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Old 12-02-2012, 11:52 AM   #11 (permalink)
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There have been many posts where guys have done the 12,000 mile service themselves, including the valve lash check/adjustment. Most of the time, they say that the valves were well within tolerances and didn't need adjusting. Once in a while, someone reports that at least one valve was way out of adjustment and they're glad they took the time and did the service.

The services recommended at 12,000 miles need to be done, and will greatly extend the bike's reliable service life, but it's always your choice.

And that's "jitters".
I have just done my valve check at 16500 miles,all were in tolerance so didnt need adjustment, its very easy to just check the valves.


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Old 12-03-2012, 10:48 PM   #12 (permalink)
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At 13,000 miles, I had to swap out five shims. Don't go into it thinking you won't have to change some of them. If not, so much the better.
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Old 12-04-2012, 08:45 AM   #13 (permalink)
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What I've done over the years is a rolling service, so each week/month do a part of the service and so on.
Its quite easy to break down all the jobs and do one thing at a time.
Truthfully I would not miss a part of the service, this may sound a bit weird but you have a relationship with your bike you trust it to work when you need it to. Well all relationships require sacrifice, either do the work yourself or pay to have it done. You'll feel better because you've kept you're part of the relationship bargain.
Zen and the art of motorcycle maintenance is a good read because it helps you to "feel" how to fix/service your bike.

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When you read "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance", did you ever figure out what kind of bike Persig was riding?

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Honda 750x4 if my memory serves me right.

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Robert Persig, author of "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance" with his son Chris on his Honda Super Hawk. Never identified in his book; but, there were enough clues to figure it out.

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