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How often do you adjust the valves? Also what are the signs that they need to be adjusted thanks

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I do have the manual but I was wondering if when they did check there valves, do they often do it at the recommened miles or longer. I know in the past some of my other bikes that when I did check the valves they were okay. Also if they do need do get adjusted what are the problems that would indicate that they needed to get adjusted Thanks

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The factory recommendations are set so that problems can be avoided . You can see the poor performance that happens when proper maintenance is not kept up . Things wear out much sooner . I see it all over , especially in older machines that are being brought back to life . Impropper maintenance is why those older machines 'died' .

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on my xt's I usually checked/adjusted the valves every 6000 km or 2 years.

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