I wholeheartedly agree with this. I was able to take advantage of firstbeemer's lift this spring when he generously hosted a tech session for myself and a couple of other members. I got the entire 12K done without a hitch, rode the bike to Alaska and back (just got back Tuesday - a total of 11,500 miles) and now I'm ready for my next 12K, which I am confident I can do myself. Tech Sessions are worth their weight in gold and the people generous enough to share their space and knowledge are even more valuable IMHO.firstbeemer said:I believe all the dealers use a book price for the service. They nailed me for $1200 for the 24K service. When I had the 36K done, it was done in my own garage on the lift I bought to make it easier. That service cost me $275 for the parts. Do yourself a favor and find a tech session in your area. Do it yourself. It will be done better and without feeling screwed.