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Author Topic: Going to M750 from M900, M800, and 748  (Read 1494 times)
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« on: May 11, 2019, 02:08:10 PM »

It’s been a while since I’ve been here.  Found a 2002 Monster 750 FI in the “Senna “ colors.  I’ve owned a 95 M900, 03M800 and most recently a 02 748.  I’m a Monster guy at heart and have missed my classic  style Monsters. 

I’ve been looking for a red 900 or 1000 but came across a 750 that is low miles and 100% stock.

Any big negatives I would face with buying a 750? Thanks!
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« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2019, 02:46:02 PM »

'02 M750 is a one year only model.
Would be nearly indistinguishable from an '03 M800 other than being a good bit slower.

That said, my M750 is just fine for solo work.

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« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2019, 02:56:36 PM »

'02 M750 is a one year only model.
Would be nearly indistinguishable from an '03 M800 other than being a good bit slower.

That said, my M750 is just fine for solo work.



You think it would be that much slower?
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« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2019, 03:03:36 PM »

A 750 is slow in a straight line.

Overall, for the average street rider, they are fine.
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« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2019, 03:19:53 PM »

A 750 is slow in a straight line.

Overall, for the average street rider, they are fine.

Even with my 748 90% of my riding was cruising the back roads
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« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2019, 01:00:46 PM »

Even with my 748 90% of my riding was cruising the back roads
A 750 is very similar to a 748, except for the top speed.

They don't have a ton of grunt, but that's why they have a transmission with 5 gears. You'll need to use it.

I used to ride on the track with a guy that rode a big bike on the street, and was riding a borrowed 750 SS on the track. He figured it was 'only' a 750 so he could do whatever he wanted. He crashed 4 times in one day, breaking the rear loose every time.

I had a 750 SS, and only upgraded to a 996 when I lost the motor and the SBK was tossed in my lap. I was slower on the SBK for 2 years, before I came to grips with the additional power, and the rate it covered ground.

Like the old saying goes...'It's more fun to ride a slow bike fast, than a fast bike slow.'
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« Reply #6 on: May 12, 2019, 08:28:26 PM »

The only times I felt my M750 lacked power was on high speed sweepers add when riding with superbikes.  Around town it was a pleasure.  Top speed?  How fast do you really want to go on a naked bike?
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« Reply #7 on: May 14, 2019, 09:56:17 AM »

I've never had so much fun with 60+ hp.
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« Reply #8 on: May 17, 2019, 06:07:20 AM »

In my humble opinion, I believe the 750 is the best sounding v-twin ever. 

I know it's useless information but it's enough to sway my decision.   Grin
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« Reply #9 on: January 07, 2022, 08:44:31 PM »

Loved my M750.  Now have an M695 a bit faster and lighter.  Big plus for the 695 last of the real Monsters.
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« Reply #10 on: January 07, 2022, 10:16:32 PM »

A set of pipes, a light flywheel and a tuned PCV or PCIII and you'll have a fun bike which a much sweeter motor than a 900. I've actually really grown to love the short stroke 750.
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« Reply #11 on: January 09, 2022, 08:59:29 AM »

2 months from the 21st anniversary of buying my '00 M750. I've had a couple problems, but nothing major. Looked at several 900's early on, but don't regret having passed on them. Great city & back country road bike. Stock seat sux.
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