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« on: May 04, 2009, 06:07:51 PM »

I think that the VFR may be the perfect replacement for my SV.  However, I've ruled it out solely on the basis of the cost and complexity of the valve adjustments.  I'm not sure I know of a dealer around Hampton Roads/Tidewater Virginia that I'd feel comfortable having inside my engine.  The more I think about it, however, the more I realize that I don't think I can pull the trigger on a Triumph.  

What have you paid for the valve adjustments on your VFRs?
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« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2009, 09:56:17 PM »

I too am curious (not that I'll even keep mine long enough for a valve adjustment...  Lol )

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« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2009, 01:12:33 AM »

I think it's around $600. Judging by comments on VFRD, many people never even do them.  Bigok
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« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2009, 02:10:49 AM »

Mine was $360, this is the only service I have had done at the dealer.
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« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2009, 06:27:28 AM »

Oooh, I can answer -- full 16K service ran about $1,600.  At least 10 hours in the engine . . ..   Crazy

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« Reply #5 on: May 05, 2009, 09:02:28 AM »

That's pretty much robbery if you ask me. Dayum.  Sad
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« Reply #6 on: May 05, 2009, 01:43:12 PM »

One dood posts $350, another dood posts $1600....

where's the dood playin' the dood, who is the dood that got a "normal" price?
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« Reply #7 on: May 05, 2009, 01:50:40 PM »

I traded a $250 leather racing suit for a valve check on mine. It took her about 2-3 hours and a pizza. All the valves were in spec, btw (60K)  Inlove
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« Reply #8 on: May 05, 2009, 03:39:33 PM »


I traded a $250 leather racing suit for a valve check on mine.


You have a leather suit that needs valve checks?  What is that, some sort of deep sea diving outfit?



p.s. they are talking about Vtec VFRs.  An entirely different kettle of sushi.
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« Reply #9 on: May 05, 2009, 03:44:44 PM »

i got mine done for free...(kinda). i had the Platinum plan which pays for practically everything....if i didn't have it, it would have cost me just over $600. mine was the first one the dealership had ever done. took me a good year to get that many miles on it. i miss those days.
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« Reply #10 on: May 05, 2009, 03:46:14 PM »



p.s. they are talking about Vtec VFRs.  An entirely different kettle of sushi.


oooooo. Never mind then. I keep forgetting that there are those so-called "improved" VFRs out there  Razz
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« Reply #11 on: May 05, 2009, 03:59:16 PM »


Oooh, I can answer -- full 16K service ran about $1,600.  At least 10 hours in the engine . . ..   Crazy

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« Reply #12 on: May 05, 2009, 05:36:25 PM »

Well, you all have been tremendously helpful.  That has completely and utterly ruled out the VFR for me once and for all.  Maybe I'll stumble onto a cheap low mile bike that I can ride for 10K and then sell before the adjustment, but I certainly won't be paying for that privilege.  
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« Reply #13 on: May 05, 2009, 08:19:34 PM »

Farkin VFRs! They're good for nothing but pictures on ST.N.

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« Reply #14 on: May 05, 2009, 09:16:05 PM »

I have a 4th gen VFR.  It currently has 15k on it.  I have no plans of cracking the top end until at least 30k.  The vast majority of VFR owners find no need to adjust valves at the 16k schedule.  Possible difference in chain vs. gear driven cams.  IMO it won't be an issue if you only plan on keeping the bike for 10k.   Headscratch
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« Reply #15 on: May 05, 2009, 09:16:46 PM »

HOVMAVEN, did you realize that your shop is charging $102 per hour?  Also, replacing sparkplugs isn't a 16,000 mile service item and they were $26 each.  Why did they charge you for new coolant?

I don't know guys, I'm at 29,000 miles, and I certianly didn't feel bad about passing the first valve clearence check.  I'm going to do my own here sometime and I'll post up some pics if I think to take them.

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« Reply #16 on: May 05, 2009, 09:19:20 PM »


HOVMAVEN, did you realize that your shop is charging $102 per hour?  Also, replacing sparkplugs isn't a 16,000 mile service item and they were $26 each.  Why did they charge you for new coolant?

I don't know guys, I'm at 29,000 miles, and I certianly didn't feel bad about passing the first valve clearence check.  I'm going to do my own here sometime and I'll post up some pics if I think to take them.

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That would be cool do see how bad you bork them...

I mean that would be awesome to see.  Smile
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« Reply #17 on: May 05, 2009, 09:58:45 PM »


Well, you all have been tremendously helpful.  That has completely and utterly ruled out the VFR for me once and for all.  Maybe I'll stumble onto a cheap low mile bike that I can ride for 10K and then sell before the adjustment, but I certainly won't be paying for that privilege.  


I wouldn't rule it out so quickly.  You have a range from $350 to over $1,000 and I'm sure the true average is somewhere a lot closer to $400 and $500.  I've seen the same price range for valve adjustments on a Ducati ST3, so I'm sure you can similar highs and lows if you asked the same question for other bikes.  

I would call your local shop and ask them what they charge.  
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« Reply #18 on: May 05, 2009, 10:21:12 PM »

Get a 5th gen.  Or, just don't worry about the valves needing adjustment.  They probably don't.   Bigsmile
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« Reply #19 on: May 06, 2009, 01:02:08 PM »

I spoke to a really good Duc mechanic who is in the 'in' with various Honda service depts.
The Vtec VFR service is meant to take 6 hours.  The bill shown above for $1680 shows 12 hours!
The dood was screwed by that dealership.
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