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post #1 of 2 Old 08-30-2015, 09:32 PM Thread Starter
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Northern Colorado maintenance help

Hello folks,

I have a new to me 2009 DL1000 that needs a valve check/adjustment, TBS, and hunting down a potential vacuum leak and poor idling...

I'm hoping to meet someone who would be willing to help me learn how to do these steps myself, instead of paying a shop to do it. I've watched a few videos, have opposable thumbs, but don't trust myself to do that on my own.

I know that this may be a long shot, but I thought I would at least try. I'd make it worth anyone's time and effort through some sort of arrangement...

Thanks folks!

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post #2 of 2 Old 08-31-2015, 09:43 AM
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Like you I have concerns about self wrenching in the unfamiliar.
I had a mechanic friend, who loves to work on these engines, do my valve check. His knowledge made the job look easy.
My attempt would have been like an adventure of a day with a new brain.
Good luck with your search.
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