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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul 2016
    Location
    Seattle, WA
    Posts
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    Default New Member

    Hi Everyone - just joined the club after moving up from Austin and finally getting my bike more or less out of storage since the move. I have a '01 Monster 900S that I purchased a few years ago after a long hiatus from riding while raising my family. I started riding a two-stroke Honda back in high school to get me to work and around town and then graduated to a '84 Kawasaki GPz550 that I rode all over the US like a sport-tourer while in college in Boston. Years later I got the itch again and was turned onto Ducs by a co-worker in Austin and totally fell for the simplicity, character, performance, and looks of the Monster. A big unexpected bonus was the wrench-ability and modification potential of the bike, which satisfies my penchant to tinker.

    Track day picture:

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    That was my first and only track day so far but hoping to make that an annual event.

    Bike mods:
    - California emissions delete
    - Kickstand/neutral mod
    - Tail chop (custom)
    - Open clutch cover (custom)
    - "Quiet clutch" mod
    - Chopped/cored exhaust
    - Wheel stripes
    - Side panel delete, wiring harness cleaned up
    - Open belt covers (custom)
    - Oberon billet fluid covers
    - Oberon billet pegs
    - Shorai Li Battery

    On the list: clip-ons, rear-sets, exhaust, other various farkles as desired...

    I live in the Mt. Baker neighborhood (near where I-90 bridge hits Seattle). Looking forward to meeting y'all!

    Steve

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Sammamish, WA
    Posts
    934

    Default Re: New Member

    Warm welcome from one Austinite and Monster rider to another!

    Gorgeous bike- tastefully photographed as well!

    Look forward to seeing you and your Monster in person soon.
    09' Monster 696

  3. #3
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    Seattle
    Posts
    8,305

    Default Re: New Member

    Welcome to DNW...and the PNW! Great looking bike and so glad to see you riding her on the track.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Bellevue, WA
    Posts
    5,605

    Default Re: New Member

    Welcome Steve! The one bike I wish I had hung on to was a 2001 Monster 900S. Fantastic, fun bike.

    You might want to check out our DNW Facebook page by clicking on the link on the left side of the Home Page. There's a lot more taking place there than on this web site these days.


    1979 Darmah 900 SSD
    2014 Multistrada 1200 S Pikes Peak
    Bellevue, WA

    Just having fun.

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