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My 2002 Monster 620 flat Black was knocked over and the following damage was done:

1. Kick stand bent.
2. Dent in the gas tank.
3. Handle bar supposedly bent
4. Scrathes in the exhaust.

When taken to the shop the guy came with a prelimenary estimate of 4000-5000$ CDN for a bike that was worth $10,000CDN new...I find this ridiculous can anyone find a decent rate for these parts...Any help would be appreciated.
I dont want to get insurance involved because of premiums and other reasons.

Primarily the tank was quoted to be $3000CDN new is this right. Also can minor dents be removed by a good body shop or does it need to be replaced.

Sorry about the somewhat stupid questions I am somewhat a newbie to the ducati brand and any help would be a great help


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Does it have to return to perfect stock condition? Well, I'm getting ahead of myself. I work parts at a Ducati shop, and from their point of view, they're taking Ducati MSRP and replacing parts. If insurance is footing the bill, it's the way to go. If not, you need to improvise!

Get an aftermarket exhaust. Brands like Sil Motor aren't too expensive, and are good quality.

Get an aftermarket or used handlebar. YOu can go cheap or expensive here, but there are a ton of options from clip-ons to pro tapers. Be careful of bar height tho, re-doing all your lines costs money!

Call up salvage yards for a used kickstand. Get it powder-coated if necessary.

Have your tank either dent-removed (some guys can work wonders with that stuff) or re-painted, and make your bike custom, whoot! Kind of depends on the dent, but have some fun with it heh.

I guess what I am trying to say is that if you spend some time researching, you should be able to come up with alternatives to just replacing stock parts with spendy new parts.

Good Luck!
 

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Re: Need advice for parts after my monster was dam

Just two quick notes:

1. Kickstand: usually you could straighten it and it will be strong enough to support your bike with no problem. However, if it was bent hard, verify with the shop that they checked for cracks at the kickstand base (part of the engine case)--not uncommon but repairable.

2. Battery acid: check for signs of acid spray on the frame and in particular the bottom of the tank.

I think there should be a FAQ item for crash/drop estimates, items that can be repaired etc.
 

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Re: Need advice for parts after my monster was dam

Thanks for all the reply's :)

My main question was the tank is there any way around it...I mean they are quoting me 3000CDN for just the tank alone. Is this proper and are there anyother ways around it.

How exactly does the clip on work
 

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There's a guy by the name (and handle) of Norm that is a wizard at fixing Monster tanks. He has done lots of tanks for folks here and on the E-Mail list, and I've not heard anyone squeal about his work. Excellent comments are all I've heard.

I think the going rate is about $300 US to repair and prep the tank.
He does not do finish color, but you should be able to find that locally. Now you can have that custom color you always wanted. ;D

You can search Ebay for exhaust cans if you really want stock parts.
 

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Re: Need advice for parts after my monster was dam

If Norm can fix my tank.... he can fix any tank! Although he may not ever want to fix another one like mine....
 

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Exhaust cans, cheap stock replacements all over the place. I sold mine for $50. I'd take this as an opportunity to go aftermarket, though.

Bars, same deal. I've got a stock set off my M900 I'll sell you if you want them. Or take the opportunity to go the clip-on route (if you don't know what clip-ons are, do a search here).

Kickstand could be repaired or get a replacement from a boneyard.

Norm is in North Carolina and repairs tanks. He did mine. He doesn't rush (it's a side business), but his normal turnaround is about two weeks. He does great work, coats the inside of the tank and preps the outside for paint. Very inexpensive. Don't have his e-mail offhand, but do a search and you'll find it here.
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You could probably replace all that stuff and get the tank fixed for < $500. Exhaust and bars - ebay should be no problem. Kickstand - m/c wrecker maybe but you might be stuck with the dealer on that one if it can't be fixed. You don't need to replace the tank (that price is not out of line for a new tank). Just get it fixed. Worst case is they have to sand and paint the whole thing, best case they can pull the dent and touch it up. Apparently Norm does good work, but he's in the US, if you're in canada you could probably get it done cheaper locally. Any motorcycle shop should know the name of a good m/c body man.
Where are you located?
 

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Re: Need advice for parts after my monster was dam

thanks guys...I'm trying to find stuff... around....if anyone has handle bars or a kick stand please email me at [email protected]...

I will try to email norm if anyone can shoot me his email it would be great...

I feels great to see so much support and enthusiasm at this board....I'm glad that I spend some more money and got the ducati...the people are great ;D :) :) :)
 

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Like I said above, I've got a set of stock bars laying around. Make an offer and they're yours. [email protected]
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