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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||
|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|
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|
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|
ot... what kind of BMW did you have?
|08-16-2007 12:09 AM|
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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