The first year, I did it along with a a safety inspection to make sure everything was okay with the new bike. The next year, I freaked myself out and kept thinking, what if I screw it up? The next year, I needed new tires, so had it all done on the same visit (boy, was that an expensive trip). Now finally this year, I decided it was happening. $30 and a few hours of my time. It only took that long because we were trying to figure out if we could use the lift (nope), and went to get a new drain plug and gasket, because they apparently used a crush washer last year and I was nervous that it might leak if I didn't have a new gasket. Also bought an oil filter wrench for the next time, even though channel locks worked okay this time. Then my battery died, so I had to deal with that. But definitely have a sense of pride that I did it myself!
1998 Honda Shadow ACE 750
May 2016 Ride of the Month Winner!