callipers. Also if you drop if the forks will put a dint into the tank!
When riding it the lack of steering lock might catch you out.
Someone once said that the quickest way to do a U turn on a Monster was to park up at the side of the road, wait for another Monster to come along from the opposite direction then swap bikes!!
Popular mods would be going down one tooth on the front sprocket and if you are feeling flush a twin disk conversion on the front. Also many owners cut down the tea tray at the rear as its rather huge as standard. A longer front mudguard stops spray soaking the front cylinder and making it cut out.Posted 4 years ago
paver456 – Member
save your cash for the next rebuild !! its a duke bud good luck
Couldn’t be a more ‘basic’ version of a Ducati if it tried. There’ll be no £1000 horror rocker/camshaft issues with that Monster, any fairly decent home mechanic can service an old Ducati and change the belts etc.Posted 4 years ago
There are only 14 left on the road in SG.
Got the transfer of ownership through from the LTA today (the equivalent of the logbook) and it started life as a yellow monster.
It has the red stripe down the tank, which will be re-instated post respray.
It will be keeping both of its (aged) wheels firmly on the ground. 🙂Posted 4 years ago
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