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As I said in another thread, your bike looks amazing. Where did you get the fork wraps?
 

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Seat Cowl

The cafe racer seat cowl is my design and I worked with a fabricator to make it ourselves. We used the original stock cowl as part of the mold because I wanted to retain the stock lines of the part so that it matched the body lines (a bit obsessive, I admit) and looked like it came from a Ducati factory.

But it came out great, I think. It just slides on and you screw it in just like the stock cowl, using the stock screws. It dramatically changed the look of my bike and I love it. I'm going to make a couple more since everyone has asked about it.
 

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Did you powder coat the forks? Bike looks great!
 

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Did you take off the headlight and front wheel to wrap the forks? Or did you loosen the fork clamps so they can rotate?
 

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Hey mate, Nice 795. I also have one. I am living in Saigon/Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam. Where abouts are u? Thailand?
 

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I used to work offshore out of Sattahip, Stayed at Phala Cliff hotel for crew changes :(. Other service companies would put them up in Pattaya :p

I attached a few pics of what my bike looks like now.
I've gone with RCS brembo brake and clutch levers with brembo reservoirs, Ilmburger carbon front, rear huggers, monoposto, cam covers and tank center pieces, Flink carbon (don't recommend them at all.Every piece had fittment issues, I spent 3hrs per tank skin grinding and drilling slots/holes to fit. They were the only place that made Red and Black carbon pieces so I tried them) sprocket, instrument covers, "red" and black carbon tank skins, Oil cooler 3 piece carbon cover (unfortunately it is one for a bike that has the charcoal canister fitted, Ours doesn't) Scotts steering dampener (a must with the roads here) ExBox exhaust and heat wrap, Bazzaz zfi, Gel grips. Combi brake/indicator light, Monster tail chop. My hydraulic clutch line was leaking, Ducati or Crapati Vietnam did nothing about it for over 6 months, Then it was just we'll remove one off another bike and replace yours. That also started leaking after a few weeks after replacing so I just ended up getting a replacement line from Japan and my mech made up banjo's to suit the new RCS clutch lever. Most recent mods (a couple days ago) were Ducabike rear sets and a 525 gold DID chain. Nothing wrong with my previous chain but the surface rust on it was annoying me. I also have Ducabike brake lever protector but need to get bigger diameter wedges to install it. I also had a 14t engine sprocket but it was for a different ducati so that will have to wait a bit longer.

I also plan on getting some Ohlins to change the forks out and the sachs rear. Possibly a Speedy Motos tripple tree and then look ad changing my headlight to a LED lightbar or similar....Maybe then I'll be done.....and change the handlebar....and the engine on/off start switch cluster to a thinner one......and.......

Good to see another 795 owner, Theres not many of us compared to the owners of other models available world wide.

My 2013 795 cost US$16k. The new 899 :p is over US$30k here. Very expensive to have a big bike here in VN, Also licensing is a hassell.
Recently there was a convoy of riders on a tour from Thailand on their big bikes, Police stopped and impounded their bikes, The group had all their paperwork in order, also had a escort to guide them yet the greedy ignorant uneducated police just saw $$ signs and impounded their bikes. They did get their bikes back after a few days. Vietnam is supposed to recognise ASEAN country drivers lic, But try explaining the validity of a Thai or Cambodian big bike lic to someone who's only out to extort and bully people for money.
 

