I'm of the opinion anything can be done by a total novice, that's how we learn new things. This job really isn't that difficult if you follow the steps in the manual. And really not a lot of tools or special equipment needed; some feeler gauges, a tool to push the cups down*, typical hand tools - certainly no lift or garage.Could this be done by a total novice, with appropriate planning and (if needed) access to a garage/lift/lots of tools?
* The tool I'm referring to is discussed earlier in this thread. See posts #6 and 7.
I haven't looked, is there a tutorial on adjusting valves available on the forum? I'm sure someone has documented doing it.