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post #1 of 4 Old 06-19-2009, 01:13 PM Thread Starter
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14k service

What does the 14.5k service entail, and what is a fair price for the service?
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post #2 of 4 Old 06-23-2009, 12:31 PM
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If you have an owner's manual, it's about pg. 39. If you don't have the book, replace the plugs and oil. Tighten the exhaust bolts & chassis bolts & nuts. Inspect air filter, fuel hose, idle speed, throttle cable play, t body snc., rad hose, clutch, drive chain, brakes & their hose & fluids, tires, steering, forks, and rear susp. Inspect includes, inspect, clean adjust, replace as required and lube as required. Honest, Bob...

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post #3 of 4 Old 06-23-2009, 01:48 PM
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14,500mi is also time for the first valve clearance check and possible adjustment. That's one not to miss.

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post #4 of 4 Old 06-29-2009, 12:22 AM
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Originally Posted by greywolf View Post
14,500mi is also time for the first valve clearance check and possible adjustment. That's one not to miss.


I checked mine at 15k...and most were within spec....but two were close. They were close enough that I will adjust them at 20K. The 14-15k check is most important for valve clearances.

My plugs were still ok....I steel brushed them off and reinstalled. I will replace at 20k.

By the way, if you have the dealer do it....I have heard of prices anywhere from $400 to $700. Me, I invested a day with the bike, the shop manual ....... and zero dollars.

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