Re: Newbie looking to at trading from ducati
There was a factory recall on the coils and axle nut. It can still be done at a dealership for free if it hasn't been done yet. Take it for a ride. Since you already have some experience riding a bike, you should be able to tell if there is something seriously wrong with it (bent frame, tweaked forks, weak clutch, etc). Try to coax some information. Why is he getting rid of it? How often did he change the oil? Did he race or stunt it? Etc. Pay close attention to what you see (scraped pegs, damaged body work, etc) vs. what he says.
My bike has around 19k. The engine is still solid and the clutch is really tight. Aside from a bent frame, you can basically fix everything yourself. Cheap used parts are everywhere and there is a lot of documented knowledge on the 2nd gens.