The dealer declined when I requested the first one. I did it myself a few months ago at about 28k. Still in spec, so it must have been in spec had the first one been done. I chose 2 with no adjustment needed.
Good choice. Maybe mileage rather than assuming 14,500 miles per adjustment would have been a better poll setup.28k. Still in spec, so it must have been in spec had the first one been done. I chose 2 with no adjustment needed.
That's why if you have to take out a cam, adjust both valves to the middle to high end of the spec. In fact, I'd go for all the valves in that cylinder because the cam chain has to be loosened and reset anyway.At the first check (14,800 mi.) , I had one tight exhaust valve. Adjustment needed.
At the second check (35,400 mi.), the other 3 exhaust valves were tight. Adjustment needed.
Low or middle, my K2 was built with precision. I finally did the check at 24,000 miles this June.My guess is that Suzuki builds toward to low end of the spec so the valves will be
quiet on the showroom floor; they'll stay in spec through the warranty period as well.
My 04 Wee with 21k + miles hasn't been checked yet. I'm not confident I could do it properly and my steering bearings are slowly going so that will be the next major job to be done.It looks like 32 650s and 19 1000s so far. I'll bet the great majority of bikes out there haven't been checked yet.
My left side Givi bar looks EXACTLY like that. I just discovered it the last time I rode, and it's never been down. I've had the bars off (to do my valve adjustment, in fact), and they were intact then, so the weld failed just from vibration or temperature cycling since then. They're still installed, but I noticed a shiny area around the weld. Upon further inspection, I noticed I can pull the whole bar away from the flange. $^*#@!...
I can't complain. They did their job. ....
My K5 was like that, too. A little surprising to find such discrete sizes in there when they're not available in the kit.Low or middle, my K2 was built with precision. I finally did the check at 24,000 miles this June.
Three intakes had 2.75 shims, one had 2.72. Three exhaust had 2.90, one exhaust had 2.88 shim.
I'd call that fussy adjustment at the factory, since retail shims are only available to the nearest .05mm.