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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-14-2010, 07:32 AM Thread Starter
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opinions on Ducati purchase

As the title says. Im looking for opinions on a 1997 Ducati M750 Monster i bought. the bike has 12800 miles and is due the valve adjustment and timing belt replacement. I was told the bike runs well (just due the services) and no I havent actually started the bike because the wife is still heated that she didnt even know i was looking at the bike until she saw it on the back of the truck... trying to lay low and wait for the heat to die down. Anywho! I know the guy i got the bike from and he is a stand up dude so Im confident that it does what he says. never been a Duc fan due to the maintenance nightmare. I was actually hoping to get the bike back on the road and try to find a trade either a Dirt Bike, Quad or maybe a basket case Harley to start a bobber project. Being that im only into the bike for $1000 I figure it may pan out for me. what ya think? i would post pics, but for some reason, im "not allowed to post attachments"? But they are in a album titled 71's pics

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-24-2010, 08:51 PM
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I have owned three monsters in the past and the maintenance really is not all that bad. The Valves and belts can be done on your own and should not be too expensive. My last M750 had 25k on it with no issues and I regret selling it. I also had the smaller 600 with close to 20K on it before selling it. I would keep it as a project as its not much work to get it up to speed.
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-28-2010, 01:14 PM
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You can't take 1 bad bike experience too much to heart. I had a friend of mine that had one of these Ducati's and had nothing but problems with it. I haven't been around them much but he ended up selling his after putting about $2000 in it for repairs.
he had his in the shop as much as he rode it.
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-29-2010, 04:12 PM
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If you can do the valve job yourself I say get it. Your wallet will probably get raped if you have your local Duc dealer do it for you.
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