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01-08-2008 12:25 AM
lecchilo Whoever is asking about it, just take it to the dealer if it's under warranty and have them check it... some will go 5k some will go 30k without any movement out of spec, and no matter how many of each people there are, you're not one of them... a check is just that, a check to see if there's something wrong... I'm taking it to the dealer come springtime as it's still under warranty and I'll hit that 7.5k mark (I think that's what manual says) so they can check everything around the bike
01-07-2008 02:38 AM
Ridin on chrome
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Originally Posted by teamspeednautik View Post
Hey guys,

I had a question on valve adjustment on the zzr's. Ive got 8600 miles on my 05 ZZR. I Bought it at 8000 miles on the odo for 4900. But the thing is there werent any maintanence records for the bike that he kept and he was the second owner. Should i go and get the valve adjustment done just to be safe? I changed all the fluids about 2 days after purchasing the bike. It just sparked my attention about doing a valve adjustment at 7k miles as routine maint. Bike runs and pulls strong. No weird noises, leaks, etc. Those of you that have reached the 7k mark, have you done them yet?

Any input will be appreciated!
had mine done at 12000 miles and they were all in spec. I wouldnt worry about it yet.
01-06-2008 10:50 PM
brandon2286 yeah my shits under warranty so idc
01-06-2008 10:48 PM
Jswartou My dads Vulcan 800 classic dropped a valve, blew the cylinder apart. Kawasaki paid for most of the new engine...but 86,000miles later..bike still runs strong..so if anything that bad happens, bitch to the manufacturer (or have the dealer do it) and you'll get it fixed for a whole lot cheaper.
01-06-2008 09:13 PM
brandon2286 i dont think theres anything wrong with my bike valve wise...idk how you swallowed a valve...i thought these motors were damn near bulletproof thats the first time ive heard of that happening with this motor
01-06-2008 08:59 PM
zzr6oo187 hell my bike swallowed a valve @ 10,025 miles talkin a pain in the @ss luckly found a good used motor with low miles.If you have doubt dont hesitate to take it in, better to spend the dealers fee of less than 350 than 1500 for a new motor or a top end
01-06-2008 08:55 PM
brandon2286 well i def shop around im sure my dad could check them for me hes been a mechanic forever
01-06-2008 08:46 PM
OreoGaborio No, but I need to. I'm sure they're tight.
01-06-2008 04:08 PM
brandon2286 you havent had yours checked or adjusted have you?
01-06-2008 04:03 PM
OreoGaborio What's the owners manual say about getting em checked again? Think it's around 10 or 15k.

Shouldn't have to get em adjusted but if you can get em checked for cheap, do so.

For reference, I've got a former Kawasaki Factory AMA tech on file that will adjust them for me for $150. Now you're not gonna find any shop that'll do it for that, but they should be able to at least come close if you shop around.
01-06-2008 02:59 PM
brandon2286 i have 10k on my bike what do you think about a valve adjustment? i think it was pete who said hes got 25k on his with no adjustment and i know he runs his a hell of a lot harder than i do...so any opinions?
08-16-2007 01:37 AM
teamspeednautik
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Originally Posted by lecchilo
One thing I thought of when I read someone post "clearances will probably be within spec" is that why not make them even more within spec while you're already in there... I have no idea what's going on with the valves yet, but by the time 7000 miles comes up, I will hopefully learn and do it myself... what I'm trying to say is if you have the whole engine apart, you might as well move the valve that .03mm

ot... what kind of BMW did you have?

I had an e36 93 325is......Most def. fun cars, like go-carts. Had to let it go finally though, a buddy of mine bought if off of me. So i get to drive it sometimes still!
08-16-2007 12:53 AM
lecchilo
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Originally Posted by teamspeednautik
Mandrex, you do make a good point. Well ive worked on my bmw that i had, and now have a project 86 toyota pickup to haul my bike around and just did a carb. rebuild on it. But first off, i think ill check the clearances first. And if there fine, i'll just leave it alone til the time comes. As far as maint. is concerned, ive always done it on my cars. But a bike, since im new to it, seems somewhat intimidating. But I'll slowly get into it. Thanks guys.
One thing I thought of when I read someone post "clearances will probably be within spec" is that why not make them even more within spec while you're already in there... I have no idea what's going on with the valves yet, but by the time 7000 miles comes up, I will hopefully learn and do it myself... what I'm trying to say is if you have the whole engine apart, you might as well move the valve that .03mm

ot... what kind of BMW did you have?
08-16-2007 12:09 AM
teamspeednautik
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Originally Posted by mandrex
You should be comfortable with and at least reasonably prepared to tackle a project - be it a simple oil change or an engine rebuild... Where that level of comfort is depends on you, your skills and your "talent" for mechanics and your experience. People here pay a couple hundred bucks for the first “service” for something they can do in 20 minutes for $40 with basic hand tools almost anyone owns but if that works for them so be it.
I look at it this way, I've been in the service area on most local dealerships (bike and car) and if I trust the chimps that typically occupy such spaces with my cars and my bikes I might as well trust myself.
I may have been a bit blasé in saying that you should tackle this yourself. I don’t know your mechanical skill level or experience. Only you can figure out if it’s something you want to do or pay a “pro” for.

Mandrex, you do make a good point. Well ive worked on my bmw that i had, and now have a project 86 toyota pickup to haul my bike around and just did a carb. rebuild on it. But first off, i think ill check the clearances first. And if there fine, i'll just leave it alone til the time comes. As far as maint. is concerned, ive always done it on my cars. But a bike, since im new to it, seems somewhat intimidating. But I'll slowly get into it. Thanks guys.
08-15-2007 11:30 PM
OreoGaborio I know you're not speaking directly to me, but I fully understand your reasoning... and 99.9% of the time I'd agree with you & I'd do it myself as I do alot of my own work on my street bike, race bike & dirt bike... but this time, my "pro" really is a pro... he used to work for Kawasaki's AMA team back in the day
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