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2nd valve check @ 44,000 miles

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I just picked up my bike from the shop after having them do the 2nd valve check @ 44,000 miles.  They also changed the spark plugs and coolant and synced the throttle bodies.

My first valve check was at 23k and all of the exhaust valves were tight, this time all of the valves were within spec.  I actually went in back and talked with the mechanic, the same guy who adjusted them the first time.  He said everything looked good with the valves, there was nothing he was concerned with and he didn't see the need in altering my service interval. 

The plugs looked good as well, at over 21k he said the center electrode tips were just starting to lose their sharp edge.

Throttle body sync just needed a slight tweak on one cylinder, not sure what brand tool they use but he said "one cylinder was 1-2 bars off".

Not too much to report, I'm glad everything checked and looked good.  I don't have to worry about it again for another year and a half.

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41 minutes ago, betoney said:

My first valve check was at 23k and all of the exhaust valves were tight, this time all of the valves were within spec.

Did you ask your dealer for measured values?

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1 hour ago, piotrek said:

Did you ask your dealer for measured values?

@piotrek - I had just got back into town after being gone all day.  When they said the clearances were within spec and didn't need any shims this time, I didn't question it further.  I just loaded it in the truck and drove home.

Honestly, he could have rattled off a lot of technical jargon and I wouldn't have known the difference.  I know "in spec" or "out of spec".

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Good to hear!  When I checked mine at 22k miles ALL were very tight and I had to re-shim them all. Flushed and changed the coolant too.  Went with iridium plugs and the OEM were like new.  I hope everything is good too when I check again also at 44k, which is only 10k away! .  Plumbed hoses to the TB ports so I check sync easypeasy any time.  I use an old fashioned mercury manometer but also have a TwinMax.  Last check they were still dead nuts on but I guess now I'll have to check cuz a you...

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"Imodium plugs"?! Quick dissolve, or chewable? 🤣

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9 minutes ago, TTR Ignition said:

"Imodium plugs"?! Quick dissolve, or chewable? 🤣

Hey, you're too fast, I caught and corrected that already

 

 I prefer Miralax and Metamucil...

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Whatever keeps the exhaust pipe free-flowing!

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