Re: Timing belts....why 12K km?
In his service manuals for our bikes, LT Snyde, says our duc's belts deteriorate more quickly than those in cars...mainly because of their proximity to engine heat. That's why he likes to vent his belt covers for a little more leeway in the lifetime of the belts.
I'm following his advice and will change my belts as he recommends. Cheap insurance is always good