Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Frederick, MD, United States
Chain tensioner was the first thing I thought of as well
I did mine. I thought it would be difficult, but it wasn't. Get a Climber guide and look through Youtube videos and it will take time and effort, but it is not that difficult.
I wrecked my bike and basically rebuilt the engine. The main takeaway I got from the experience is that it was not as difficult as I thought it would be. You may want to replace the rails and front crank oil seal while you are at it. Just make sure you set the valve cams and the crank properly to get the timing correct. the manual will take you through it.
2004 K1200GT Orient Blue