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Thread: Mileage for valve adj. k1200rs?

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    Mileage for valve adj. k1200rs?

    Getting ready to buy 2002 1200rs with 16k+ miles. Is a valve adjustment due and what apprx. Cost should one expect from dealer for this service?

    Thanks for any info.

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    I hope someone has an answer. Need to know before I make the deal tomorrow.

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    Probably get a more accurate cost by calling your dealer. Labor rates vary greatly by local. Service manager should be able to look up recommended interval.

    Oops! I was typing while you added your qualifier. Service department might not open on Saturdays.
    Let's hope someone responds tonight.

    But I would be VERY surprised if the valves were actually out of tolerance with such low mileage. Valves don't usually start moving on the bricks until they have about 40k initial miles on them.





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    Thanks, that puts my mind at ease some. I read they should be checked at 18k. Don't know if that is accurate.

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    That sounds about right for checking the adjustment. But like I said, if the oil has been changed regularly, they don't start wearing out of adjustment until hey have closer to the first 40k on them.


    Buy the bike, ride it for awhile, get a Clymers manual and learn how to CHECK the adjustment yourself (not that hard). CHANGING the adjustment IS quite a bit more involved and you might want to take it to the dealer for that.




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