Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Piedmont, NC
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It does suck to do; but, it only has to be done every 16,000 miles. The worst part is getting all the way in there and finding they're all within spec. "Welp geez! You could have just told me you were fine before I dug a hole to China!"
I actually considered "upgrading" (although briefly then came to my senses) to a CTX700 for that very reason; still fuel efficient, torquey, but has screw-type shims and all you really have to do is drop the radiator and you can get to pretty much everything at the top end because of how low and forward slung the engine is.
Tis better to be thought a fool and remain silent, than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt.