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Valve Adjustment

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Has anyone here had the valve adjustment or done one? I questioned the Yam dealer here and they said that they had never done an adjstment on the Stryker. The 1300 engine yes but not on a Stryker. This may not be a big deal but I cringe everytime I have to take any vehicle in for service. That is why I do most of my own work. We've all been ripped-off before but it's not the money that concerns me...it's the quality of the work. BTW, The estimate was 3 hours at $75/hr.
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sdsting said:
Head michanic at the Yam dealer told me that on this bike the valves should be checked every 4k
Head mechanic better go read the manual. ???
sdsting said:
Yeah after reading these posts I don’t think I’m going to take my bike back to the dealer, I’ll probably use the high performance shop that is doing my pipe/air/controller mods for future service.
Yes sdsting, even though the Yamaha shop where I bought my bike the mechanic will let me watch and explain what he is doing and why I still have two privet shops I go to. One high performance V Twin shop. But they Yamaha mechanic told me from day one that everything is so easy and infrequent that I should do it myself. And the first 30 days they looked it over for free and ran me through the checks..
Oh and did you get my message that I am going to be in SD the last week of June? Right by where you are?
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