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post #1 of 18 Old 06-15-2004, 04:32 PM Thread Starter
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DL 650 Valve Maintenance Interval

HI,

On a DL 650

How often do you adjust the Valves? :shock:

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post #2 of 18 Old 06-15-2004, 06:42 PM
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post #3 of 18 Old 09-17-2005, 09:28 PM
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In canada the manual states 24,000km. I just checked mine with 23,400km on it and the valves were all within spec.
I have been using synthetic oil as well.

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Hey rcacs,

Ive got 6k on my 650. I did the 1st service myself but didnt check the valves. I am running regular oil but may go synth.
Did you get your 1st service and valves checked?

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I do all my own service and repair work. I have never taken it to a dealer, not even for the first check. I run synthetic 4-stroke oil and have put on 28,000 trouble free KM's so far this year.
There is absolutatly no need for the valves to be checked for at least 24,000km, and mine were all still within spec at that mileage.
I worked for suzuki many years ago, and have always ridden suzukis.


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Rick,
Cool. I try and do my own work when I can. I had an old Ninja 900 and wrenched nearly everything (young and lacking $). But since I bought the Dl new I was worried that if I didnt bring er in I may have screwed the warranty. When I found it wasnt the case I just changed the oil..

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Providing you keep reciepts and records of your service work (oil, filters, etc) and the bike shows no sign of abuse, the warranty must be honored. "warranty checks" done by dealers are good if you have found a dealer you can trust. Often (very) you will get work done that is not required, and some will tell you that they must do the work or you have no warranty. This is incorrect.
The valves are a fair amount of work to adjust on the Wee, so its very nice that they dont require adjusting very often. Using synthetic oil should really help out with this.

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I did mine at 12k, 24k and again at about 50k [all kilometers].

They have always been in spec
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exactally my point. unfortunatly there are dealers out there hosing guys with valve checks at low mileage.

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Two of the valves on my 01 BMW F650 were out of spec (too tight) when I checked them at 600 miles. They arent scheduled to be checked until 6000 miles. Is it worth taking a chance (however slight) that the valves are set correctly at the factory? If they arent, theyll be like that for 15,000 miles or until you check them.
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