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post #21 of 28 (permalink) Old 05-15-2016, 10:02 PM
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Oh yes, vibration and hard clutch it was awful.
It is still present in the current models?
Not the recent incarnation of the 796.... I find mine is a blast ride. I've not been in the summer heat with it, yet, but I don't see any reason a reasonably maintained 2V air-cooled Duc would have problems. Watch what kind of oil you put in it, for sure.

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I've got an '11 796 and love it. 6'3 240lbs and I can take it out all day. I did have to upgrade to the Rizoma risers and bars to get so that my hands would still function after the 1st hour; but since then it's been a treat. Plenty of juice to take it out and blow by an cagers cruising the backroads of Maine at too leisurely a pace (read: Speed Limit) with the girlfriend on the back. It's a kick-ass bike. At the end of the day, doubtful that you would go wrong with either purchase.

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I've got an '11 796 and love it. 6'3 240lbs and I can take it out all day. I did have to upgrade to the Rizoma risers and bars to get so that my hands would still function after the 1st hour...
Can you post a pic of your handlebar setup? I'm 6'2" and in search of a bar solution myself. I'd love to just keep the stock triple and just get a replacement bar (Rizoma makes one) but I'm open to what works.

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I can try and snap something better tonight, but this should give you the jist.
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2011 Monster 796- Pearl White
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I can try and snap something better tonight, but this should give you the jist.
Any problems with wiring or brake lines?

Do you have to use the Rizoma risers, or can you just leave the Duc ones?

Looks good, BTW!

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Thanks.

You do not need to use the Rizoma risers, I started with just the handlebar and that improved the ergos from stock. This winter I decided to powdercoat the top triple black to match the bottom clamp and didn't want the big raw metal piece, so I switched to the Rizomas. I went with the 60mm which I had read wouldn't work on the 796. I mocked it up with washers to get to the appropriate height and went lock-to-lock a bunch of times and although it gets a little snug at full lock, it doesn't affect the throttle, brakes, clutch or any other wires. So I ordered the 60mm Rizoma 2-piece risers and they improved the ergonomics even more, now my hands/wrists don't go numb after 20 min of riding like when it was stock.

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I have to admit I find the question kind of funny. "I need a pickup truck, and I can't decide between a Honda Ridgeline and a Ford F-350 duallie. What do you all think?" Well, it depends on what you need it for, what you are going to do with it.

A lightly used M1100 would split the difference between the 796 and the 1200 nicely, with the older style and simplicity, but most of the newer bike's performance in the real world. All will cost a little extra to maintain compared to Japanese bikes, due to the valves and cambelts, but not a lot of difference between them. The aircooled ones need to be checked more often, but are less expensive to check. It's a few hundred extra bucks a year, and if that's too much, buy a different bike.

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Are there any Ducoti rides planed? Wife & I want to get on the Multistrada -
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