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05-16-2017 10:37 AM
joepoko sounds like you got a lot of riding to do...
05-15-2017 08:29 PM
pdwestman 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.
05-15-2017 07:24 PM
dan filipi 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.
05-15-2017 10:23 AM
Back2Kawi If I'm not mistaken, the first check is at 15,000 miles.
05-14-2017 06:31 PM
KLR Maintenance

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.

I ride a 2017 KLR

Thank you

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