finally got my bike back on the road this week. did a 520 conversion and dropped a tooth on the countershaft. even after reading about how happy folks were with lowering the gear ratio, I was unprepared for the amazing difference. it really likes to get the front wheel light now. going to the Sacto area Ducati get together wednesday night was a real thrill when I hit the throttle in traffic while changing lanes. instant wheelie in 4 lanes of rush hour traffic. yeehaw!! this will definitely take a bit of getting accustomed to.