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so ~ every 26k miles. Gotcha.

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I appreciate the replies. I didn't intend to come across as lazy or not wanting to do maintenance. I bought my '79 GS1000E brand new and still have it. It's better than new and it's never been in a shop because I can't stand others working on my bikes.
I had to sell my '07 ZX14 because my back couldn't take rides of more than a few hours. At the ZX14 forum I read that the valve check interval is 15K in the U.S. but more like 25K for bikes sold in Australia, Malaysia, etc. Apparently, the longer intervals have nothing to do with the fuel and the engines are identical. I read that the EPA was responsible for the shorter U.S. intervals. I was just trying to confirm if that's been the understanding here.
Does the FJR's factory manual show longer intervals for bikes sold outside the U.S.?
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At the ZX14 forum I read that the valve check interval is 15K in the U.S. but more like 25K for bikes sold in Australia, Malaysia, etc. Apparently, the longer intervals have nothing to do with the fuel and the engines are identical.
Have you considered 25,000 km is approximately 15,000 miles? Could that possibly have anything to do with it?

Australian roads are measured in km.
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Have you considered 25,000 km is approximately 15,000 miles? Could that possibly have anything to do with it?

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Have you considered 25,000 km is approximately 15,000 miles? Could that possibly have anything to do with it?

Australian roads are measured in km.
And, as wave 1 PdP owners learned straight from Yamaha Corp, the service intervals are often a function of climate and access to long, fast days. Not often in the europe where you can run over 80 and stop only for gas all day long in 100 (+) temps.

Cypress told an early owner (who shared it on the forums of the day) that Yam's ruling on "high speed runs" was "anything 80+" so their stricter maint schedule was appropriate. Yep, we were all pretty taken aback with that corp stance (80).
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In other parts of the world your 26500 miles is 43000 km. JSNS
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Not intended as advice but I just did my 2013 at 36,600. All were inspect. It was not that difficult after I got over the fear. If any had been out of spec, I may have been at the dealer.

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Funny how that works.

I'm at 80,000 and still haven't adjusted one, but I'm due for a check again. I'll wait 'til winter. No big trips planned.

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Please don’t touch your bike. Just enjoy this perfect bike.
I have 2005 fjr with 120,000 miles and never did any adjustments. Same gas consumption and didn’t loose any power since I have it.
Replace oil on time, take care of the breaks and tires. That’s it.
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First check on my 2014 (purchased new), was around 22k miles, second was around 65k.

First check was done at around 40k miles on my 2018. Will probably have them checked again around 65 or 70k. Bike will probably have 110,00 or more on it when it is traded in on the next one.

None of the above checks required adjustment. All valves were in spec. But I expect too much out of the bike and have too much invested not to do checks at all.
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