Just when I'd finally got over the frustration of dealing with those clowns. Here's hoping he did more than just tear out the added wiring for farkles inside the fairing. Think I'll take a closer look for tool marks and such.If you don't trust the dealer, I'd think twice about believing the valve check was actually done. The usual experience is the valves are at the narrow end of the range. It is believed Suzuki either sets them in the middle when new and the initial bedding in moves them there or they are set at the tight end to keep them quiet. Also, variance in the range is typical. All the clearances in the middle sounds fishy to me.
The dealer declined? What kind of lame ass outfit is it? I do my own (motorcycle service tech - 30 yrs exp.)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.
Hey Buddy, i havenet visited with you in at least a year.....i have gotten a lot of good advice from you and thanks for it all. i have done alot to this bike, improvements, probably 6-7 torrences, 2 sets chain sprockets, one set bakes, lotsa oil/filters and she is still running fine. did the speedo hearler and speedometer face plate change so mileage and mph are reading correct. also did the "tre" which made the bike way more fun to ride !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.
Ok, got the rears checked...remember they 63,000 miles and this is the first time valve check.I only remember a couple of valve problems reported. I'm around 47,500 miles at this point. There have been a number of bikes with over 100,000 miles.
Good luck with that I would just take it off. It is a great opportunity to get the antifreeze changed and also get to check that all of your your hose clamps are tight and in good shape.I read that JUST to check the fronts, I dont have to remove the radiator how in the heck do you do that?
i have searched but found nothing that helps. Any ideas or any links that might help?
Good to hear from you and being a rider with 47,000 miles....650 or 1000? the valve you checked...front or rear cylinder? 3 = .178...wow, would seem really noisie and one was .012, intake or exhaust?Like always, I am late to the party. I just checked my valves for the first time. My bike only has 47,000 miles on her but I checked them anyway:green_lol: Three of the four were .178 and one was .012. I was surprised to find the shims different sizes. Three of them 298 and one 302 (yes this was the tightest one). I replaced them all with 290s and she is running like a dream.:hurray:
Oh ya, did you guys know the sproket cushin should hold in the sprocket carrier? I thought it was supposed to fall out every time I removed the wheel.:thumbup: