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I wanna see 'em!

The 748 and Monster series are both on my list of possible next bikes, I'm just worried that I wouldn't be able to do most of my own maintenance because I was told Ducati has a bunch of specialty tools they made to do certain jobs but either way I still love them.

So yeah, post 'em!
 

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Here's my scruffy ol' Monster (although it does have a new seat since this pic).

PhilB
 

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2003 620 SS

Bought the bike with 2090 miles, previous owner had an oil change and two belts replaced right before I got it.
Minor maintenance so far, by me: oil change, headlight bulb replacement, air filter cleaning
upcoming maint: brake pad replacement (me), new tires(shop), brake fluid flush and refill(shop).



 

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I am sure you saw this coming.
 

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While I believe either is perfectly acceptable amongst the ducatista (<-- I hate that word, lol), I prefer 'duck'
That is, of course, the American bastardization of the proper Italian pronunciation. It should be "doo-kah-tee," rather than "duh-kah-tee."

It's the equivalent of calling the big four Hone-dah, Kay-way-sack-ih, Yam-ay-hay, and Suh-zucky.

I've never understood why any Ducati owner would rather pronounce it as if it's a moronic bird who gets hunted rather than a noble leader of men. lol
 

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That is, of course, the American bastardization of the proper Italian pronunciation. It should be "doo-kah-tee," rather than "duh-kah-tee."

It's the equivalent of calling the big four Hone-dah, Kay-way-sack-ih, Yam-ay-hay, and Suh-zucky.

I've never understood why any Ducati owner would rather pronounce it as if it's a moronic bird who gets hunted rather than a noble leader of men. lol
It's like when people pronounce Porsche like porch. Drives me insane.
 

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I pronounce the whole word correctly, don't worry. but i also pronounce Duc, phonetically, duck. tomato/tomato, you know.

maybe it is because of the ktm super duke, but the calling them dukes just bothers me.
 

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Holy shit you guys need something else to think about.
 

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I pronounce the whole word correctly, don't worry. but i also pronounce Duc, phonetically, duck. tomato/tomato, you know.

maybe it is because of the ktm super duke, but the calling them dukes just bothers me.
I don't think I've ever run into someone who pronounced tomato "toe-MAH-toe." If I did, then I'm reasonably sure I'd have to stab them in the face repeatedly. :D

What gets me is Brits who add an "R" which doesn't exist to the ends of words that end in an "ah" sound. So "Obama" becomes "Obamar."
 

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I don't think I've ever run into someone who pronounced tomato "toe-MAH-toe." If I did, then I'm reasonably sure I'd have to stab them in the face repeatedly. :D

What gets me is Brits who add an "R" which doesn't exist to the ends of words that end in an "ah" sound. So "Obama" becomes "Obamar."

I can attest to this lol

I have a pal that moved here from England and everytime he says Honda, for instance, he says Honder, I jokingly laugh nearly everytime lol
 

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Here's my scruffy ol' Monster (although it does have a new seat since this pic).

PhilB

Still the most badass bike on the site as far as I'm concerned!
 

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How many different engine sizes were there for the Monsters in the U.S.? Also I heard European spec Monsters all had plastic fuel tanks, and all U.S. spec models had metal?
 
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