Got the Monster back! For those that didn’t know, it was at the dealer for it’s 18k desmo service and excessive oil consumption. They fitted it with new pistons and cylinders and whatever other little bits go along with those. It’s been there since the beginning of June, or end of May, I can’t even remember now. Feels like forever ago. The reason it took so long was because the cylinders kept getting damaged during shipping.

I’m not going to lie, it felt real weird to jump back on this thing after riding the Africa Twin so much lately. And I had forgotten how much I love this bike. I've only got about 50 miles on since the rebuild, and have to break it in again. But got damn this thing is good!