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    Default Where are the Ducati Monster 795 owners?

    I'm wondering whats happened to Ducati's in India, I live in Vietnam btw so I don't know whats going on locally for you guys. I've done searches but there isn't much ownership threads regarding 795's or Duc's. From what I read there were some delays in getting bikes, dealership issues as well. Has all that been sorted out or there is no Ducati in India now?

    I've had my 795 since end of Feb 2013. I used to have a 2011 FZS that I modified out to 200cc.
    My Monster has also followed down the path of modifications, though not the same HP seeking path, More customising and getting it more comfortable for me both visually and ergonomically.
    I'm 6ft tall, 100kg. The 795 isn't really made for people my height and weight so I would get cramps up the outside of my thighs and hips. They would get so bad I would have to stop the bike, get off and stretch out before getting back on, Thankfully that wasn't too often. On the other hand, my FZS was actually taller seat wise than the 795.

    My Monster.
    My first mods were the Scotts Steering Dampener, Tail Chop and LED Combo Brake Light.
    Steering dampener is not really required on the Monster, however the roads in Saigon/Ho Chi Minh City are not exactly smooth, so it does come into its own. When I changed to upgraded brake pads on the front's was riding around with the brakes slightly on, to try and help bed them in quicker. It had started to sprinkle with rain and I had the front brakes on, rode over the white painted Zebra crossing/ Pedestrian crossing when the front wheel locked up, Before I can react the front end was starting to slide out from under me, Sliding to my left. I still had the throttle rolled on but my bars were still straight. I rolled off the throttle and the bike righted itself and carried on. I put that save to the steering dampener. Without it the bars would have turned and I would be writing about how to repair a dropped Monster and my injuries.
    The tailchop was pretty much straight forward, though there was a point of no return after having to cut the factory plastic under the seat. No problems re-routing the seat release cable that some members on a monster forum encountered. Downside to it was there was a lot of spray being flicked up off the back wheel when I rode on wet roads or in the rain, I try not to go out on the wet roads too much, Makes the bike dirty and I like to keep my "Garage Queen" looking clean at all times

    Next mod was the exhaust. I could have been a sheep like 90% of 795 owners in Vietnam and gone with the factory Termi carbon slip on's, ECU (programmed for what country and their fuel is a mystery???) and K&N airfilter. I wasn't too keen on under seat cans. I kept burning my calf when I would swing my leg over and in my opinion the under tail section looked too cluttered, Not to mention the exhaust pipes didn't really look that pleasing to me and even less pleasing due to the exhaust valve and the terrible welding dags on the internals of the exhaust, So I went for a under swingarm exhaust.
    There is a company in Italy called Quat Design. They make exhausts mainly for italian bikes. They have a particular muffler I was very interested in (after it grew on me) called the "Ex Box" Basically its a "box" with inlet on top and front (similar to the ducati L engine) with chambers directing the exhaust gas, eventually leading to 2 exhaust ports out the side. Its a very unique looking muffler, Not to mention its VERY LOUD. There is a block off plate that closes off 1 exhaust port, reducing the noise level down to pass the limits required to ride around on the streets under Euro 3 rules. Screw that. Its a Ducati, Its supposed to be loud

    I'll write about my numerous other mods if there is interest in this. Including whats in the Ducabike box
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    Default Re: Where are the Ducati Monster 795 owners?

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    Congratulations @Mad Mik, it's a great looking Superbike

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    good stuff mate. i am curious to listen to that exhaust.. very appreciable if you can make a video with stereo audio for the idling/revving of the engine.

    also are there 2 seperate chambers for the two pipes or is it 2-1-2 kind of exhaust. i assume that shape will generate more resonance and end up with a lovely beefy and bassier exhaust..

    the tail chopped rear end looks damn good. why not get a diavel kind of tyre hugger to control the muck spray and hold the registration plates.
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    what about GC?
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    Great start Mik. I am already a fan of yours w.r.t. to your intensive work on the FZs/16 and I can blindly say that this thread isn't going to be different. Looking forward to your updates.
    Fantastic clicks there; 'guess you've posted one in some thread earlier too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by theironhorse99 View Post
    good stuff mate. i am curious to listen to that exhaust.. very appreciable if you can make a video with stereo audio for the idling/revving of the engine.

    also are there 2 seperate chambers for the two pipes or is it 2-1-2 kind of exhaust. i assume that shape will generate more resonance and end up with a lovely beefy and bassier exhaust..

    the tail chopped rear end looks damn good. why not get a diavel kind of tyre hugger to control the muck spray and hold the registration plates.
    The exhaust is a series of resonance chambers. It doesn't use any packing to muffle the sounds. When riding you do get some resonance in your ears and you need earplugs if you are going to go on a couple hrs ride.

    and another.


    Theres a few monsters getting around in Ho Chi Minh City that have them rear mudguards made up but they are made from steel and look bulky/out of place. I'm looking for something similar to the Scrambler (Ducati)

    Not sure what you mean about GC?

    Quote Originally Posted by chaosaddict View Post
    Great start Mik. I am already a fan of yours w.r.t. to your intensive work on the FZs/16 and I can blindly say that this thread isn't going to be different. Looking forward to your updates.
    Fantastic clicks there; 'guess you've posted one in some thread earlier too.
    Thanks mate, I kind of get carried away with a all or nothing way of doing things. I want to have something clean but different.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mad Mik View Post
    Not sure what you mean about GC?
    GC = Ground Clearance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Divya Sharan View Post
    GC = Ground Clearance.
    not much clearance, had a few scrapes and bumps on the muffler and a couple on the lower exhaust pipe.Name:  20140702_191835.jpg
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    I've got to stand up and get over some ramps.(Posted an older pic so as not to reveal what it looks like now)

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    Hey Mik,... long time since we heard anything from you ... ^^^ I see that you are using exhaust wraps on the Monster, how is it working out?
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