Just had the KLR looked into. This is the first time I had anything checked. Just skipped the 600 mile except for the oil/filter.
I asked for this:
Check cam chain tensioner/tension
New coolant, Engine Ice
Check Valves.....They needed new shims, done.
Know why it didn't cost more?
I didn't take it to the freakin' local crook Kawi Service Shop!!!!
Bike runs like I remember when just broken in. Nice idle, very nice throttle response and acceleration. I'm a pretty happy camper. For the folks in a radius of 50-75 miles of my berg, I highly recommend Precision Motorcycle Repair and Dan, Dave and John, the dudes.
Dan was doing a top end on a Suzuki 400 Dual Sport. Seems the piston siezed. I asked WTF? He said it was new to him and he never saw this type of failure in the 400 before. Oh well, just a bit of a snippet from the repair shop.
Anyway, I dropped my commuter 650 off last night and I got it back at 5:00PM today.
ďI said I never had much use for one.
Never said I didn't know how to use it."
Bigdaa, though all the stuff you mentioned are simple things you could do yourself. For that price, it's worth letting someone else do it. That's only if you have 100% confidence in that person or place.
I'm an anal bastage. If I'm planning on being on 2-wheels and doing stupid fast things on them. I want to be certain that all is good. That's why I do most everything myself and only let trusted individuals do other things.
It's better to have loved and lost than live with the psycho for life!
Nicely done bigdaa. I'm about to click over 7K on my '08 already.
I'm hosting a tech day at my house in a few weeks and about 8 KLR owners are coming over to replace doos, install brake lines, check and adjust valves and more. Hopefully mine is in as good of shape as yours when I reach 14K.