It seems I have to introduce myself ... Well, I have a 1992 900ss that I bought new in S.F. (Munroe Motors) all those years ago. The bike is pretty much stock (Nichols engine mounting bolts and clutch basket, Barnett clutch plates) and I love it (but I'm pretty sure I won't buy another bike with white wheels ;-)).
In the meantime we have moved to the Alps and the Ducati really likes it here (must be the altitude).
It looks as if i need a(nother) new battery. Before I buy the usual lead-acid Yuasa YB16AL(?) solution, is there a more modern / high-tech solution that would be recommended?
I noticed at the IMOT motorcycle show that there were several companies selling alternative battery solutions e.g. a firm called CS-Batteries (http://www.cs-batteries.de/) have a LiFePo unit that is claimed to be easy to install and better in every way ...