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I used to work offshore out of Sattahip, Stayed at Phala Cliff hotel for crew changes :(. Other service companies would put them up in Pattaya :p

I attached a few pics of what my bike looks like now.
I've gone with RCS brembo brake and clutch levers with brembo reservoirs, Ilmburger carbon front, rear huggers, monoposto, cam covers and tank center pieces, Flink carbon (don't recommend them at all.Every piece had fittment issues, I spent 3hrs per tank skin grinding and drilling slots/holes to fit. They were the only place that made Red and Black carbon pieces so I tried them) sprocket, instrument covers, "red" and black carbon tank skins, Oil cooler 3 piece carbon cover (unfortunately it is one for a bike that has the charcoal canister fitted, Ours doesn't) Scotts steering dampener (a must with the roads here) ExBox exhaust and heat wrap, Bazzaz zfi, Gel grips. Combi brake/indicator light, Monster tail chop. My hydraulic clutch line was leaking, Ducati or Crapati Vietnam did nothing about it for over 6 months, Then it was just we'll remove one off another bike and replace yours. That also started leaking after a few weeks after replacing so I just ended up getting a replacement line from Japan and my mech made up banjo's to suit the new RCS clutch lever. Most recent mods (a couple days ago) were Ducabike rear sets and a 525 gold DID chain. Nothing wrong with my previous chain but the surface rust on it was annoying me. I also have Ducabike brake lever protector but need to get bigger diameter wedges to install it. I also had a 14t engine sprocket but it was for a different ducati so that will have to wait a bit longer.

I also plan on getting some Ohlins to change the forks out and the sachs rear. Possibly a Speedy Motos tripple tree and then look ad changing my headlight to a LED lightbar or similar....Maybe then I'll be done.....and change the handlebar....and the engine on/off start switch cluster to a thinner one......and.......

Good to see another 795 owner, Theres not many of us compared to the owners of other models available world wide.

My 2013 795 cost US$16k. The new 899 :p is over US$30k here. Very expensive to have a big bike here in VN, Also licensing is a hassell.
Recently there was a convoy of riders on a tour from Thailand on their big bikes, Police stopped and impounded their bikes, The group had all their paperwork in order, also had a escort to guide them yet the greedy ignorant uneducated police just saw $$ signs and impounded their bikes. They did get their bikes back after a few days. Vietnam is supposed to recognise ASEAN country drivers lic, But try explaining the validity of a Thai or Cambodian big bike lic to someone who's only out to extort and bully people for money.
Your bike looks great!

My last album of pics on here were taken at the Sattahip Naval Base parking lot. The current album of pics was taken at Jomtien Beach, a few minutes from Pattaya.

I would have gone crazy if the police thing happened, glad I wasn't there for that one!

I was just talking with another Monster owner here about what we want to do about changing out the front forks/suspension and the rear shock...from fork oil, springs to complete swap out. I haven't decided yet. Since the roads suck here and traffic is bad, I don't want to overdo something I won't get to benefit from. I've been hesitant to do much on the performance side for that reason.

I've lucked out with a couple good mechanics at the nearby Ducati dealer who are quite on the ball so I have them do anything I can't. They came from one of the Bangkok dealers so I think they got some good training.

Also, I've teamed up with a local fabricating shop to make some parts, like my seat cowl that I designed. A better exhaust heat shield is the next part I want to make.
 

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Thailand is miles ahead of what Vietnam can only dream of.
I used to fly out of the heliport at Utapao airport, Interesting to see the fighter jets all parked up as we flew in and out.

Trying to get readily available parts like a oil filter is a nightmare. The SVC had a "promotion" of a free safety check on your Duc and a discounted oil and filter change....The funny thing was they had ZERO oil filter in stock...waiting customs clearance was their excuse...for over 2months now. Seems no one wanted to pay the import duty.

I and a lot of Duc owners no longer go to the dealer for servicing, Can't trust "mechanics" who can't screw a oil filter on after a oil change (my first experience with ducati service center...) and also beat the hell out of your triple tree to remove it from the frame, not to mention scratching the fark out of your fork tubes, Returning your bike with oily greasy finger prints all over it. They even got some trouble shooters in from Malaysia/Singapore to try and fix their bad reputation but why go there when you can go to a big bike shop with a dyno, more ducati special tools than the service center, more experienced mechanics and the owner is a race bike mechanic for a team in malaysia.

