Re: Ducati Darwin Award goes to (CaliDuc)
FYI, I tore into my motor about 5years ago to "freshen up" the bottom end, new bearings, have the crank balanced (in prep for a 784cc kit). I had never been that far in there before, but I did have a manual. It was really a PITA re-shimming the crank and trans (the pre-95 cases were put together with a, no longer available, gasket that measured .0012"), but I learned a lot and got it back together. 45k miles later, it is still a very strong motor and will be seeing regular track duties this year. 2 years later I also ported the heads myself and got a dyno proven 9hp (73-82rwhp). my bike hasn't been touched by a "dealer mechanic" in over 7yrs, and it has over 75,000 miles (40k since the rebuild).
I admire the guy for trying it himself, and having the BALLS to ask questions. Remeber, the only stupid question is the one that isn't asked!!!!