Belts being changes within the last 2 years is a good sign.Thanks for the advice, and I will add my profile info after I pick it up tomorrow with a pic. Don't want to get too far ahead, and make sure he still has it and it is exactly as described.
I run 87-91 octane non-ethanol pump fuel. Lower octane levels are fine and usually preferred on stock motor internals, it's the ethanol they add to the gas that you need to steer away from. The plastic they used to mold the tanks reacts to ethanol/water and causes expansion. The worst cases are when bikes sit for years with ethanol fuel, which also absorbs water. Mine was so bad on my 796 when I fist got it used for 2k miles on it that I couldnt remove the tank from the frame and it busted all the tabs off the side panels. Again this was an extreme case but def something to watch for. There was a class action years ago and Ducati replaced a shit ton of tanks. Lots on info out there, I was one of the ones who was lucky enough to get a new tank and plastics for free on a used bike believe it or not.Great info about the fuel tank and fuel. So next question, what fuel are you running?