Main Motorcycle: 2007 Speed Triple
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Agoura, CA
I have a 2007 and am the original owner with 30,000 miles on it. That's low mileage compared to others. I've had no issues with peeling paint and I live in a warm climate.
I dont have issues with the clutch but I suppose some consider it heavy. A friend of mine thought it was heavy. You can research here for discussions on the topic.
As for Valves, the process to check it is simple, just follow the WSM. But, if they need to be adjusted, that's a bit more involved. The quote seems high if it's just to check. If the quote includes shimming, etc that is probably consistent with what I've heard. But, the quote should be one price to check and measure and additional costs for adjustment. I've checked mine every 12 thousand miles and have not had to adjust yet. Although, I think one valve will need adjustment next time.
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