I was quoated almost a grand.....yes you have that right, almost a grand from my local mega dealer.
What are you, some kind of cheapskate or something ???
Small price to pay for therapy
, isn't it ?
As for the notion that most of these shim-under-bucket valve engines can be checked and adjusted once at 26kmi, and that if you sand the shims to put all the valves at the low end of the spec, you may be able to ride for 80k + miles without having to adjust again--utter nonsense !!
(my bike and numerous others being exceptions, though).
And what's this notion that gathered data, statistics and probability can be used to draw inferences of similar engines, makes, and models of motorcycles ?? Do you think these mathematical tools have been used successfully in the advancement of medical science, engineering, manufacturing quality control, and electronics successfully for hundreds of years or something ? Next thing you know, you'll be telling me that Global Warming is real
What are you, some kind of Democrat, or something ?
(User NVT posted his valve reading on his '06 DL650, and the readings were the same as my '06 DL650 at the same mileage; but I'm sure this was just a meaningless coincidence.)
Don't you realize that when any work must be done to a motorcycle, that only the most expensive additives and lubricants(chain, engine, brake, etc.) must be used ? Most engines will fail in a short time if anything less than the most expensive products are used(except mine; I'm just lucky, I guess).
The resulting engine failure could cause deep psychological damage which could destroy your marriage. You could lose your children and your house. You'll whole life will go down the tubes if you do not dedicate yourself to following you service manual exactly, and purchase only the most expensive products for it, and have the work performed by the most expensive mechanics available.
NEVER post valid Total Cost Of Ownership information on this website. It just isn't proper for the Stromtrooper website anymore. It was once, but that was a long time ago.
There are people on this website with valid High School diplomas, and I suggest you take their advice seriously.
....and don't go thinking there are people on this website trying to encourage unnecessary motorcycle expenditures.
It's not happening. You're just imagining it. Go back to sleep.