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Old 02-18-2010, 11:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Bike just hit 10,000 how do u know when to adjust valves? any other maintanace i should do?
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Old 02-18-2010, 11:45 PM   #2 (permalink)
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The service manual has all the intervals, but I think you just need to do some regular stuff like oil change, check sprockets/chain, etc. Valve adjustment is at 15k (I think)
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Old 02-19-2010, 12:24 AM   #3 (permalink)
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i just read the manual and i think it said that valve clearance is every 26k miles......i may have read it wrong.....
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first valve adjust is at 15,000 Miles per the book
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first valve adjust is at 15,000 Miles per the book
if they were adjusted at 7,000 miles when do you think would be a good time to do it again (bike is at 14,000)
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Old 02-19-2010, 02:07 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Every 15,000 miles according to the manual. My bike was at 20,000 before I had them adjusted and nothing bad came of it, however it was used to commute ~75 miles a day for like 3 years; so it wasn't pushed hard very often.

If you are running at high rpm very often you would want to change it more often, but we're talking heavy race and track type of usage.

Most of the advanced group track riders and racers that I know check/adjust their valves once every season. Not really sure what that equates to in miles though.
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Old 02-19-2010, 06:41 AM   #7 (permalink)
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The workshop manual says every 15,000 miles for US and Canadian models, and 26,000 for the other countries.
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Old 02-19-2010, 08:18 AM   #8 (permalink)
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I did mine at 24,000 only needed 1 shim, coming up to 48,000 miles so will be doing again and willl say how many were out this time.
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ok yea my chain and rear sprocket were changed but not my front maybe ill check that today anything i should look for
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ok yea my chain and rear sprocket were changed but not my front maybe ill check that today anything i should look for
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