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    Jfixit
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    valve adjustment question

    My wife is going to look at an f650 tomorrow and I was wondering how difficult the valve adjustment is on that bike. It is not a problem on my oil head but I have no knowledge of the 650. Is the adjustment every 6000 miles? Thanks

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    You check the valves every 6k. Sometimes they need adjusting, sometimes they don't.

    There is a fair amount of tear-down in getting to the valve shims but since the valves are on the same 6k maintenance schedule as everything else it's not too bad.

    Spend some time in the FAQs over at f650.com, the amswer to just about everything f650 can be found in there.
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    They are checked at the 6K interval, and rarely need shimming, you will probably find many responses on f650.com about folks changing a shim at 24 or 36K. That is a great little Rotax motor in dem 6fidys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jfixit View Post
    My wife is going to look at an f650 tomorrow and I was wondering how difficult the valve adjustment is on that bike. It is not a problem on my oil head but I have no knowledge of the 650. Is the adjustment every 6000 miles? Thanks
    The chaingang F650.com has a free dowload, video, explaining how to do it.

    Free, a good thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PAULBACH View Post
    The chaingang F650.com has a free dowload, video, explaining how to do it.

    Free, a good thing.
    Or - if you're on a slow connection, let someone know and they can burn you a DVD.

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