Ok, so I've managed to get my rear wheel fixed after a nail flat, had a front tire nail flat 2 days later. My guess is that both happened at the same time, but the front never lost pressure. Anyhow, after noticing the nail in the front, it was time to pull that wheel and take it to the dealership 70 miles away to get the tire replaced. No problem I thought, since I just went through this same drill on that back tire a couple of days earlier. Working in a 10x10 storage unit (93 degrees F today) shared with an HD Ultra and numerous other boxes, I didn't think this would be a problem since the rear tire was so easy. Had all the tools in my temp tool box since all my real tools are in storage, and proceeded to take on the job. Put the bike on the center stand, put a scissors jack with a block of wood to jack up the front of the engine case, and started freeing up the wheel. As per the manual, -Unscrewed the speed sensor on the left side and let it hang loose. -Used some blue painter's tape to cover the rim in the area behind the calipers in case I dinged the rims while removing calipers. -unbolted the calipers and used double-wire ties attached to the engine guards to pul them back out of the way -loosened the pinch bolts on both legs -then got pissed off because I needed a 15mm hex head and/or a 20mm to unscrew and pull the axle I'll stop here for a moment as this is when a very simple job became very annoying. I had to drive 4 hours total to get the "special tool" to remove the axle- Sears or Lowes just doesn't carry stuff like that. Why in the world should I have to purchase a "special tool" to remove a wheel on an expensive, allegedly high quality motorcycle? Tools to remove both wheels, do a basic oil change and basic adjustments should be mandatory on any MC sold- like a jack and a spare on a car. More on this later, but my simple wheel removal and tire replacement turned into a 2 day event instead of a long afternoon... To continue, once I procured the "special tool"- $19- the job took about 10 minutes. -Drove back to dealer- again, 4 hour round trip, and had tire replaced -Again, thanks MOA, as this tire seems to be covered by the tire replacement policy also- really good value as it seems I do live next door to a nail factory -reinstalled front wheel in about 10 minutes now that I had the additional "special tool" Surprise moment- After completing the install, I rolled the bike out of the storage unit and readied for a test ride. Had a complete panic moment as I squeezed the front brake and nothing happened- surprising since I hadn't disturbed the hand lever or opened the M/C during this process, so no need for a bleed I thought. A couple of quick pumps on the hand lever brought the pressure back, and all things returned to normal. Glad I now know so that I wouldn't go bombing down the highway after doing this next time. Anyhow, basic maintenance on this bike is incredibly straightforward and simple if you have the tools that you may not know that you need. The manual could be a little more detailed for this type of stuff, and they should state things such as " you need an Xmm wrench for this; Ymm for that" which I'm sure is somewhere, but not obvious to me. Also, a bit disappointed, as while down in that area of the bike I noticed a lot of green fluid had puked out of the cooler overflow hole, and my left fork leg was oily. Will engage in "watchful waiting" to see if this resolves with mileage or is a warranty issue. I suspect the latter. Somebody posted a thread about being "saved from buying a Harley". At this point, my 2016 R1200RS with ~2k miles has been more needy than my 2010 HD Ultraclassic which has made more than a few trips from the east coast to Sturgis without anything more than normal maintenance. The BMW is awesome to ride, but not counting the flats, is potentially starting to be a bit inconvenient to own.