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Wondering if the valve adjustment is necessary at 4500 km,s/2700 miles. engine sounds good, but I am not an expert. (just bought the bike)

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I believe that the recommended interval is 7500 miles- I waited until 15k with no apparent ill effects! I am now at 32k, and have been putting it off since 30k- it is a tedious and time consuming job, but one that anyone can do if they pay attention to detail and instructions. The forums at Volusia Riders have much good advice.

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1. Loose valves will have the annoying tick but no engine damage.
2. Tight valves will be silent but may not seat properly causing loss of compression, overheating, and burnt exhaust valves.
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