Well I figured I would put a little more effort into the forum and share my experience with getting my Monster back up to par. I probably should have started sooner, but better late than never. The Ducati of my dreams; a 2007 Monster S4RS Testatretta, presented itself to me at a deal I couldn't pass up. It was a little dirty and neglected with a past history as a stolen motorcycle. I don't mind the black eye on the title with the odometer discrepency because I plan to keep this one a long time. I am not new to motorcycles, but I am new to Ducati's. And I will be honest and admit that all of my previous motorcycle expertise was on Japanese motorcycles. I do like getting my hands dirty and would rather work on my motorcycle before I give a kidney to the stealership. Currently I have another motorcycle; a 1980 XS650(706), that I spent a little over a year building it into a cafe racer. So I guess you can say I am not afraid to customize and create my own fabrications. I guess I have a way of thinking outside of the box when it comes to my motorcycle builds. I hope you will enjoy following my thread and maybe help me along the way.