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Air Filter - 2020 V650

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I have a little over 8k on the bike, so probably need to check the air filter. Looks like a real PITA to do.
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Unless you're on a lot of dirt your wasting your time. That filter is good for more like 40,000 miles just like your car. Even if it was a bit dirty they (all filters) work best at 50% dirty and the fuel injection allows for the restriction.
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I have a little over 8k on the bike, so probably need to check the air filter. Looks like a real PITA to do.
Recommended valve adjustment is at 15K, you'll be there then so replace it at that time or the following time if it's not that dirty
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I cleaned my air filter after 5K. It was a bit dirty. Depends where you ride. I have not clean country so need to clean air filter more often.
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The first spark plug change is at 7,500 miles so might as well change the filter too. It is a PITA to do. Here is my filter and spark plugs at 8,500 mile change.
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JMHO, but, those plugs are designed for at least 50,000 miles. Why waste $ and time changing them.
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JMHO, but, those plugs are designed for at least 50,000 miles. Why waste $ and time changing them.
The service guide recommended changing the spark plugs at 7,500 miles.
I've removed/replaced plugs whenever I "do" my valves.

FWIW - they have NEVER looked worn-out, however my Mazda P5 has very similar-looking plugs, and my wife was complaining that the car would NOT maintain the speed in CRUISE CONTROL in a hilly area near Kelowna, so I replaced the plugs (which did NOT look worn-out) and NOW the car will easily climb that same hill in 'cruise'.

My TAKE - you can NOT tell anything on those plugs by looking! They're cheap enough to just REPLACE whenever you're 'in there'.
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When you "do" the valves, do you take your 650 to the dealer, or do you do them yourself? If the dealer gets involved, is that a major cost? I'm at about 8,500 mi on a 2008 "big red" of my own in the Pacific NW USA, and I wonder how much of my farkel account will be used up by service when the time comes when I reach the 15k point.
It appears you have ten more years to worry about it.
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When you "do" the valves, do you take your 650 to the dealer, or do you do them yourself? If the dealer gets involved, is that a major cost? I'm at about 8,500 mi on a 2008 "big red" of my own in the Pacific NW USA, and I wonder how much of my farkel account will be used up by service when the time comes when I reach the 15k point.
Maybe you can hook up with @fasteddiecopeman when he's back in BC, he might be bored and want something to do 馃槈
IF you get the SERVICE MANUAL, and the necessary TOOLS to 'do' the valves - you will spend LESS than getting it done by a dealer, and can do it MULTIPLE times, as necessary, and (probably) BETTER!

I believe that I have done it about 8 to 10 times on my '08, '09, and '15 V650s.
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