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just wanted to say hi as there is pretty much *nothing* stopping me from buying a monster next summer; i decided this a long time ago. i currently have a bike that i bought for my "learner", a suzuki gs500, and now it's time to buy a bike that i will keep forever.

so i'll be the guy just reading all the stuff and looking forward to being a member of mocha. ;)

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Hey man. Thanks for dropping a post. What kind of monster are you interested in getting? Any specific colors, parts? Use or new?
 

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hey.

well if i were to go new probably a 620. possibly a dark or maybe a grey one. however, i saw a yellow one and it looked cool...so basically not sure :)

but, if i were to find a used one, maybe i would step up just a tad in the cc's. but i think i'd rather buy new...not sure...ideally, i would just win that raffle at that coffee shop that i entered...

obviously any input you guys can give would help ;D

one question. i know cycle center at touhy and western is a duc dealer, anywhere else? i do remember driving by this one total ducati place in WI about 3 hours or so from chicago, do you know this place, is it worth the trip?

thanks....
 

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Buy from MCC in VillaPark. The guys there are good and will give you a good deal. There is an advantage to buying at Chicago Cycle Works, 30% off on parts and accessories. I'd also recommend stepping up to the 800, the 620 is going to be just one notch faster then your GS500. The 800 will give you some room to grow.
 
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I bought my '03 800 from Chicago Cycle Center and got a good deal. CCC is only good for buying a bike, not for service. However, MCC in Villa Park is good for the opposite; their good for service. I suggest you shop at both spots to see how much an out the door price suits you. Ztry getting an o3 in like January or so to see if you can get a good discount.
 

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Definitely. The best time to buy is January/February. You can get a really awesome deal on an older model bike that's still brand new. Check on ebay too, a lot of times dealers still have brand new bikes all the way from 01/02. You can pick those up for a steal and it still comes with the full two year warranty.
 

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awesome...

thanks for the tips. my roommate bought his sv650 from cycle center and got a pretty good deal as well as that discount thing.

but i will check hi and low for a deal. the thing that sucks is that i dont plan to buy a monster until i graduate and secure a job (in june) so i probably wont be able to shop in jan/feb. but i'm sure a good deal is always around :)

and thanks for the tip about stepping up to the 800. primarily, i'm ditching the gs500 bc the lack of power, i thought the 620 would be a decent step up ( roughly twice the hp i believe ), but i will for sure check out some 800s too.

thanks!
 

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Horsepower on a 620 I believe is around 62 - 65hp. The 800 is around 75hp I believe. Does that sound right to you Ruben? There was a huge link on HP and the 620 in the general section a while back that you could look for. I think the GS500 though would run neck and neck with the 620. Another thing with the 620 and 800 models is they come with a wet-clutch. They're not as loud and clanky as the standard Ducati bikes. If you're looking for that loud clinking sound you may want to go with a 1000, S4, S4R, 750, or 900.
 

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hmm..

is there other mods to do to get that standard ducati sound. i probably wont have much more money than for an 800 (unless i sign a nice contract :) ). but a wet clutch vs a dry clutch, now is that just noise created when you're switching gears???

as far as HP, yeah i remember reading that the 620 is somewhere around 60HP, the gs500 is only somewhere around 30something...and yeah, the 800 is 75HP or somewhere around that...

but we'll just see what i can find when i actually have the cash...
 

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Wow, I didn't realize it was only around 30hp. The dry clutch is just a loud racket made from the plates rubbing against eachother. Don't get me wrong, their still loud bikes even with the wet-clutch. But I can always tell when a Ducati is coming by the clinking of the dry clutch. Jason - another guy in our club has a 620i.e. (Red), really nice lookin bike. You can PM him for specifics.
 
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