Originally Posted by gnuoyfj
Had my '05 999S for 2 years now, and it has 24,000km on it. Except for fork rebuild ($130), I have done valves, clutch, belts etc. myself, so parts only costs. Not bad at all (the full upgraded clutch assembly was the most expensive thing, ~ $700). I think the original owner trashed the OEM clutch, as the new one has run sweet for 9,000 km, and the original was crap at 5,000...I was just too cheap to replace it until 15,000 km.
wow, after seeing all this repair fee threads, i'm intimadated, but, yet, finding the right mech to do the job right could also be the issue.