I stupidly picked up this dilapidated 998 as a birthday gift to myself in October of 2017. Wife said it was stupid to buy another motorcycle a month before the birth of our first child. Nonsense. Perfect timing. The idea was to 'rescue' this poor thing and turn it into a fun track day/race bike to race in the 'Modern Classic' races that are becoming quite popular as new superbike prices continue to rise and old ones are no longer competitive with modern stuff. The real problem started by not setting myself a proper budget, timeline or actual detailed do's and don'ts. So down the rabbit hole we go... Here's the woeful shape she was in back then.