New Guy New Bike (Pic) Valve Question - K-Bikes.com - Excellence in Motion
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old Jul 14th, 2008, 11:31 pm Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: , ,
Posts: 123
New Guy New Bike (Pic) Valve Question

Hey -

New guy here.

I just bought a 2001 Taxi, see pic below.

So what's the real deal with valves on these bikes? I've been to both extremes: Harley with no adjustment and Ducati with frequent adjustment. I was reading another post here where someone said their RS didn't really need a valve adjustment until 70000+ miles. I'm hoping the K is more like the Harley. Maybe I'm just wishful thinking, but I was really hoping to just keep the fluids fresh, change the filters every now and again, and ride the crap out of this thing.

What say ye?

Trout is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old Jul 15th, 2008, 6:34 am
Addict
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: dunedin, FL, USA
Posts: 437
well............

i checked valves at 12k, 24k, and 40k on my own '04kgt. valves were all in spec. with this in mind, i wont even look again till 75k or so. more important is air and fuel filter. have fun.
billbeemer is offline  
post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old Jul 15th, 2008, 9:29 am
Veteran
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: , SoCal., USA
Posts: 1,507
You have to remember that a valve "check" is a long way from a valve "adjustment" on these bikes.

Bruce C
'04 K1200RS Capri Blue(totaled)
2008 Triumph Sprint ST
brucecha is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old Jul 15th, 2008, 11:39 am
no power in the 'verse can stop me
 
shook sez's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: n.e.ohia, , usa
Posts: 1,126
My '98 needed one valve adjusted at 84K miles.

I figure I'll need to check again in a few more years.

tim-----still on the right side of the frostline

you can't stop the signal
shook sez is offline  
post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old Jul 15th, 2008, 2:27 pm
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 193
Harleys have valves? When did they start that???
Captain K12R is offline  
post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old Jul 16th, 2008, 3:18 pm
Enthusiast
 
rebeltown's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: , NJ, USA
Posts: 233
Great looking bike with that color combination and the checkers...

Gary
2007 K1200GT
Dark Graphite Grey
New Jersey-Don't Laugh!
rebeltown is offline  
post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old Jul 20th, 2008, 10:14 pm
Senior Member
 
FlagRS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Flagstaff, AZ, USA
Posts: 130
Tropic,
Your bike looks great! The Taxi never did much for me, but now...I must say...sweeeet.
I hope to make it up your way soon and I will be looking for the "Tropic Cab".
Thanks - FlagRS

'04 K1200RS
'07 R1200RT
FlagRS is offline  
post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old Jul 21st, 2008, 2:05 pm
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 3
Good lord that is a gorgeous bike. Its the 1st time I have noticed the gray color above the checker pattern and the yellow below. And I thought my color scheme was pretty!
MichaelB is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the K-Bikes.com - Excellence in Motion forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
A ride tale Arr2Kay Bike Talk 8 Dec 1st, 2010 3:42 am
The First Ride.. K1200GT.. Goin' to da Dark Side! MarkMGT K12/1300GT (Next Gen) 17 Aug 18th, 2008 7:35 am
Do you dread that pointless bike conversation with a stranger? eljeffe Bike Talk 47 Aug 15th, 2008 2:52 pm
Kenwood Radio-Bike to Bike Comm Question. retroboy K12/1300GT (Next Gen) 2 May 29th, 2008 5:14 pm
Classic Muscle car or Bike? sinc K1200RS/GT (Classic) 29 Nov 14th, 2007 2:37 am

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome