A friend of mine who has a 996 with about 6k on it says he wants to get his 6k service performed. I tell him it can be affordable if he goes about it right. The only thing that is tough for the regular guy is the valves since it requires a bunch of shims to choose from and getting the belt tension correct. I told I would strip the bike down to the point that the tech can do his job instantly. I removed the body, airbox, throttle bodies, intake manifolds, battery and holder, belt covers, and oil separator tank. These are simple to remove and the tech spends his time on the real service that needs to be done. The total came to $235 at a Ducati dealership and that included new cam belts. A lot better than $600+ that some have to pay.