i have been lucky over the years with my bikes, mechanically. the only times i have had a bike in to have professional work performed, it was always only a couple of hours of labour or less. ..stuff i have not done before or the boys were not available to help. i always do the standard sevices and upkeep, and attempt to do all repairs where i can. this time, i replaced an oil seal (sprocket/counter shaft seal) and i was not totally successful. it still leaked after a big long ride...tho no leak if i rode it to work or to town ..same as before. anyhow..i took my baby to the pro's for a proper oil seal change... and it came back worse..dropping oil like never before. now she has to stay in the hospital till next monday, till the new seal arrives... crickey!! she might not be home till tuesday!!! i dont know how i will manage the weekend without her... they will take good care of her..wont they..???