This an old recall, and YES the dealer is supposed
to adjust/check the valves if cams get replaced......but don't bet on it.
Dealer is losing money being paid by Suzuki for this, valve "adjustment" is where a dealer can make good money off a patron paying cash. The number of folks here who have valves checked by a dealer and they find "valves in spec".....I call complete bullshit on. Just had mine done by a local very well respected and trusted private motorcycle mechanic, I had 1 front intake tight and 1 rear exhaust tight "19,700 miles". He put ALL clearances to just under the middle spec, he also uses Suzuki and Kawasaki OEM kit race specs over the specs in the service manual, he says the tolerances are much more accurate this way. He is a team Kawasaki factory racer, "flat track, road, and MX" so he knows what he's talking about. He said very few bike valves he checks don't need adjusted
, he also says the V-Strom engines are some of the best designed and reliable engines out there.
Yeah I am very skeptical of most dealers doing actual valve inspections and adjustments, it's labor intensive and so easy to screw up. Also have we had a single documented case of a Strom engine grenading due to valve failures?
Valves being properly in tolerance will be noticeable in performance and longevity, but these engines are simply hard to kill regardless. The known common failures have been due to dirt getting past the air filter and into the top end, that most certainly is a killer. Local MEGA dealer where I bought my Strom was gonna charge me "$650" just to check my valves, would be an additional "$400" if they needed adjusted.
My boy Ryan did it ALL for $220, I gladly handed him $300 cash.