Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Burpengary, Queensland, Australia
I'm on a Superbike 848 (so not much different, especially engine-wise), and do all my own servicing, so far - that's 2 minor and 1 major service.
Valve adjustments are surprisingly easy, I thought. The 848 was my first liquid-cooled engine, and all my bike engines before that were pushrod-driven with hydraulic self-adjusting tappets (air-cooled Buells), so a bit of a learning curve for me with that.
Otherwise, the whole process was far less daunting that I was expecting.
If you are in any way mechanically inclined, and not scared to read up on a few dozen posts of being doing it, or watch as many youtube videos of people doing it as you can find, then I reckon it's a good way to save yourself some money.
I also trust my own work far more than a dealer or mechanic, but that's another story...
Black 2010 848 Superbike.