I'm new here to the Ducati forums. I have been riding for 2 years for just about every day, it's not just something i do for fun but commuting around the city as a daily thing. I currently ride a Honda CBR900RR, but am thinking of making the switch to a 999. The power difference isn't a huge jump for me as my CBR makes 125 bhp. I also enjoy wrenching on bikes and rebuilt my current bike twice... well now is the 2nd time and in progress. See a thief stole my bike a couple months back and totaled it pretty much. I do engine work, body work, and electrical work myself because it interests me and is a hobby. I also do metal fabrication as I'm a machinist and metal worker by trade.
Can you guys fill me in on the mechanical/engine issues related to the 999 series? I have read that some Ducatis have problems with valve rockers? Any other common problems or quirks with the 999?