I read a lot of stories about rebuilding a a bike, the do's and the don'ts.
To begin my story I bought my bike almost 10 year ago.
At that moment I didn't knew the difference between the Ducati types.
In my opinion you had: Biposto that was a two seater and Monoposto, a one seater!
And than you had, 916 that was the model and you had 748, 996, 998.
So I bought a 748SP, never noticed the SP part?
Within one year there was something wrong with the bike, I didn't knew what but it didn't felt good.
I brought my bike the the nearest Ducati dealer and asked to take a look.
The next day the dealer called me and say, please take a seat...,
Never heard of it but It was the flaking rocker problem???
My engine needed a rebuild cause there was all ready a lot of damage.
Costs: € 4000,- ($5000,-)
So my toughts were to buy a new engine.
He told me not to buy a new engine cause you never know the history and you might buy some new problems.
And your bike is a SP so she's worth it!
SP whats an SP?