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This is a discussion on Valve Clearance Service within the General Z1000/Z750 forums, part of the Kawasaki Z1000, Ninja 1000, Z800, Z750 & Z-750S category; Has Anyone every had their valves checked on their Z ? Out of curiosity I asked for a estimate cost and was quoted around $1,200. ...

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    Up-And Comer grinderdogg's Avatar
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    Valve Clearance Service

    Has Anyone every had their valves checked on their Z ? Out of curiosity I asked for a estimate cost and was quoted around $1,200. I’ve had it from 9,000 miles to 33,000 miles now and not a noise from the motor and still runs strong as ever. Didn’t know how many of you guys are doing this and if you had any issues not doing it?
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    Not doing it your asking for problems mine was still in spec when checked at 24,000 km. but needed shims on 3 valves at 48,000 and on others ever since. I do mine myself. So save some money there's a thread here about doing it.
    2007 Z750s, 10 zx6 rear shock/linkage, 10 zx6 forks/brakes, HEL front/rear brake lines, Pazzo shorty levers, Dynojet pcv 17-050, 06 Z1000 clutch with Barnett carbon fibre friction discs, steels and springs, and 08 cover, Parts Unlimited 16 tooth front, Supersprox stealth 46 tooth rear sprockets with 114 link RK chain, heated grips (unsure of the manufacturer), bar risers from twisted throttle, 11 ninja 1000 mirrors, MRA touring windscreen, Corbin gunfighter seat.

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    I had a valve job done on my 03 Z1K a few months ago and it cost $400-$500 at a repair shop and not a dealership. $1,200 is an insane amount for a naked bike like the Z. I would check around with other shops if I were you. I can do basic maint. myself but a valve job is a little too much. I need to take some motorcycle mechanic courses so I can do more maint. myself and save the $.
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    It's a pretty easy job can be done in a couple hours. Getting the middle coils out is the toughest part lol. Bet it's definitely a need to do maintenance. I checked mine when I did my 1000 upgrade and all but 1 valve was way out of tolerance after 13k miles

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    This is a rather important adjustment valves wear and so do valve seats causing the valve to tighten up against the cam <--(more wear here as a result) and possibly the valve not seating, causing it to burn or leak then burn, not a good thing. You're not just affecting one little thing with this, dropped valves can write off an engine. I do mine religiously every 24,000 km./15,000 miles.
    2007 Z750s, 10 zx6 rear shock/linkage, 10 zx6 forks/brakes, HEL front/rear brake lines, Pazzo shorty levers, Dynojet pcv 17-050, 06 Z1000 clutch with Barnett carbon fibre friction discs, steels and springs, and 08 cover, Parts Unlimited 16 tooth front, Supersprox stealth 46 tooth rear sprockets with 114 link RK chain, heated grips (unsure of the manufacturer), bar risers from twisted throttle, 11 ninja 1000 mirrors, MRA touring windscreen, Corbin gunfighter seat.

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    Cool, thanks for all the advice guys I’ll have to check around for some other places to see about the cost
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