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    Dealership Valve checks
    on: March 30, 2023, 09:10:10 am
    March 30, 2023, 09:10:10 am
    Hi I've recently had my valve check done at a dealership (UK) am I right in thinking they should of recorded the clearances on their system against my VIN number? I was just looking at the paperwork they gave me no sign of the valve clearance records.
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    Re: Dealership Valve checks
    Reply #1 on: March 30, 2023, 01:40:05 pm
    March 30, 2023, 01:40:05 pm
    So ive had a reply, apparently if there in spec,they dont bother recording what the clearances were, seems a bit naff that in my opoinion.

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    Re: Dealership Valve checks
    Reply #2 on: March 30, 2023, 04:36:11 pm
    March 30, 2023, 04:36:11 pm
    I can’t remember getting any either, from my Dealer.   My guess is that don’t want you thinking at 30,000 miles-  ‘looking at last time clearances - I think I’ll get some likely shims and do it myself in the winter’


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    Re: Dealership Valve checks
    Reply #3 on: March 30, 2023, 11:26:53 pm
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    *Originally Posted by Yakmandoo [+]
    So ive had a reply, apparently if there in spec,they dont bother recording what the clearances were, seems a bit naff that in my opoinion.

    If you want them recorded you need to ask for it first.....or do it yourself. I recorded my own when I did mine...but many people don't have the technical ability, tools or room to do it themselves.

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    Re: Dealership Valve checks
    Reply #4 on: March 31, 2023, 03:56:22 am
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    I just had mine done at a local independent BMW shop that has a stellar reputation here. I asked them for the before and after measurements and they gave it to me. My 16 with 17K ended up having six shims replaced. None were actually out of range, but I asked them to replace any that were at the high end. They put them all back to the middle or lower. Not all bikes have valves clearances that get larger with wear, but the XR and most bikes do. I do think it runs a bit smoother now, but that could be plugs too. My old plugs weren't bad, I asked them to save those too for me to see. Because my bike has the full Akra titanium and a Power Commander, I wondered if the richer fuel mixture would foul the plugs, but that wasn't the case. Air filter was also saved to show me, and it wasn't too bad either.

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    Re: Dealership Valve checks
    Reply #5 on: March 31, 2023, 06:56:52 am
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    *Originally Posted by Salish1000 [+]
    I just had mine done at a local independent BMW shop that has a stellar reputation here. I asked them for the before and after measurements and they gave it to me. My 16 with 17K ended up having six shims replaced. None were actually out of range, but I asked them to replace any that were at the high end. They put them all back to the middle or lower. Not all bikes have valves clearances that get larger with wear, but the XR and most bikes do. I do think it runs a bit smoother now, but that could be plugs too. My old plugs weren't bad, I asked them to save those too for me to see. Because my bike has the full Akra titanium and a Power Commander, I wondered if the richer fuel mixture would foul the plugs, but that wasn't the case. Air filter was also saved to show me, and it wasn't too bad either.

    Valve clearances get smaller with wear, surely?   

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    Re: Dealership Valve checks
    Reply #6 on: March 31, 2023, 08:04:08 am
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    *Originally Posted by smithy [+]
    If you want them recorded you need to ask for it first.....or do it yourself. I recorded my own when I did mine...but many people don't have the technical ability, tools or room to do it themselves.

    Yeah I did ask, beforehand, during and after, the reply I got was, our technicians have just been on a course, they have been told its not nessessary if there in tolerance!? I've also questioned how they can be checked 2 hours after the engine has been running and the bike ridden, I suppose because they broke my fairing and didn't tidy up a few cables I'm a bit untrusting of weather they have done it, went in for Plugs and valve checks only.

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    Re: Dealership Valve checks
    Reply #7 on: March 31, 2023, 04:42:25 pm
    March 31, 2023, 04:42:25 pm
    *Originally Posted by Mareng1 [+]
    Valve clearances get smaller with wear, surely?

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