Hey Bevel450, who is this Nichols in North Cal? Curious, because due to my ineptness, I'm not ready to work on the 09 1198S, plus the service manual CD isn't even avail (yet). Dixon, CA Joewhen i am in SoCal i use Scott. when in NoCal i use Nichols. never had a problem with either one. Scott is tough to get a hold of.....he is swamped due to the ineptness of the local Ducati dealers ( you know who you are) but he is worth the wait.