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I introduced myself in the intro forum last week. I'm still a bit lost. I recently purchased a 999s 2003, with 7800 miles. This is my first time owning and riding a Ducati. My local mechanic suggested I do a full tune up since the bike is used. I'm hesitant on purchasing a new clutch for it, since it has low miles, be he says that the clutch is bad. He too, is not used to riding Ducatis. I have to fix an oil leak coming from the front right fork. My main questions is:

1. Will products online from amazon/ebay be a wise purchase to save on money? (I was planning to buy some seals made by ARI, Barnett clutch kit, clutch springs and pressure plate from something listed as CNC being shipped from china, I'm already hesitant about stuff coming from that country anyway) Someone mentioned that must of the items are ''bling'' so I was unsure to what extent.
 

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If you and your mechanic are new to Ducati's the first thing to do is to get your bike to a Ducati mechanic.
 

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Bruce's suggestion has some wisdom to it. Ducatis have their own set of quirks and things to be aware of that only someone with experience knows. Otherwise, you're like me and learn as you go. :D

Why would a bike with only 7800 miles on it need a clutch? Track use? As far as China parts go, I've seen good and I've seen bad. Let's face it, so much stuff is made there, from auto parts to computers, that it keeps getting harder to get something not made there. It's a crap shoot.
 
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