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Long time owner of European cars (German and Italian), and Japanese sports bikes, first time (soon) owner of a Ducati!

I recently bought a 2000 M900i.e. I am in the process of getting it shipped to me, so I have my fingers crossed.

I'm glad I found this site, looks like THE place to be for Monster owners. I spent many, many hours reading the past threads!

Here's an easy question to start: Is a 2000 Monster a 50 state bike, or is there a separate California version? If it is 49 state, is there going to be a problem registering a 49 state bike in California?!? :-[

I don't plan on doing many mods yet (it already has pipes and a PCII), although I think the tail is not going to last 24 hours! I'm definately part of the "Off With the Tail" crowd!

Thanks, and you'll be seeing lots of me!
 

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Re: Hi From a Newbie!  And, an Emissions ques

Hey, welcome to the club!

I have the same bike... as far as I know, they all adhere to the california emissions requirements... i had to remove the carbon cannister even though I'm in New Jersey.

I got mine in June and it was totally stock... I've done a bunch of mods already. Once you start, you can't stop...

...and chop that tail!!!

Good luck with your Monster!
 
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Re: Hi From a Newbie!

Thanks - I've seen conflicting things - most things I've seen on the Net say the bikes are all 50 state compliant - no problem for me then. If you get a chance, can you take a look at your emissions sticker and let me know if it specifically mentions California? I'd sleep a little better!

I've read the Great Debates on tail chops. I normally am not a big modifier (my cars are generally all stock), but the Monster is different. I do plan on some of the basic mods, and that tail just has to come off!

I have a lot of engine, body, and restoration work with cars, and plan on doing all of the work on the Monster myself. Part of the fun is the learning process! I'm already collecting all the info I can on valve adjusts, belt inspection and changes, etc. I've ordered a Haynes manual - not sure how good that is going to be, though.

I should have the bike in 10 days or so, and I'll post pics.
 

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Re: Hi From a Newbie!  And, an Emissions ques

Sure, I'll take a look in the morning and let you know.

I've done all the work myself also... to tell you the truth, I'm having as much fun doing that as actually riding. I'm by no means a master mechanic, but with the help of this board and some other really good resources on the web (ducatisuite.com, ducatipipemod.com, ducatitech.com, to name a few) I've managed to do quite a bit without totally destroying anything in the process.

Most of the aftermarket stuff (especially Italian made) comes with little or no instructions. The exception to that is Cycle Cat... very thorough instructions accompanied by high quality parts.
 

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Re: Hi From a Newbie!

All standard monsters sold in the US are ok for Cali. I think that is the only reason the canisters are on the bike.

I think it gets confusing when you start talking about other ducs - like a 998R and such and such which I think are restricted from state to state or the whole US (except for track use) - but I digress because I have no idea.

Anyway congrats on the purchase - I think you will be one happy camper. ;D
 

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Re: Hi From a Newbie!  And, an Emissions ques

The M600 was the only Ducati sold in recent years that wasn't California emissions legal. We didn't want that bike here anyway. ;)
 

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Re: Hi From a Newbie!

The Canister is only mendatory in Cali (Said the Ducdealer).
The M400 is still only sold in Japan...
 
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