Hey guys, just picked up my new ride...a 99 monster 900. Charcoal grey, 8800 miles, carbon slip ons, carbon hugger, carbon beer tray cover and bar end mirrors. I always wanted a blue and white s4r but just couldnt spring for the coin. This bike was cheap enough that I couldnt say no. Its my 3rd Ducati but my first Monster.....A few observations and comments. What the hell is with the awful kickstand and how do I fix it? Why would they build one without a Tach? My bike has been lowered but its too low fo me. It looks like they just slid the forks up into the trees but I cant tell what they did to the rear. I would like to chop the tail right away and get rid of all the emisions nonsense and just clean up the look. Upon my test ride I grabbed a handful of throttle and the wheel went skyward, I pulled back into the driveway and said to the guy...lets put it in my truck.