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03-13-2013, 05:15 AM
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650 VALVE ADJUSTMENT ?
My "new" 2007 650 classic has just under 4k on it now and i'm not sure if the valves were ever adjusted when needed. It seems they're ticking a little noisy but not loud and i'm not sure if this is normal. I plan to do a ride up to san francisco soon and want to make sure its safe to run. I thought jap bikes were quieter engines but i could be wrong...i'm new to yamaha 650 v stars and this v twin engine.

So has anyone done their own valve adjustments? or know anything on doing them? It looks a little labor intensive. So if somebody can give me some of their own exp. that would be great! Otherwise does anyone has an idea what something like that might be costing or what you might have paid?

Just trying to get a idea one way or the other. thanks guys!

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03-13-2013, 06:32 PM
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RE: 650 VALVE ADJUSTMENT ?
I had mine adjusted back when the bike was still under warranty, and I was required to do so. I can't remember how much it cost. However, I don't think it's too bad of a job. From what I understand, and my experience with the sound of my bike, they should tick a little bit. If they are too quiet, you probably should check them. Here is a quick rundown of what to do. I think the hardest part is removing those darn plastic head covers. Biggrin
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03-14-2013, 05:32 AM
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RE: 650 VALVE ADJUSTMENT ?
I've read alot about them ticking... seems like its normal for em to do this. Does it sound like a sewing machine? Lol

Although if you're worried get em looked at or do em yourself. I can't offer any prices though. But I'd say maybe call around... the bikes arnt rare or anything so I bet the people at the shop could give you an estimate or at least tell you what the shop rate is...

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03-17-2013, 01:51 AM (This post was last modified: 03-17-2013 02:03 AM by rudyjoe.)
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RE: 650 VALVE ADJUSTMENT ?
(03-14-2013 05:32 AM)Mr RCOM Wrote:  I've read alot about them ticking... seems like its normal for em to do this. Does it sound like a sewing machine? Lol

Although if you're worried get em looked at or do em yourself. I can't offer any prices though. But I'd say maybe call around... the bikes arnt rare or anything so I bet the people at the shop could give you an estimate or at least tell you what the shop rate is...

Funny you say that... that's exactly what I said, sounds like a sewing machine haha
Thanks!

I had mine adjusted back when the bike was still under warranty, and I was required to do so. I can't remember how much it cost. However, I don't think it's too bad of a job. From what I understand, and my experience with the sound of my bike, they should tick a little bit. If they are too quiet, you probably should check them.

So a little tick is ok, good to know. Thanks for the info.

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09-26-2013, 09:39 AM
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RE: 650 VALVE ADJUSTMENT ?
Rudyjoe,
I think you'll find that you can perform this service.

I read instructions authored by other riders, watched videos, and ordered the service manual.

And last night, I performed the valve adjustment. Sure, it took 6 hours, but a lot of that was disassembly. The reward: A bike that runs better and will last longer.

This will be a good one to get under your belt! You'll save thousands over the life of the bike.
Tip: Have a camera nearby - snap pictures at each step. That makes reassembly easier.

And keep us posted!
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