... after 25 bikes, I finally tried Ducati and I'm hooked...
Welcome. I also have a 2005 ST3, and like you, became "hooked." This site is a wonderful resource; lots of very knowledgeable people re Ducatis and motorbikes in general. Use the search feature first and if you're stumped then ask your question. I suggest you also get hooked up with the Desmo Times bulletin boarsd, and buy one of L.T. Snyder's excellent service manuals for Ducati 2 and three valves that covers maintenance issue like belts and shims etc. Yahoo's Ducati ST Owner's Group is another great resource. A factory service manual can't hurt either.