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Drop Engine to Adjust Valves?

I was reading several reviews on the Versys, and noticed in the photos that the valve cover seems almost entirely boxed in by the frame.

Do you have to drop the motor to do a routine valve check or adjustment?

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No... You only need to remove fuel tank, air cleaner housing, air suction valve, stick coils, throttle cables, inlet pressure sensor hose and baffle plate to have full access to the valve cover.
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No... You only need to remove fuel tank, air cleaner housing, air suction valve, stick coils, throttle cables, inlet pressure sensor hose and baffle plate to have full access to the valve cover.
That sounds so simple. lol

What is the interval for adjustment?
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Once every 24000 Kms (15000 miles). Inlet 0.15 - 0.21 mm (0.0059 - 0.0083 in.), exhaust 0.22 - 0.31 mm (0.0087 - 0.0122 in.) cold.

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Why do the valves have to be adjusted more often in Canada?
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It's in the service manual, but nobody really knows why. Some USA owners actually have 24000 (15000 miles) specified in their owner's manual. Some have found valves out of adjustment by 24000 Kms; http://www.ninja650.com/phpbb/viewto...valve+interval
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It's in the service manual, but nobody really knows why. Some USA owners actually have 24000 (15000 miles) specified in their owner's manual. Some have found valves out of adjustment by 24000 Kms; http://www.ninja650.com/phpbb/viewto...valve+interval
http://www.ninja650.com/phpbb/viewto...valve+interval

I'll just check mine at 1000 Kms, then at every 12000 Kms/2 years, just for the hell of it...
12000kms or every 2 years. You need to get on that machine and ride. 6k a year just doesn't cut it.

Have a great summer.
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This is an old thread, but you guys might be interested to know the mechanic at my Kawi dealer says, so far, the inspections they've done have indicated no nead for adjustment. This is a truly great little motor. Put really good synthetic oil in it and go, baby.
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This is an old thread, but you guys might be interested to know the mechanic at my Kawi dealer says, so far, the inspections they've done have indicated no nead for adjustment. This is a truly great little motor. Put really good synthetic oil in it and go, baby.
That's good to know!


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