I was doing winter maintenance on the "Machine" when I found some problems with a cylinder head and the valves binding. Ended up being an issue I ignored from my first attempt at adjusting the valves and one of the valve guides was chipped. I slowly modified the bike over the four years I've owned it but in October of 2012 I completely rebuilt the bike from the engine up. Larger valves in both heads, full 748 suspension, new full exhaust, 08 Challenger paint for the body work & Ducati red powder coat for the frame and a black/red mix for the swing arm. The bike was the factory black with white wheels but I always wanted a red Ducati I think I ended up with a good mix between the two.