What is the average cost to have the valves adjusted here is the US on a V1000?
Everything varies based on where you live and the local economy. Richer areas can get away with charging more. High cost areas means they have to charge more to survive. Low cost and lower income areas are going to charge the least.I will be farming it out to the Kawasaki dealership. Just curious as to cost to perform the service.
Is that right? I'm a new owner of a Versys (just passed 400 miles on the odometer), but on the Ninja 250, the valves always tightened on me. So you would have to set the clearance a little high, if you wanted the lengthen the interval.I am not MotoAndy, but as one who does all his own work on bikes, I like his vids, quite good.
The other thing the OP can do is delay this valve check to a longer interval........ and while it's apart, intentionally and anally re-shim all valves to ~70% of max clearance and uniformly. Of course, one does a throttle body sync after that since sync will change with valve clearance changes. Bike will definitely run smoother and one can definitely extend the next interval to at least double. Likely no changes needed on the next one.
If they get looser you have wear problems somewhere in the valve system. As for tightening. How long have we been using unleaded fuel?? Seems like for the price we pay for these bikes, Kawasaki could spring for hardened valve seats.On all bucket and shim valve trains, the clearances always get smaller not bigger.
In-between size Pro-X shims available at RockyMountainATV.
Maybe, but obviously not very hard. I mean, I have seen cars with over 100,000 miles on them and seats are barely worn at all so I'd say not hardened to the same standard.I believe you will find that they ARE hardened, otherwise you'd probably need to adjust them monthly.
I think the tolerances are extremely fine, and in fact valve seats in cars do wear too, but their hydraulic lifters automatically adjusts.Maybe, but obviously not very hard. I mean, I have seen cars with over 100,000 miles on them and seats are barely worn at all so I'd say not hardened to the same standard.
My 2009 Ninja 250 is much older, of course, but I still had to adjust the valves at close to 30K. I did my first adjustment at around 19K after I bought the bike at 13K. And I wasn't the first one, because there were aftermarket shims under some buckets.Once settled in, should be able to re-shim and further changes should go at a much slower rate.