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post #1 of 44 Old 03-21-2018, 07:47 PM Thread Starter
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14,500 (24,000km) mile service

Have everything I need for my valve clearance check, I hope. I don't want any last minute surprises
do I need anything else?

Service manual (not shown)

Feeler gauges stepped in the size I need for checking the valves

New spark plugs (might as well while I'm in there)

New coolant silicate borate free

Oil change and filter

chain lube (it's due)

brake fluid to flush the brakes

sockets and allen wrenches



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2015 Victory Cross Country bought new 7/11/15 (dyno tuned 118hp 116tq)
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My take on oil: Name brand, wet clutch compatible.....BAM good to go.

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Leave the plugs be, replace them at next check.....everything else looks good, where are the torque wrenches?
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Leave the plugs be, replace them at next check.....everything else looks good, where are the torque wrenches?
OK I'll leave them alone.
I have a torque wrench in my tool box.

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2015 Victory Cross Country bought new 7/11/15 (dyno tuned 118hp 116tq)
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I'm working on the same on my 2015 ...
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Technically...
Air filter is due as well.




Also, I've been told fuel filters are good to replace often.
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Do I need to drain the gas tank or is there a check valve to keep the gas from pouring out?

2015 Suzuki V-Strom DL650 bought new 4/26/17
2015 Victory Cross Country bought new 7/11/15 (dyno tuned 118hp 116tq)
If it's not broken, make it better
My take on oil: Name brand, wet clutch compatible.....BAM good to go.
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New valve cover gaskets?

When you disconnect the fuel line from the fuel pump that lives inside the tank, no fuel will flow out. So don't worry about that. Just have a rag handy to catch the few drops that will inevitably spill.
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New valve cover gaskets?

When you disconnect the fuel line from the fuel pump that lives inside the tank, no fuel will flow out. So don't worry about that. Just have a rag handy to catch the few drops that will inevitably spill.
Aren't the valve cover gaskets reusable?

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Here's my list when I did it:
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Metric feeler gauge
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