15k w/ no valve check*— What could go wrong!
Hey, y'all, I bought a 2013 KLR w/ 600 miles in 2017 (so practically new). I have put 15k miles on FAST—so fast, in fact, that I never made a deep dive into routine maintenance. Before my KLR, I spent years on a Beemer that didn't need adjustment in the frame that I owned it, so I'd never thought to do the procedure. Pushing through that embarrassing confession, I'm getting everything together to check and adjust the valves A.S.A.Yesterday, but I had a question in the meantime.
Given that I've FAR surpassed the maintenance interval for the valve check, is there anything else that I should be looking for? Any damage I may have already done to the head? Everything sounds very much the same as when I first started riding it (part of the reason I never thought to check), but might there be other problems to look for after riding 15,000 miles without a valve clearance adjustment?