me and brooklyn rob was kicking back a couple of cold ones talking about my old guzzi, women and adv rider, not necessarily in that order when he said he would like to see his bike in advrider, other then when he crashes it trying to go over little hills......okay, it was a big hill or so i am told. so i offered to document his service and we could post that on advrider. no crashes, i hope. with the understanding that the service would take longer we agreed to do it. or should i say, i agreed to do it. so this may be boring. if you could give two shits what happens during the 12k service on a f650 move on. nothing to see here. if you want to see what a trained monkey looks like spinning wrenches, you have come to the right place! turn the page. or scroll down. every bike should get a preliminary test ride. it doesnt have to be long. this one was only three miles but i was able to confirm one complaint, that he had a small wobble/weave at around 45 mph. and; get it hot enough to observe the fan run and shut itself off. the other thing i really like to do is to check for any codes. that will have to wait till the end because i did not activate my GS911 in time and for reasons that will be revealed later i cannot spin the motor over now. but, his bike ran good, started right up and other then a little more backfiring then i would like, gave me no reason to suspect any problems. so with a piping hot bike, its time to change the oil. if you can still turn the bars move them over to expose these two guys on the left and right and loosen them but do not take them out. i cannot stomach it when i see a bike getting its oil changed cold. plus, i have never had a stuck filter or plug and i never change the oil cold. take off the signal mount, disconect it, do not let it hang. it could scratch something or damage the wires. before you pull off the panel make sure you remove the oil filler/dipstick. pull the panel up over the neck and put it somewhere safe. this exposes the oil bag. loosen the drain bolt with out removing it before you take it off its mounts. then remove the torx and two retaining clips and washers; one quick way to tell if someone has been hacking away at your bike is to look for the two black nylon washers. the clips are a PITA to put on if they are in place. very easy if not. but they have to serve a purpose right? otherwise the fuhrer would not have put them there! now pull the oil bag free of its posts and remove the drain plug and let it piss away. next comes the engine drain; you can snake wrench in there but if it gives you any trouble, pull the engine guard and skid plate and attack it with a socket. i had no problems and it came right out! yeah it makes a mess, nothing a can of brake cleaner cant handle. besides, i dont want to try to remove all that stuff after Rob was making little rocks out of big rocks with his engine guard!:huh shits all bent to hell! now to the oil filter; remove this; and this; and then the two lower bolts but just loosen the top one and break the seal. like so. after it is mostly drained, about one minute, i like to start the bike and let it run for 1 sec. you will be surprised how much more oil comes out. if you took the filter out, now would be a good time to clean your gargage wall! now, have a beer, eat lunch whatever. give the oil a chance to drain completely. remove the filter and you are ready to move on. thats all i have time for now. will post more later as the time allows. pardon my grammer and cheers.