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How I Rode 100,000 Miles on a Ducati Monster

Looking back it’s crazy. 100k on a naked motorcycle? Who does that and how? The who in this case is easy, I did it. The how is maybe a bit more complicated. It breaks down into two parts, how I … Continue reading

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Every Little Thing Wrong With the FrankenMonster

I’ve been talking about getting a new motorcycle, which means possibly having to move the FrankenMonster on to make room in the garage. Ignoring for now how that makes me feel I’ve been working on an exhaustive list of everything … Continue reading

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FrankenMonster Update: Pray we make it another six months

So looks like my valves while perfect last time went off badly this time. The valves on my rear cylinder were not getting closed (open?) properly and messed things up. So it’s not holding compression as well as it should. … Continue reading

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FrankenMonster: Front Fender

Life is doing it’s best to keep me busy lately. The weather has been pretty good so I’ve taken the opportunity to take the long way home at least once a week. In fact I’m hoping to be riding it … Continue reading

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Compression: It’s a good thing

I took my FrankenMonster in for it’s first 7500 mile service on the new engine. I was worried when my mechanic called and asked if I noticed anything weird when riding the bike. I just thought it was the price … Continue reading

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50,000 Miles (plus the 33k from the first one..)

The worst thing about having a replacement Odometer is the fact that milestones aren’t quite the same. However there is something cool about watching an odometer creap up and over 50,000 miles even though the motorcycle itself passed that milestone … Continue reading

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How I Replaced the 620 Engine in my Ducati Monster with a 695

With my recent post about my 620 engine I got a lot of questions about how I went about switching from the 620 to the 695. This was a longish process, and I’ll say from the beginning that I did … Continue reading

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