the Pile no longer in my possession, taken home by owner tonight. The end of an era. :grin2:
Yup. Any number of garage and driveway tip overs resulted from that heinous "feature".First task...immediately defeated the auto retract sidestand this evening. Those things are out and out dangerous, accidents waiting to happen.
I run them, yes. But not because I wanted to, they were already installed when I got the bike.@ducatiman @Apriliarider
On the subject of starting Ducati's....do you guys run the heavy duty battery cables on your bikes?
My 996 was so sluggish that sometimes I doubted it would even make a single revolution. I made myself a set of heavy duty battery cables from 4ga welding wire, and replaced the battery with a MotoBatt unit. The 996 now spins the starter just as fast as any bike I've ever owned. I would say night and day difference, but it's even more than that in reality.
Looks like a 1997??? Unsure but I think so. IIRC 1997 was the only year the Monster came with the red/gold graphics on the black. I think.Monster test ride a resounding success....comfortable, fun bike, low seat height, easy, agile steering. I think he'll be quite happy with such an alternative to his big Harley D's. Pic as promised.