I have been looking, searching and reading my manual, but is it possible to remove the motor without taking the transmission off first as the book says? Maintenance issues finally surfaced, I guess that gremlin bell only lasts but so long. While checking the oil, it was almost a quart low, from 2 weeks ago. So while I knew the pushrod tubes leaked some , but now a river runs through it. I noticed oil dripping from the valve cover seal, when to tighten.....couldn't, stud is striped in the head, gotta helicoil it. and plenty of other leaks, I know I am going to fix the valve cover bolt this week, I didn't want to pull the motor until I return to the states because I want to restore the bike, only want to pull the motor once so I can powdercoat the frame it is too expensive here in Germany, and I am getting a new 1200GS in Feb of next year. I have seen vides and articles about replacing the pushrod seals, if I am going to go that far, might as well hone and re-ring the pistons. Just don't want to do that here. Just need the ole airhead to last for 2 more months before winter sets in.