I can fully relate to what you're saying. While not my first Ducati, I picked this one up from this forum a couple of years ago for $600. Had an electrical gremlin, sounded easy enough to me. After a year of screwing around with it, including taking it to a shop, I gave up. On the plus side, I got $1300 for it, which meant I just broke even. Bottom line, if I can't hear it run I'm walking.