Several of the line-items in my motorcycle's maintenance schedule are marked "K", for "Should be serviced by an authorized Kawasaki Dealer".
Example items are "Brake fluid--change" and "Steering stem bearing--lubricate".
Is this just CYA on their part, or is it really a good idea to find a Kawasaki dealer for these? I bought the bike used, and have only ever taken it to an independent service shop before, or done (very minor) work myself.
Is it reasonable to believe that an independent service shop who can work on Kawasaki bikes will be just as qualified to do "K" items?