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PostSubject: Checking valves   Sat 18 Mar 2017, 19:43

I just came back from my Honda dealer having a 16,000 mile belt replaced and he advised me that I should also have my valves checked (at a cost of) $300.00 if any adjustments needed....please give me your opinions on this ...is a valve adjustment needed if everything is running as good as the day I bought it?
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PostSubject: Re: Checking valves   Sat 18 Mar 2017, 21:54

In all the years I've been on various Silverwing forums I have never heard of anyone needing valves adjusted. My 2 cents: Save your money. Buy a Factory Service Manual. Learn how to remove the wheels so that you can take them in to have the tires replaced. Do your own oil/filter and belt changes. Hondas are bullet proof.

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PostSubject: Re: Checking valves   Sat 18 Mar 2017, 23:38

^^^^ Ditto on what Tim said above
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PostSubject: Re: Checking valves   Sun 19 Mar 2017, 01:21

No real need possibly at 59,000 if you have OCD.
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PostSubject: Re: Checking valves   Sun 19 Mar 2017, 09:20

Based on 2 new SilverWings and now over 80,000 miles----valve adjustment is not something I do or worry about....nor need. On older bikes/scooter just moving all the junk necessary to get at valves can cause lots of trouble. Cars---shim type valve adjustment---When I lived in Europe , my Citroen BX TRD went over 400,000 km, no valve adjustment.

Save you money. On mine, WalMart oil, lots of riding and frequent oil changes, probably reduces wear.
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PostSubject: Re: Checking valves   Sun 19 Mar 2017, 17:18

I checked 'em at 75000 kms to see they were in limits.Some "mecs" simply charge without even look.Clean profit
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PostSubject: Re: Checking valves   Sun 19 Mar 2017, 22:00

Thank you all for your input, and, I will take your suggestions
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PostSubject: Re: Checking valves   Fri 12 Jan 2018, 17:02

If the mechanic says that the valves should be checked I personally would have them checked. If the valves are out of adjustment either too tight and not opening far enough or too far the other way and not contacting the valve seat properly (may only be 1/2 a thou off the seat but still off) then you will loose compression and the valve and valve seat will burn out and will have to be replaced. 300 dollars is nothing to having to remove the head to do a valve job. Do not forget that there are 8 valves in these motors. Please have your valves checked it is something that does not have to be done very often. Once it is done you can cross that one off the list of possible break down problems.
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PostSubject: Re: Checking valves   Fri 12 Jan 2018, 17:54

While many here have never had their valves checked, and no one has ever reported having the valves actually adjusted, thank you for your caution, Mr Penguin.

You could you show the forum courtesy by posting your introduction.

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