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If you are in Lemon Grove GP would do the work. However, most of that stuff is easy....... Amazingly, I am doing this work as I write this!
Kev, as far as I know the motor revs counterclockwise if looking at the bike from the front wheel back towards the rear and if seated it turns clockwise. However, there is another way that you can turn the motor. Put it on the center stand or any stand and lift the rear wheel and put in a higher gear and rotate the rear wheel with the spark plugs out. But you already know this, I was just pointing out some things to Paul. Sure Paul, I would be glad to help, but you might want to check your warranty as sometimes if you do the work it voids the warranty. I don't know if the warranty is 1 year or 2. That might be something to consider. I am here in Vista...
Greetings,My V85 TT is coming up on the mileage at which the very first service is recommended. Although I plan to eventually learn to do some of this myself, I am probably not ready just yet, and i was planning on letting the dealership handle this first service. Their recommendations:Engine oil and filter change.Gearbox oil change.Rear differential oil change.Valve adjustment.Double-check torque on cylinder head bolts.Price for all of the above was quoted as $500-600 dollars (USD). (Location is Southern California if that matters).I like the dealership, and I want to support their business, but I also confess that the quoted price took me back a bit, as it seems considerably higher than I had expected. I would be curious if anyone else has a comparative price for this sort of service, so I can gain some perspective...? Thanks.
Gappy does your motor rock to the right when seated? Then one would assume that the motor turns clockwise when seated. Correct me if I am wrong. Almost all manuals that I have read, say to rotate the motor in the direction of travel but that doesn't quite make sense as the motor is reciprocating.
Don't you put it in gear and rotate the back wheel in direction of travel while on a stand?
No I remove the altinator cover and put the bike in neutral and put a socket on the crank bolt and turn clockwise to the correct timing marks for the side I am adjusting
Modern small blocks like the V85 have a wet alternator on the end of the crank. DO NOT REMOVE THE COVER TO ROTATE THE ENGINE UNLESS YOU WANT OIL!! Remove the spark plugs from both cylinders, click up to the highest gear, and rotate the rear wheel in a normal direction of travel.Skippy
Nice project to do with the offspring!It is worth emphasizing that warranty claims may be denied if the services are done outside of a shop and not cleared by them. Either I read that somewhere in the manual(s) or my local dealer advised that I wait until the warranty period was over before I did any of the more challenging checks (read: valve clearance et al) on my own.
The deciding factor for me was the dealer likes you to drop off the bike the night before so it's stone cold when they check the tappets.It's a $50 taxi ride to get home from there. I spent the $50 on consumables at the dealership.The only tricky part is measuring the oil quantity to go into the gearbox.BTW, when draining any of the oils out leave the filler plug in until you have the drain plug out, much less mess that way.
Remove spark plugs and rotate motor counter-clockwise if looking towards motor from front of bike.
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