Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: plymouth, michigan
As a previous poster noted, he's never had the valves adjusted - even at 60000 miles. It's a crapshoot. Even if this Strom needed a valve inspection, it's not that big a deal - you'd have to worry about that for most bikes [cept those bikes with hydraulic lifters].
And, 30k is not a lot of miles for this motor. And since it's winter, a lot of service shops are slow - you may be able to bargain a deal on a valve inspection on that wee - find out how much it costs at your Local Bike Shop, and offer the seller to split the difference in the sale price. That's at least fair. Or, if you really like the bike and it's nice, then buy the suckah, and worry about inspecting the valves next year!
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Last edited by jokermtb; 01-18-2011 at 11:27 PM.