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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old May 13th, 2007, 11:55 am Thread Starter
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Post Valve checks and adjustments schedule change

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No more hit and miss valve checks!!!


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Date: May 2007

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The maintenance schedules have been modified.

In the past, the interval between valve-clearance checks and adjustments (if necessary) depended on the distance covered and the way in which the motorcycle was used.

As a result, in many instances owners had to arrange an extra appointment, in addition to the 12,000 mile inspection, to have the valve clearances checked.

On the basis of positive outcomes of bench-test trials and an extensive body of data from the Dealer Organization, effective immediately, the interval for checking valve clearances is set to the fixed value of 18,000 miles.

Consequently, customers will no longer be faced with the necessity of arranging an additional date and time to have this work carried out and dealerships will be able to plan more exactly the scope of work to be undertaken.

Read-out of the countdown distance with the BMW Motorrad diagnostic system GT1 is discontinued as an option as of Diagnosis CD 21.0.

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Although I have to budget a measley 100 dollars a month at least I know where I stand and can schedule my valves now!
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old May 13th, 2007, 4:44 pm
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Interesting . . .

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If it didn't cost an arm and a leg to do a valve check on this bike this wouldn't be so bad. As my 03 GT did not need a single valve adjusted in the 40k miles I had it I got a feeling this is going to be a money wasted. One of the big sales pitches given by the dealer was how the maintence was less on this new GT compared to the previous. We already knew this was incorrect, but if you factor in what it's going to cost for a valve check every 18k the cost per mile just went way up.

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Anyone pay to have an adjustment done yet? Hours spent?
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any idea if that covers all K engines?
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any idea if that covers all K engines?
I would think that would be a good assumption. Unless you have a K75.
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I read somewhere that its 7 hours labor to get in/out of the valves....+ whatever is needed for parts. Minimum 500 bux a peek.


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I read somewhere that its 7 hours labor to get in/out of the valves....+ whatever is needed for parts. Minimum 500 bux a peek.


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492.32 to check them! IF they need adjusting, throw in another $100 or more.

Older thread here.


That means I have another 6K to go before I do it again. I'm off at the end of this week on a 2K weekend trip, so it won't be long.

Oh, also, that is for all K4 bikes, i.e. 05+ R, S, and 06+ GT
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492.32 to check them! IF they need adjusting, throw in another $100 or more.

Older thread here.


That means I have another 6K to go before I do it again. I'm off at the end of this week on a 2K weekend trip, so it won't be long.

Oh, also, that is for all K4 bikes, i.e. 05+ R, S, and 06+ GT
Gads!

Seven hours at $85/hr. is gonna cost me $595 labor plus sundry gaskets, oil, filter etc.

Maybe closer to $700.00? Hope it doesn't need it when the insurance, payment, DMV come in at the same time. Might be around $2400.00. <big gulp!>
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post #10 of 12 (permalink) Old Jun 2nd, 2007, 9:28 pm
 
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Rich,

Thanks for the update. My bike goes in for the 24K service on Tuesday and I was planning on the valve check anyways as I skipped it at 18,000 miles.

On another note, a 2K weekend , where the hell are you going?

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