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Seems the cams have to come out to change the valve shims. Radiator off, front chest cover off and pin the crank. According to Roper.
what is the mileage interval?
First valve adjustment is at 15,000 miles.
That's easily a couple of years of riding before going to the shop. Unless you do the work yourself and order the shims as needed. My guess is the a majority of riders will have the shops do it. A shame since the valve covers are out in the open that all the other stuff needs to come off. Perhaps a clearance check can be done simply otherwise (and only to change the shims would require all that)?
Yeah, and if they use quality shims/buckets/cams/etc., a person might check it at 15,000 and find it needs no adjustment, which is not unusual on other modern motorcycles.
..... I have suspicion that some shops take the cash and never crack a valve cover.....
dunno about that , particularly the first service. I have suspicion that some shops take the cash and never crack a valve cover. When you read roums, half the riders say the valves were all still in spec and then the others say they need 4 shims..........jus doesn't add up to me. My Duc was the first bike I've owned that requires shims (16). It needed 4 on first adjust, took it to an independent shop.
.... purchasing a new bike under warranty, it's usually a good idea to have them perform the maintenance during the warranty period. It makes the dealer happy and protects for warranty claims.....after the warranty period, go your trusted independent tech. Usually the valve adjustment interval is out of the warranty period unless you ride a lot.
Maintenance ? As in oil changes, brake function check, lever and side stand check and lube, etc.? Anymore this is essentially what services consist of for the first couple years. Personally when I get a new bike I pick up a couple oil filters at the time and hope to never have to visit the service department during warranty, anytime actually.
Here's a follow up Cycle World video on the Mandello https://youtu.be/xeCI1hLFvX0Didn't see it posted but apologies if someone already did so...
Seriously. Not being a wise guy. Who cares about the "tilt"? I know WE don't, but every stupid "reviewer and internet expert" has to mention it like it's a big deal.That Lamb Chop guy was 100% annoying and the stream of consciousness comments while riding-give it a rest, buddy.
I noticed the same, Huzo.I thought maybe the effect is diminished with the rider on.I think you'd have to ride it and compare to your V85TT.
Yes, the crankshaft will have a lot more rotating mass than the clutch assembly.
But whoever gets their butt into gear and churns out a higher screen, will make a LOT of money in the Land of the Free.Interested to try one.
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