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post #1 of 28 Old 03-03-2010, 07:29 PM Thread Starter
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Valve Check and Adjust Cost

Any idea what I can expect to pay to have the valves checked and shimmed if needed?
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Or find a buddy to do it...support a local friends farkle fund?

You in Columbus OH??

I need money for a new bike...lol...

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Or find a buddy to do it...support a local friends farkle fund?

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This coming from someone who's always asking for help........

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I had a Valve Check and Throttle Body Synchronization (TBS) done by my local dealer here in NC for $160. I dropped the bike off with the fairing already removed and the valves were well within spec.

At almost 40,000 miles the bike is ready for it again.

As far a doing it one's self, it's not that simple. If you don't have an intimate knowledge of four-stroke internal combustion engines and some depth of experience with torque wrenches, you stand a better chance of screwing things up yourself than having a reputable dealer screwing it up for you.

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Any idea what I can expect to pay to have the valves checked and shimmed if needed?
right around $350.+
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Even if they are "within spec" insist that they set them at the maximum value while they are in there. "In spec" could be out of spec in 6 months if they are at the minimum value (still within spec!) ...and you won't know until it's too late. Just my $.02.

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I've had an intake valve sitting just above minimum at three checks now. I've only had one exhaust valve tighten through all those checks. There is not much movement involved. If I need to make a change, I'm going for the middle of the spec. Making more noise or reducing valve open time more than necessary are not what I'll opt to do. I may not live long enough for a valve to go from maximum to minimum.

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I may not live long enough for a valve to go from maximum to minimum.
I think I speak for many on this forum in saying I hope you're wrong.
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