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Old 11-28-2009, 07:58 PM
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Originally Posted by mullman View Post
TONS of used Ducati Monsters out there.
I like the bike a lot, but if you get one you really need to know how to adjust the Desmo valves - that at a dealer is very exp.
2 valves aren't bad at all, last time I did the wifes 620- 4 hrs. Haven't done the 916 yet, it'll be due this summer. I've heard the easiest way to do a 4 valve is to drop the engine out of the frame.

Another Ducati advantage if you start out on a 620, and get bored a 900 or 1000 ds will slip in with out to much difficulty ( same engine mounts, have to open up the holes 1mm for the 'big' engines ). Changing to superbike forks and rear suspension is another common mod.
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