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06-23-2006 04:26 AM
marko138
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Originally Posted by Gas Man
It helps if your bike is naked like most the SVs....
Well mine isn't but...it takes me about 5 minutes to get the fairings off.



06-22-2006 10:56 PM
R1up0n1
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Originally Posted by marko138
Anyone know about what a shop charges to adjust it?
I think it was almost $200-$300.
06-22-2006 10:12 PM
Gas Man It helps if your bike is naked like most the SVs....



06-22-2006 11:59 AM
jeeps84
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Originally Posted by marko138
Anyone know about what a shop charges to adjust it?
Shouldn't be more than 1 hour shop rate for most bikes.
06-22-2006 05:42 AM
marko138 Anyone know about what a shop charges to adjust it?



06-22-2006 02:15 AM
jeeps84
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Originally Posted by Gas Man
Its called PREVENATIVE maintance!

I wouldn't say STOP riding... just sked the time to either have it done or do it on the w/e in the coming month or so.
If you don't hear it. I wouldn't worry to much but it is time for a checkup.
06-21-2006 11:02 PM
Gas Man Its called PREVENATIVE maintance!

I wouldn't say STOP riding... just sked the time to either have it done or do it on the w/e in the coming month or so.



06-21-2006 09:21 PM
R1up0n1
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Originally Posted by ShanMan14
Well that's somewhat reassuring. I don't ride too hard () but I should probably have it checked.
It wouldn't be a bad idea, however be prepared to hear there is nothing wrong with them.
06-21-2006 08:27 PM
ShanMan14
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Originally Posted by R1up0n1
I had 19k+ on my 00 SV650 and never had the cam chain tensioner adjusted and there wasn't any problems. Also I took the bike in to have the valves looked at and adjusted, however when the tech took it apart he said there was SO LITTLE wear he didn't even have a shim that could possibably fit it. So therefore the valves were fine.
All in all the top end of the engine was perfectly fine with all those hard miles on it. Turns out my problem was too many wheelies, starving the front cylinder and throwing a rod bearing and scoring the crankshaft.

Well that's somewhat reassuring. I don't ride too hard () but I should probably have it checked.
06-21-2006 04:50 PM
JK_DILLA my motor is getting a little noisy. (mechanically) The manual cam chain tensioner is an up coming mod for me. I hope im not on borrowed time either.
06-21-2006 03:27 PM
R1up0n1
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Originally Posted by ShanMan14
I've got 17000 miles on my '99 SV650S and I've never had a valve adjustment or cam chain tensioner adjustment. The bike runs fine, as far as I can tell. I've replaced the brakes, redone the forks, replaced the sprockets and chain, replaced the plugs, jetted the carb, replaced tires and the oil is changed regularly so it's not like I completely abuse it.

Am I on borrowed time or should I stop riding and have this done immediately?
I had 19k+ on my 00 SV650 and never had the cam chain tensioner adjusted and there wasn't any problems. Also I took the bike in to have the valves looked at and adjusted, however when the tech took it apart he said there was SO LITTLE wear he didn't even have a shim that could possibably fit it. So therefore the valves were fine.
All in all the top end of the engine was perfectly fine with all those hard miles on it. Turns out my problem was too many wheelies, starving the front cylinder and throwing a rod bearing and scoring the crankshaft.
06-21-2006 02:41 PM
ShanMan14
NOT servicing the cam chain tensioners

I've got 17000 miles on my '99 SV650S and I've never had a valve adjustment or cam chain tensioner adjustment. The bike runs fine, as far as I can tell. I've replaced the brakes, redone the forks, replaced the sprockets and chain, replaced the plugs, jetted the carb, replaced tires and the oil is changed regularly so it's not like I completely abuse it.

Am I on borrowed time or should I stop riding and have this done immediately?

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