I do all my own maintenance. I am at close to 14000 miles for my first year with the C-14, so it is just about time to adjust the valves. Plus this will give me something to do on the days when the roads are two icey. I rode on Sunday, cold just above freezing, light mist of rain, and strong winds, but hey still got in about 70 miles. I thought it was going to turn to freezing rain before I got home.
One thing the C-14 does pretty well is protect you from the elements. Was thinking of doing an extended ride the week end before Christmas, I will just have to wait and see what the road conditions are. They can change hourly in Michigan. I don't mind the cold, or even a patch or two of ice and snow, its when its miles of snow or ice and you have to ride at a crawl with 4x4 SUV and trucks blowing buy that takes the fun out of the ride.