High-G FJR Junkie!
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Millgrove, ON, CA
They take a long time to change. Again, what I recommend is whoever does it should record the clearances and give that info to you. You can stretch the intervals. If you have a couple at minimum then the next check should not be extended too far, or if you shim things out, then you can extend it even more.
That initial check is the info you want, and you can decide from there.
ravid824, I've done more FJR valve checks than I can count, sorry I can't agree with never doing one at all, but it would be interesting to see where yours are.
RERJr, while you have it all apart for the check, changing shims is not that hard when you're in that deep. Just a few simple things to follow (think zip ties) and you're unlikely to have any issue. Worst you could do is have valve timing off, but that's easily seen while the covers are off.
For those that have to go to the dealer, it's not exactly the cheapest job. Get a quote, they vary.
Keep yer stick on the ice....
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