Brian steered you in the right direction on the shifter. On some, you have to pull the screw all the way out before it'll come off the spines, where on other shifters, loosen it up and it'll slide right off.
My 02' makes me take the greasy bolt out, where my buddy's 98' slides right out.
The brake's adjust able with a screw/locknut configuration.
Since we're on the subject, how much fork tube is sticking out the top of your triple clamp? If your dealer's an idiot, there will be 3-4" sticking out. If not, it'll be flush with the cap. If it's not flush with the cap, take it back to the idiot and tell him to do it right.
WHEN YOU CHANGE OIL, make SURE you put the tube back in the filter. There's a metal tube that goes into the filter, before puting the new filter in the bike. If the tube gets dumped with the dirty oil, you're not filtering oil in your bike anymore.
Anybody have suggestions??