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post #1 of 5 Old 05-14-2017, 05:31 PM Thread Starter
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All, im looking for recommendations:
I decided to do the break-in maintenance on my bike. The only concern i have is the valve clearance check. i know my limits. Does the dealership really do this? How concerned should I be the bike has 1100 miles on it.

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post #2 of 5 Old 05-15-2017, 09:23 AM
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If I'm not mistaken, the first check is at 15,000 miles.
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post #3 of 5 Old 05-15-2017, 06:24 PM
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Yes, 15,000 miles is what the owners manual calls for. I have read here of others suggesting to adjust them much earlier than that and I kinda feel they should be also but I've also read they come adjusted from new to allow for the break-in period. I may check mine along with checking the spark plug and changing oil around 5000 miles.
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I quit doing break-in maintenance valve tappet inspections on KLR650's in about 1989, unless an owner had/has Cold Start-up issues.

I'll further suggest, 1st tappet inspection and probably with a couple of valves needing adjustment by the 10,000 mile mark.

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post #5 of 5 Old 05-16-2017, 09:37 AM
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sounds like you got a lot of riding to do...
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