Spent quite a bit of money yesterday on a full round of engine rebuild parts for the project EX. All new bottom end bearings, con rod bearings (yes FOG, I ordered the right size(color) by referencing the size stampings), rings, gaskets, valve seals, etc. Went all OEM because I want to do it once and right. Total cost was around $600, which is why nobody does this. A good used engine can cost as little as half as much. But, here in California, the engine number is on the title and follows it from owner to owner, and I wanted the knowledge anyways as I have so many spares I need to build.
1990 EX500 - 139,000 miles as of April 29th, 2019
1993 Ducati 900SS - The real canyon carver
2002 EX500 - Undergoing a full restoration