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Old 02-11-2009, 09:58 AM
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Default Valve adjustment interval

Sorry if this is mentioned in another thread, but...

The downloaded service manual states that valve adj. intervals are 42000 km (24 000 miles). The owners manual (KLE 650 A, Canada) says 24000 km between adjustments. My dealer has dithered between both numbers...

Which is correct?



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Old 02-11-2009, 11:07 AM
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We just had a huge ice storm here in Manitoba - over 1000 vehicles hit the ditch over the last two days. Stupid groundhog![/QUOTE]

sorry to hear about the ice storm .... also I can send you recipes for cooking ground hog if you want to take care of that.
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Old 02-11-2009, 12:24 PM
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It's still a mystery, but many do rely on the 42000 Kms (26000 miles) interval as in Europe for the ER6 and Versys. One of them needed just one shim to adjust at 42K. There's another who needed 8 shims at 45560 Km' first valve lash clearance check. (3 off and 5 limit). Some have found slightly loose or tight ones before 42K... It's probably just an error in the Canadian version.

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Old 02-11-2009, 12:25 PM
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The owner's manual supplied with Canadian bikes stipulates that the valves should be inspected every 24,000 kms. Why it's different for the Canadian bikes from everywhere else in the world, I don't know, but there it is. I have 20,000 kms on my bike after 2 years and I intend to inspect the valves sometime this riding season, but it'll be at my convenience. I don't see any reason why it has to be right at 24k on the button, especially if everything seems to be working well. Same with greasing the steering head bearings: that'll get done sometime this summer.
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I have a service manuel purchased from Kawasaki for 2007 and 2008 models ,part number 99924-1369-02,it states on page 2-3 Valve clearance check US Ca model 15,000 miles or 24,000km
Other than US ,CA Models 26,000 miles or 42,000Km
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I have a service manuel purchased from Kawasaki for 2007 and 2008 models ,part number 99924-1369-02,it states on page 2-3 Valve clearance check US Ca model 15,000 miles or 24,000km
Other than US ,CA Models 26,000 miles or 42,000Km
Interesting. The way my service manual reads is CA Model (meaning Canadian, not Californian) 24,000 kms. Other than CA Model 42,000 kms.

My bike is an'07 and I got the manual the same year.
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Interesting. The way my service manual reads is CA Model (meaning Canadian, not Californian) 24,000 kms. Other than CA Model 42,000 kms.

My bike is an'07 and I got the manual the same year.
You need to check the frame numbers listed on the back of the book apparantly,it lists the numbers its good for,mine (manuel) was purchased in 2008 (same as bike) and it states on the back 2007 thru 2008 starting with frame number _____----- so I guess there is a difference ,although I do not know why
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Old 02-13-2009, 10:32 AM
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My manual says to check the valves at 15,000 miles. My dealer gave me a quote of $150 to check the valves and up to $500 if they needed to be adjusted. I'm almost at 13,000 miles now and have never had the valves checked.
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Old 02-13-2009, 05:05 PM
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My manual says to check the valves at 15,000 miles. My dealer gave me a quote of $150 to check the valves and up to $500 if they needed to be adjusted. I'm almost at 13,000 miles now and have never had the valves checked.
That seems expensive, especially as there are very few parts involved. I'll be doing mine myself and who knows? maybe I'll get to a point where $500 seems like a bargain.
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