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Old 02-02-2013, 07:41 PM   #1
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Is it really necessary to have the valves inspected @ 8,000 miles? I went to Honda and they wanted $500 to do the job, (4 hours of labor). I live here in the States and I really question the techs familiarization with the bike since Honda did not sell that many of them here. Looking for some insight ... I'm not that heavy with the throttle, I do take care when I ride. Thanks.
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Old 02-03-2013, 06:09 AM   #2
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Default I heard the V-twin doesn't need it...

I know someone who did it at 33,000, & 70,000, no adjustment needed...
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Old 02-03-2013, 03:24 PM   #3
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Thanks for the quick reply ... I feel much better now. I bought the bike with 7800 miles on it and was just wondering IF the DN-01 was susceptible to valve tolerance problems.
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Old 02-21-2013, 05:38 AM   #4
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Default I have 1300 Miles and at starts it has noise

It almost seems like hydraulic lifters, cause it quits when warmed up..

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Old 03-19-2014, 05:04 AM   #5
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It almost seems like hydraulic lifters, cause it quits when warmed up..

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I seem to notice that too ... she does run sweet once warmed up!
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Is it really necessary to have the valves inspected @ 8,000 miles? I went to Honda and they wanted $500 to do the job, (4 hours of labor). I live here in the States and I really question the techs familiarization with the bike since Honda did not sell that many of them here. Looking for some insight ... I'm not that heavy with the throttle, I do take care when I ride. Thanks.
Has anyone got any more updated info on what they have mention in this area about valve adjustment as I just bought a dn01 on the 23/05/14 and the book said due 12000 kms valves inspection so I went to my repairer and he said do them at 24000 kms and thinks it is a waste of money to do them so early.
that said they did have the first service check done at 1500 kms
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I had a mechanic (the best one I've ever had) tell me to not bother with valve adjustments unless gas mileage drops, performance changes or you can hear a change in engine sound - specifically valve ticking. He felt that if you change your oil religiously and use top quality oil AND Top Tier gasoline.......valve adjustments are usually unwarranted.
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Most bike engines don't need valves adjusted until 50/60,000 miles, confirmed by a 30+ years mechanic, unless they are well known to , Ducatis and recent fireblades spring to mind.
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Unless you hear the specific sound, don't even bother to look inside.
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