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I am going to look at a 2001 Ducati 900 Monster Chromo on Sunday to consider purchasing. Never owned a Duc... this one is in primo shape with low mileage (4,000), some added carbon fiber cans, various pieces, etc. and I might be able to pick it up for about 4k. What do you think? What are the pros and cons of this bike?

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Make sure you have the service records. The 6000 interval is coming up and that's when you check valves. You are looking at $600 or more for the service.

Chromo was a 'limited' edition run. Monsters are plenty and they can be had from mid $3K and up.



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Make sure you have the service records. The 6000 interval is coming up and that's when you check valves. You are looking at $600 or more for the service.
Geeze....and I thought BMW was high maintenance!
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Make sure you have the service records. The 6000 interval is coming up and that's when you check valves. You are looking at $600 or more for the service.

Chromo was a 'limited' edition run. Monsters are plenty and they can be had from mid $3K and up.

Hey Raffy...I have extensive mechanical training on motorcycles and have done many services on K1200LT's. If I had a manual, do you think I could perform the service myself, or are there a ton of SPECIAL tools you have to have?

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Yes you can do the service yourself. Not too many special tools needed. A lot of guys do it.

May want to start hanging out at http://www.ducatimonster.org and www.ducati.ms



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....I am going to look at a 2001 Ducati 900 Monster Chromo on Sunday to consider purchasing....
Jack, just did a web search on that bike. Very nice. Clean, classic lines.

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Hey Guys,

I am going to look at a 2001 Ducati 900 Monster Chromo on Sunday to consider purchasing. Never owned a Duc... this one is in primo shape with low mileage (4,000), some added carbon fiber cans, various pieces, etc. and I might be able to pick it up for about 4k. What do you think? What are the pros and cons of this bike?
As an owner of a Monster S4R S, I say...get it ...get it…! Not practical, not reliable, not particularly comfortable, but instead - pure motoring at its sexy Italian finest

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The tank if in perfect shape is worth $2500. A tip over will dent the tank on Monsters.

So the whole bike for $4k. Its worth it, if it is in good shape.

I had a 2001 monster 900, fun bike. Like others have said, not practical or comfortable, but fun.
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My "other bike" is a Ducati. I have owned quite a few Ducs including two Monsters (an M900 and an S4R). Monsters are a heck of a lot of fun!!

I don't think that the service will be $600 . . . for the 4 valve engines maybe but not for the 2 valve. (But I could be wrong. I have been several times before.)

As far as reliability goes I have had no more problems out of my Ducatis than I have had out of my BMWs . . . . and the engine in the Monster is pretty much tried and true.

I'm also going to disagree and say that the ride on a 900 Monster is pretty comfortable . . . maybe not LT comfortable . . . but certainly more comfortable than a Ducati Superbike.

Drop by the Ducati Forum if you want to find out more.

http://www.ducati.ms/forums/cmps_index.php

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yes, I blew it. having had 4v bikes (996, 998), that's what I was thinking.



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Hey Jack- Let me throw in my 2 cents. Never owned a Monster, but have ridden them. FUN, FUN, FUN! Obviously not a touring bike, but for ripping around town or thru the mountains it's a great bike. Not to mention the sound of that big twin, it's worth buying just for that.

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Well, I went and looked at it yesterday and rode it. Just waiting on the owner to call me back with the price.

Impressions:

Bike was flawless...has been sitting for a year (on a battery tender) and still cranked right up and ran! Garage kept and as far as I could see, not a scratch on it!

The sound??? All I can say is WOW...Love it! It has a set of Two Brothers Carbon Fiber pipes on it and that Ducati really sounds beautiful.

It handled really good...although it will take some getting use to with my old back! Would definately keep the LT for long rides!

Looks/image of the bike: Priceless! What a "hooligan" bike! All that black carbon fiber (lots of added pieces) and chrome tank really just look "kick-butt"!!!!

Performance: Really ran strong...gobs of torque and fast acceleration! More than I expected!

I'll post and announce the price and whether or not I buy it later...but for now, it sure did whet my appetite for a new bike! WOWWWWWWWW!

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Well, I went and looked at it yesterday and rode it. Just waiting on the owner to call me back with the price.

Impressions:

Bike was flawless...has been sitting for a year (on a battery tender) and still cranked right up and ran! Garage kept and as far as I could see, not a scratch on it!

The sound??? All I can say is WOW...Love it! It has a set of Two Brothers Carbon Fiber pipes on it and that Ducati really sounds beautiful.

It handled really good...although it will take some getting use to with my old back! Would definately keep the LT for long rides!

Looks/image of the bike: Priceless! What a "hooligan" bike! All that black carbon fiber (lots of added pieces) and chrome tank really just look "kick-butt"!!!!

Performance: Really ran strong...gobs of torque and fast acceleration! More than I expected!

I'll post and announce the price and whether or not I buy it later...but for now, it sure did whet my appetite for a new bike! WOWWWWWWWW!
Jack, a long time ago and in a galaxy far away, I met a gentlemen that was so crazy about his Ducati's he kept them IN THE LIVINGROOM! Talk about passion....or was he just f'g nuts?!

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Just read that it has been sitting for a year.

You will need to do the following:

1) fluid changes unless he did one recently.

2) change out the belt.
It's 6 years old and if the owner has not done one in the last 2 years, you need to do it.



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