straight talk about the valve job every 6k
I have bought a 2001 vulcan 800 with 17k miles on it...it was a foolish purchase. I didnt know the belt kit was bad, I didnt know tires need to be replaced sometimes even when the tread is good (dryrot) I didnt know the petcock was on its last leg. I didnt know the v and h pipes needed baffles to pass inspection....didnt know it takes a mad magician to even get a jap carb to work with v and h. 2 places so far and it still dies unless the choke is all the way out....im over 1,200 on maintenance on a 2k bike now.........and today? I didnt know some engines need ~600.00 valve jobs every 6k miles. I think I need to check clearance, I dont think I can do it. I do my own oil, etc, but valves?? that seems like serious engine work.but. I cannot afford to get it done. is there an indicator to valve work needing to be done?, nose, etc......is it that hard? the guy at the stealership today told me they would have to remove the rocker arms, so its 4+ hours of work for them. Im about to just sell this bike for a loss. any help, advice tips, etc would be appreciated...and I gotta tell you, i am NOT impressed with an engine that demands valve checks at 6k. my old sporty, magna, shadow, and dyna NEVER demanded this kind of hand holding. pardon me for my frustration,but jeeeeesus, we buy japanese bikes for their dependablitly. this one has been an eggshell so far. thanks in advance, and please excuse my whining, im just about out of money, lol
Last edited by nrg2brn; 08-04-2016 at 10:52 PM.
Reason: forgot something.