This is so true!!.
You will find at the beginning that the cost of special tools , torque wrench , half moon wrenches, feeler gauges, micrometer, good digital meter( Note at bottom), good oil filter wrench/socket drive, oil filling funnel system that attaches to the new oil jug/ CW shut off ( Canadian Tire, will post in sticky), and the list goes on, so the cost will probably be equal to 1/2 to 3/4 of the cost of getting it done, after the first time, the cost would be about 1/5 the cost.
Here is a example that happened recently; Mentioned oil change, I purchased filter from my honest dealer for $12 Canadian each, Mobile 1 15/50 on sale at Canadian Tire around $9 a liter, total cost for the oil change $35 with tax**** someone else with a 2015 identical to my bike $150 done at the dealer. We have a recycling program, put the used oil out with the recycling material in a original container, mark it used
, and it is gone with the rest of the trash, except it gets recycled!!
The valve shim check is a excellent example of savings, about the only thing you should need to buy, if you have been wrenching for 6 months is a go/ no go feeler gauges, a 1/4 inch drive torque wrench, a good micrometer that goes to 0.0001
" and if a 2015, a set of half moon wrenches with a 12 mm !
Total cost about $100, to get it done if shims required about $600, if a MK-1 or MK-2 , expect to pay about $150 more for the same work, as more labour is involved in removing installing the plastic.
( anyone looking for a good meter, I may start a sticky on, many used Fluke meters that were built like a tank and cost $800 when new are going for $30 to $60, I still own several of these, why, because the magnetic /emf/ shielding was superior to today's meters, hard to believe but true, if there is interest, post a new thread, Good Used Digital Meters