Too bad you didn't post up before christmas. We could have done three at a time. I did mine for the 3rd time and my boy did his for his first time.
My son and I are in the same boat as otown, we travel for work and are gone alot. If you google ktm 950 Hall of Wisdom there are great step by step and pics. My son bought a 10mm shim kit for around 70 bucks, has all the sizes. Not a bad investment if you are going to keep the bike forever, like me
Just go for it. You'll feel ..... I don't know something, hopefully not frustration.