Join Date: Aug 2011
Year/Make/Model: 2014 Kawasaki Vulcan Vaquero ABS SE
Color: Orange SE
The valve job seems to vary. Some do it to a tee according to the manual, some put 100,000 miles on the bike without touching it, others wait for it to make a noise. Still others have never heard of needing a valve adjustment!
As for me, I try to stick with the manual. Although from what I've been reading, it seems like the first clearance adjustments (15k I believe) are the most drastic. So, if I were gonna skip 'em, I'd skip AFTER the first one, in other words, I would recommend thinking about doing it / getting it done at 15k miles.
It's one of those things that you could never do for the life of your bike and never have a problem. OR, you could put 35,000 miles on it without doing it and end up with an expensive top end job. Depends on which you feel like you've got better odds for I guess! LOL.
"8 But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us."
Romans 5:8 (NIV)
2014 Kawasaki Vulcan 1700 Vaquero ABS SE
iPod Connector Kit, Kuryakyn Highway Pegs, Mustang Touring Seat, Marvella's Hitch, Kuryakyn Trailer Wiring Kit, Haul-Master Tag-a-Long Cargo Trailer
2011 Honda Shadow Aero 750 (Wife's)
Memphis shades quick-release windshield, OEM Solo Seat, Mustang Fender Bib, Chrome Solo Luggage Rack
Past: 2006 Vulcan 900 Classic LT