Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Putnam, CT, USA
The 12k is pretty easy except for the brake bleed (done "right" and assuming its been 2 years). Most of the work is getting all the tupperware and the tank off. If you change the fuel filter, ask for some fuel rated screw clamps rather than the factory clamps that take a special tool. If the valves are off, and that is unlikely at 12k, you should be prepared to go to the dealer to get the right buckets and also add a few hours of work to take the cams out change the buckets and the put the cams back in (Have lots of plastic wire ties to lock everything down).
Personally, I leave the valves and the brake bleed to the dealer as I would rather spend those hours riding. If I am in town, I wouldn't mind helping/guiding/kibitzing!
'07 - R1200RT Slippery Silver
'03 R1150RT - MAXed out
'03 K1200LTC - Gone to the Darko side
'00 Kawasaki Concours - Buzz
'71 Honda SL350 - The original dual-sport
'72 Kawasaki 250 triple - The smoking gun
'67 Montgomery Wards 125 - Thrashed to death