The 999R has a 104mm piston, but the Ducati recommended cylinder replacement interval for racing is 900km.
On the good side of the ledger, the engine is now completely apart, aside from some chroming loss on some shifter dogs the internals are pristine. New bearings and away we go! I guess 11,500 seems to be a good rev limit. I have lots of pictures, will try to post them later.
I am getting a RS alternator and new RS left side engine case installed. Major weight reduction for the flywheel and alternator weight.
This perhaps ought to be the subject of another post, but has anyone ever tried to install stock 999R throttle bodies inside a real RS airbox (the one with the gas tank which acts as a cover for the airbox). Am considering the next step as it looks like the bike may race again. The issue seems to be shape of the base of the TB and the height of the injectors (maybe not an issue as the RS ones are tall).
I am so happy that the bike may make it to the next race.