Ducati Monster Motorcycle Forum banner

1 - 19 of 19 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,755 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
Does anyone have a Monster with heated carb?
If so:
Oil or electric heat?
What year and model Monster?

I'm trying to determine if US monsters did ever have heated carbs and if so, what models.

TIA

Also, anyone remove heated carbs for a Keihin uprgade? Are the used carbs for sale?
 
R

·
Guest
Joined
·
0 Posts
weren't/aren't the Mikuni's on the 900SS oil heated? I haven't run across a stock M900 with them yet
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,755 Posts
Discussion Starter #3
weren't/aren't the Mikuni's on the 900SS oil heated? I haven't run across a stock M900 with them yet
What prompted me to post this was an email from a guy experiencing icing problems on his SS. He was told that '99 Monsters had electric heaters! (mine don't).

So, hell, I still haven't been able to figure this out!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
588 Posts
My 95 900M had oil heated carbs when I bought it.

I've since taken them off & upgraded to 41mm FCR's

I have the carbs & all the plumbing still if your interested.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,755 Posts
Discussion Starter #6
Cool. The guy I'm asking for (but I've had pretty bad icing probs myself) was particularly interested in electric heat.

I expanded the inquiry because I want to finally figure out what's out there!
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
126 Posts
Many, most, all (?) pre-98 Monsters are plumbed for oil-fed carb warmers. There is a threaded well in the front of the float bowl that is covered with a rubber plug. Oil fittings screw into these wells and attach to the oil lines and circulate warm oil to the carb float bowls. Don't see many in the states, but I suppose year around riders in colder climates might be more knowledgable on the subject.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
642 Posts
When I was doing my Jet kit I noticed these electrical plugs on the side of my carbs and wondered what they were. My mechanic said they were carb heaters. I really didn't care for them and never plugged them back in.

So yeah, 01 M750 electric heaters. I'm about to upgrade to Keihen's. Most Duc's seem to be hard to start in the cold in the first place and from what I've seen Keihen's don't help this much, with the loss of the heater, and no choke, I really wanna see the challenges of getting mine cranked.:)
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,755 Posts
Discussion Starter #9
wm900,

Are your stock carbs for sale? When would they be available?

Does anyone know if they're the same as 900 carbs?

Also, I don't think that losing the heater will have any effect on cold starting. The lack of a choke will. I've hear though, that owners develop a Keihin ritual that works consistently.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
642 Posts
They aren't for sale, but the right price could make them that way :) I just called my parts guy and he said the mikuni's are interchangeable between 900's and 750's. The Mikuni's still have their Stage II kit in them. It will be about a week until I can get them off the bike.

-Patrick
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
642 Posts
Here are some pictures of the connectors that I left unplugged that warm up the electric carbs.


Alright now the software likes my pictures all of the sudden. They are also in the member bikes section

-Patrick
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,755 Posts
Discussion Starter #12
Hmmm.

Couldn't find the pic in the gallery either. I looked in Misc/Monster board posts.

Are they elsewhere?
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
642 Posts
Pics work now. Any other questions?

Patrick
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
343 Posts
just reading thru the desmotimes book...and it mentioned "float bowl freeze"...he said that "such heaters came stock on 2000 models, but can be retrofitted on older desmodues".....

Where can i purchase this heater kit? Thanks....
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,755 Posts
Discussion Starter #15
Wow, this thread's come back from the dead

I never did find carb heaters to retrofit.

I bought FCRs instead ;D Best $850 you can spend on your carbie [thumbsup]

sorry I can't help you otherwise...
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,897 Posts
The heaters are ~50 bucks a piece from the factory, so really expensive. Not sure you can still get em or what, so you could try that route if you really want em.

Other options is to browse around for a used set of carbs from a 2000+ carby and just cannibalize what you want. You should be able to find a set of used carbs for less than 100 bucks and much quicker at that.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,755 Posts
Discussion Starter #17
hiero said:
Other options is to browse around for a used set of carbs from a 2000+ carby and just cannibalize what you want.  You should be able to find a set of used carbs for less than 100 bucks and much quicker at that.
1999 was the last year for carby M900s. 750s were carbed for one more year. So where you gonna find the used 2000+ carbs?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
343 Posts
CRASH! said:
Wow, this thread's come back from the dead

I never did find carb heaters to retrofit.

I bought FCRs instead ;D Best $850 you can spend on your carbie [thumbsup]

sorry I can't help you otherwise...
thanks, tat doesn't help me at all....show off ;-p hehe
someday I will have to join all u FCR-hooligans....

btw...Cyrus...where? hehe
 
1 - 19 of 19 Posts
Top