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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old Sep 23rd, 2008, 8:10 am Thread Starter
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12,000 mile service questions

Hey folks, My 03 K-GT is ready for its 12000 mile service. The local dealer says the cost is anywhere from $150 to $600. The variation is due to the cost of the valve job. My questions are what has this service cost everyone else? and what all do they service in this scheduled maintenance? The bike is for sale, but it is due, and having the service completed should help with the sales pitch.
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old Sep 23rd, 2008, 11:01 am
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When mine was due for the 12k service I did most of the fluids myself. Oil, transmission, coolant, etc. were very easy and took a couple of hours. I did not do the brakes as I'm not comfortable working on them since ABS is involved. The valves should only need to be checked at 12k and probably don't need adjustment. Do as much as you can yourself and save the money.

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Valve adjustments can get expensive. To adjust the valves, the cam(s) are removed and replaced and the valve lifter bucket replaced. The buckets are $20.00 each, and depending how many need adjusting, this can add an or more in labor.
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I let them do all of the work and it ends up closer to the $600. Usually I am due for tires around the same time so that adds to the prices quite a bit.

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