:headbang:You're at 37k, book says 25k
So what is the question again?
The tappy tap you hear is not likely because you are due a valve clearance check, that would just be cam chain noise you are hearing. You'll find when you do your clearance that the gaps will have tighted up, not loosened like you would think.ill be sweet. have done quite a few hrs on the tools
book says every 25k i think. but i can hear some tap tap tappy so maybe its time.
That $200, is that simply check the clearances and nothing more?Kind of depends how much you're getting charged for it. My mechanic only charges me $200 to check and I think tacks on another $50 if they need adjustment. For that price, in my opinion, its better just to let somebody else do it.
But for some of the prices I've heard on hear like just the other day when the stealership was going to charge this guy $600, I could assure you if I was getting charged that much, I would do my own damn valves. Lol.
I've always been told its fairly easy, just time consuming and a little tedious.
And yes, at 37k, youre well overdue. Keep up on that maintenance. You're valves have probably been out of wack for years now and your basically slowly driving the engine into the ground by neglecting it. A tight exhaust valve can burn out and a possible worse case scenario is a seized cam. Stay on it!
Yup, $200 just to check and like $50 if they need adjustment which has been everytime so far. I never heard him mentioning extra for the shims.That $200, is that simply check the clearances and nothing more?
the extra, is that just to adjust them and nothing more- what about the cost of shims?
And to compare the above with a fully comprehensive tune up service that does about 40 more things and say $600 (including parts) is a rip off is assanine.......... there is no comparison between the two.
Yes $600 is high, most the time I am at about $450 with parts, but there are bikes $600 is the norm, hell I do Ducati's rarely/sometimes and those are never under $1200, never !