I have had my 03 LT for less than a month. and it had approx. 10,500 miles when purchased. I have put over 2000 miles on it in that time and have scheduled the 12,000 mile service. The bike runs great. Looks like the bill will be at least $700 at least and probably more from what I have heard. My question is just how important is everything that is done in this service and is it really necessary. Oh I know that if I really wanted to I could do a lot of the service myself if I really wanted to learn it. I really have No desire to or the time. My cars have a lot more miles and require a lot less service. I can see changing the oil and making sure brake pads and tires are good but come on valve adjustments every 6000 miles seems a bit rediculous or replacing the brake fliud seems like a bit much also. In a few thousand I will be replacing tires also. Beginning to think I may have made a mistake in purchasing a Beemer. I know some will say that this is the price you pay for no breakdowns etc. I am sorry but I am not sure I buy that. Like I said my vehicles run with virtually no problems and they are not in the shop every 6000 miles for some dealer service except oil changes. I guess I am looking for some honest feedback in just how critical the 12000 mile service is etc. Thanks for your feedback in advance.