There are not many options available for us regarding suspension.
You can go Ohlins (and get raped for it)
Get a Mupo cart kit (never heard of mupo) Pay a couple hundred more Euro and get Ohlin forks http://international.specialthings.it/ducati/monster-796-1100-1100s/sospensioni/cartridge-kit-tch-by-mupo.html
change fork oils, change springs or go on a diet (I weigh 100kg, 6ft tall)
The diets not going to happen and you can't go wrong with Ohlins (and my mech is Ohlins repairer/dist for Vietnam) so suck it up and pay up I guess.

I believe another member (Red Thai 795)had changed the spring/s in his forks and they made a noticeable improvement. Just need something to tighten/stiffen up the front end as it does dip and dive a lot under brakes, Also I've bottomed out under brakes a few times.

The road network and mentality is still stone age. Think about the first time you rode a bike and you just went everywhere, all over the road, park, back yard front yard etc. Thats pretty much what its like here. I rarely get into 3rd, Mostly just 1st and 2nd cruising around 40kph. If i take it on the hwy I get upto 70-90kph then gotta slow down because some idiot pulls out infront of me.
 

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Thailand is miles ahead of what Vietnam can only dream of.
I used to fly out of the heliport at Utapao airport, Interesting to see the fighter jets all parked up as we flew in and out.

Trying to get readily available parts like a oil filter is a nightmare. The SVC had a "promotion" of a free safety check on your Duc and a discounted oil and filter change....The funny thing was they had ZERO oil filter in stock...waiting customs clearance was their excuse...for over 2months now. Seems no one wanted to pay the import duty.

I and a lot of Duc owners no longer go to the dealer for servicing, Can't trust "mechanics" who can't screw a oil filter on after a oil change (my first experience with ducati service center...) and also beat the hell out of your triple tree to remove it from the frame, not to mention scratching the fark out of your fork tubes, Returning your bike with oily greasy finger prints all over it. They even got some trouble shooters in from Malaysia/Singapore to try and fix their bad reputation but why go there when you can go to a big bike shop with a dyno, more ducati special tools than the service center, more experienced mechanics and the owner is a race bike mechanic for a team in malaysia.

There are not many options available for us regarding suspension.
You can go Ohlins (and get raped for it)
Get a Mupo cart kit (never heard of mupo) Pay a couple hundred more Euro and get Ohlin forks http://international.specialthings.it/ducati/monster-796-1100-1100s/sospensioni/cartridge-kit-tch-by-mupo.html
change fork oils, change springs or go on a diet (I weigh 100kg, 6ft tall)
The diets not going to happen and you can't go wrong with Ohlins (and my mech is Ohlins repairer/dist for Vietnam) so suck it up and pay up I guess.

I believe another member (Red Thai 795)had changed the spring/s in his forks and they made a noticeable improvement. Just need something to tighten/stiffen up the front end as it does dip and dive a lot under brakes, Also I've bottomed out under brakes a few times.

The road network and mentality is still stone age. Think about the first time you rode a bike and you just went everywhere, all over the road, park, back yard front yard etc. Thats pretty much what its like here. I rarely get into 3rd, Mostly just 1st and 2nd cruising around 40kph. If i take it on the hwy I get upto 70-90kph then gotta slow down because some idiot pulls out infront of me.

I completely relate to what you wrote. My first month alone I had two incidents where someone either pulled right out in front of me or who hit the brakes and turned over a couple lanes into my lane. Both times, in my mind I thought I was dead. Somehow in one I hit the brakes and stopped in time (not sure how) and the other I throttled it and got around and past them.

I'm pretty convinced that if I keep riding this Monster in the Chonburi/Pattaya area I will eventually die on this bike. One time, I had one of these private transport vans just pull up next to me in the lane and try to edge me over into oncoming traffic.

Everything here on the roads is a "how big is my dick" contest. The expats on their PCX scooters and the locals in their cars and especially pick ups.
 

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Sawadee kap. Beautiful bike. I have to seriously consider powder coating. LMK, if you are making more seat cowls.
 
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