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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 07-07-2011, 11:43 AM Thread Starter
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Am I the only guy that the valves need to be adjusted every 1200 miles,it costs me 350 dollars every 4 months.The dealer says its not too common but my valves keep pounding in the head and then it will not start.any suggestions maybe Hunterworks could put up another good video.I find them very helpful wish I lived near by so I could thank him
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Stock valve springs are to weak. Not that big of a job to do it your self. 350 would be way to much to pay.
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I doubt I do a video on that but it is relatively easy. Just download a service manual from tradebit.com for less than $10 and do it yourself.

Who ever is charging you $350 should deserves a beat down. I would think one hour of labor only and that would run you $60 to $100 depending on the shop rate
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I doubt I do a video on that but it is relatively easy. Just download a service manual from tradebit.com for less than $10 and do it yourself.

Who ever is charging you $350 should deserves a beat down. I would think one hour of labor only and that would run you $60 to $100 depending on the shop rate
It would depend on how stripped down the machine is when dropped off. Fully assembled it would definately take more than an hour to adjust valves.

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It would depend on how stripped down the machine is when dropped off. Fully assembled it would definately take more than an hour to adjust valves.
Ok, a hour and 15 minutes!! LOL Slow pokes!!
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Thanks for the replys the kawi rep says this is not a common occurance he has not seen any web site then.If I would have known this I would have never bought a Kawi Teryx in the first place.One shop charged me 300 dollars in Canada {holeshot in Langley B.C} the other shop charged me almost 400 dollars in Bellingham washington {mount Baker motorsports}
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The local dealer here tried to tell me it was 3 hours to set the valves on my Brute Force Quad. Then I asked how much if I removed all the plastic (took less than an hour), it still was a 3 hour charge, so I did it myself. Some dealers are better known as stealerships.
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Am I the only guy that the valves need to be adjusted every 1200 miles,it costs me 350 dollars every 4 months.The dealer says its not too common but my valves keep pounding in the head and then it will not start.any suggestions maybe Hunterworks could put up another good video.I find them very helpful wish I lived near by so I could thank him
How do you know when it is time to adjust them?
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How do you know when it is time to adjust them?
When it is too late it will be hard to start.

Funny part is I just fix them after the damage and have not thought what would be a good frequency to adjust them. Maybe every six months.
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your eventually gona have to do a valve job,was adjusting mine every two rides till it ran outof adjustment it should be a recall but kawi is making a killing on adjusting valves ,told me it was dust i call bs ,ikeep my filter clean if it was the filter seems to me like thy ed do somthing about it.just my 2 cents.
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