After discovering that my "local" (200+ mile away) BMW Dealer no longer offered loaner bikes with an overnight service, I decided to tackle the 12k mile and annual service on my F700GS. I did have to purchase a couple relatively inexpensive BMW tools in preparation of the project, but with Factory Shop Manual on CD in hand, the project went reasonably well. Luckily, I did not have to tackle pulling the cams, as the valves were all in spec. The brake fluid flush was probably a little messier than it should have been, but there was a definite improvement in brake feel when I test rode the bike in my cul-de-sac after re-assembling the body-work. I also "scrubbed in" my newly mounted Mitas E-07 semi-knobbly (50/50) tires. I definitely left more rubber on the road than I am accustomed to with my typically more street oriented tires. My GS will now be parked in anticipation of the TLH, and a Newfoundland return trip in June.