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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 10-06-2008, 04:35 PM Thread Starter
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Calgary Monster hits the road...

Just back from a 7500 km road trip with my wife, who rides an '07 M695. Her bike is set-up with the City bars, touring seat and higher wind screen from Zero Gravity... these mods made it a real pleasure to ride on such a long trip.

Here's a pic of her and the bike in Southern Utah (along the incredible hwy 12):


And again in Colorado:


She let's me take it for a spin every now and then... what a great bike!

So are there any Monster clubs in Western Canada?
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 12-28-2008, 11:28 PM
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try ducwc.ca its a ducati users club of western canada calgary based i hope there is a few monsters in the group if not all be the first .i just found out about it last time i was at Brians.web site looks promising for a southern alberta monster rider .
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It's hard to tell from the pic but is that a tank bag on her 695? My old tank bag would not work with mine because of the magnets. Just curious. If you still check these forums, I would be interested in hearing what she used (assuming I am not seeing things, which is also very possible. lol)
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It's hard to tell from the pic but is that a tank bag on her 695? My old tank bag would not work with mine because of the magnets.
Sorry for the late response - haven't been on here for a while.

She is using a quick-latch tank bag system from SW-Motech (purchased from twisted throttle)
http://www.mo-tech.de/tankrucksackql...a69946945dd4a1

It works great - very sturdy and keeps the bag off the paint surface.
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Thanks. Better late than never
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My husband and I did a trip from Toronto, ON out to Nova Scotia to ride the Cabot Trail at the end of July this year. This is the tank bag I used on my 2007 Monster 695 Dark: https://www.nelsonrigg.com/store/product.aspx?pid=426

If you have a tank protector on your tank, it won't scratch up your tank.

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Here's a photo for reference.

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post #8 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-24-2009, 11:35 AM
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Thanks for the info and pic!
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Nice bike. I picked up an 09 m1100 (first street bike) in Sept. looking forward to the riding season to start.
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post #10 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-31-2011, 10:42 AM
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Another Canuck Duc just saying hello

My wife rides an 05 M620 and I ride the 09 M1100. We enjoy touring Western Canada and are looking forward to making a few trips out to the mountains again this year.

The wife uses Cortech tank and tail bags along with a set of saddle bags. These work very well for her and keep the weight low on the bike.

I went with the Ducati Performance tank bag with quick release system and the matching DP tail bag that slips over the seat and attaches to the factory cowl anchors. The DP Touring seat was a great upgrade for comfort and some fabric dye took care of the red stitching that is unavoidable on this seat.

Duc's are few and far between out here in Saskatchewan, but when we hit the road with our Duc's they are sure to turn the heads of many. Fuel ups are long and often filled with many questions and people stopping to have a look at the Monsters.

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