So . . . I'm chatting with the service manager at the local dealership while my '06GSXR750 gets the 600-mile maintenance done. I'm asking about valve adjustment procedure (which won't be performed until 15K miles) and he says . . .
"Valve check is pretty much cut-and-dried on that bike, but if they have to be adjusted you have to pull the cams to put the shims in."
I'm thinking, "WTF?!?"
1) Is that right? Do you have to pull the camshafts to adjust the valves?
2) Is this a major operation? Surely not. I mean, if you have to pull the cams just to adjust the valves, surely they come out pretty easily.
Then he said something that really made me think: "We don't do many valve checks or adjustment to GSXRs anyway, because most are totalled or stolen WAY before they reach 15,000 miles."
W . . . T . . . F!!!???!!!