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Hey gang!

I recently sold my Monster to a fellow member over on the Monster Forum. The sale of the bike was induced by the fact that I haven't felt much like riding over the past few months. Well, that was the main reason. Also on the list were the fact that there were so many unobtainium parts on it I was terrified to crash. It was always in my head whenever I rode and when I took it to the track last year, I babied it all day for fear of throwing it down the road. I really felt like I needed a bike I could ride and take to the track without worrying too much about it.

So with that in mind, I went out and found a nice clean 2000 996.

Here's a few quick pics I snapped today....







Those of you who know me know how anal I am about keeping my bike clean. Needless to say, I didn't need to worry about the previous owner keeping it clean. This is what I found when I removed the fairings....









It came with a few carbon accessories and I added a small brake upgrade......









Check out the milage :eek:



And a few more carbon bits that came with it.....



So what do you guys think?
 

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you messed up on posting the pictures, I'd love to see them but I'm not going to copy and paste all of those. Try again.
 

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$hit, I bet my bike wasn't that clean when she rolled off the production line.. :) That is one sweet looking 996!

..and the carbon, that is just pure porn.

My mileage recently just hit the 50,000 km mark (what's that, 31,000 miles?)

Ride safe!
 

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Wow, I love clean bikes as well. And to repeat the question, did the carbon come with it? Nice mods on the bike as well. Man, I would like to have more details, maybe a PM? Thats a beautiful 996. To be honest, I would be more apprehensive about throwing down the 996 than I would a Monster.
 

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Very clean example of a great bike, does that mean you aren't selling the Carbon kit???? Drool is a major problem I'm having right now, that whole matching kit is calling my name.....
 

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Thanks for the kind words everyone. And yes, the Carbon body work is still for sale.

Wow, I love clean bikes as well. And to repeat the question, did the carbon come with it? Nice mods on the bike as well. Man, I would like to have more details, maybe a PM? Thats a beautiful 996. To be honest, I would be more apprehensive about throwing down the 996 than I would a Monster.
Thats because you haven't seen my Monster! Lol.











 

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Well? if you put all that high end carbon fiber stuff on the 996, you're back where you started. Based on the origin of the thread.
 

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I think He's selling those CF stuff in the FS section.

Man, That monster is hot. I never really really liked them, but looking at yours, WOW. I want one, really do!
I wouldve kept it.



 

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...so you bought a 996 that you can crash? :p

I might have picked a more experienced/not as clean one for that. Unmolested 996's are becoming rare, but since all of this gen of superbike is becoming almost free, I understand the choice.

Enjoy!
 

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Thanks for the kind words everyone. And yes, the Carbon body work is still for sale.



Thats because you haven't seen my Monster! Lol.

Your right, my wrong. Yes, I have seen your Monster in previous pics. Its a beauty!
 

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Wow, I love clean bikes as well. And to repeat the question, did the carbon come with it? Nice mods on the bike as well. Man, I would like to have more details, maybe a PM? Thats a beautiful 996. To be honest, I would be more apprehensive about throwing down the 996 than I would a Monster.
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Im kinda in the same boat with 2 bikes. I need a beater. Not that that is a beater, its sweet. So how much if I may ask? Also do you recommend paste wax vs spray and, is there such a thing as waxing to often? Im talking about the bike not the women:p After every wash to much? Thx for any info.
 

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Your Monster was nice BUT the 996 is a classic. And your "new" one is too darn nice, ultra clean, and unmolested. I wouldn't want to put it in a situation to throw it down.
 

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^ agree. the Monster was great, but the 996 is even better as it stands.

have fun
 

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That is one very nice 996, and even after viewing the pictures of the monster, I would be very much more inclined to let the monster slide down the track than that wonderful 996!

IMHO
 

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Your Monster was nice BUT the 996 is a classic. And your "new" one is too darn nice, ultra clean, and unmolested. I wouldn't want to put it in a situation to throw it down.

Agreed. The difference is that there aren't any parts on the 996 that can't be replaced. Also, by nature Superbikes (or any full faired bike) crashes better than a Monster (naked bike). Hopefully I won't crash but just in case. a full set of track plastics and extra (not so nice) tank are part of my plans for the bike.
I don't do that many track days but I do a few and using the Monster was just not an option for me.
 
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