Thanks so much for the advice helishmeli! I miss working on mechanical stuff, it's been years. It's funny because as you get older, have a good job, and money to pay for installs, you simply just get lazy to do these things. I remember spending hours to swap a full exhaust on my cars. But now, it's so much easier to pay someone.
My philosophy is to get to know the bike first because that helps to not get bs'd by a mechanic. You will know the basics and that will help inform you if you have a legit or liar for a mechanic. lol. I've learned this the hard way over the years, but that has contributed to my knowledge on it now. So, I want to do the same with the motorcycle.
Anywho, I am currently waiting for a Termi distributor to confirm the y-pipe that the previous owner didn't include If it clears, then I'll have to wait for a few days as it'll be coming from Canada. I have a car as a back up and my work provides a shuttle. So, I can actually take my time to make sure I can do a clean install of these. Do you recommend any sites on where I can buy the appropriate Ducati tools? Or guide me to a link that gives good advice on what tools I can purchase at any tool store?
The tools are pretty straight forward. Just standard auto tools. I think it was standard 3-8mm hex bits, a ratchet maybe, and a torque wrench if the termi manual gives you exact torques. Check the manual, it should tell you what's needed.
No special ducati tools needed for the akrapovic, so can someone back me up if it's the same for the termi? I think the termi comes with an up-map, but I don't think that needs anything special to install either.
A rear stand would be the most expensive tool, pitbull makes the best ones but you can get a cheaper one. You would also need rear spools to use the stand (unless you get a swingarm lift stand but those are harder to use).
This video might be worth a watch, just ignore the headers part as you are only doing the slip-on.