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Will be taking my father's 2012 zx14r in for first valve adjustment. Checked around and pricing is from $600 to $1200. What is a resonable price? Bike has 19800 now

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Wed Dec 23, 2015 1:29 pm
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Well a shop is going to charge you for at least 5 hrs x their rate. I could do it in 3 hrs if I wanted to with actually adjusting all valves that need adjustment. You would be surprised how many valves wouldn't need adjustment if any. So if they check them and their in spec and none need adjustment they still will charge you for the service I promise you that. If your engine is quite don't worry about it.


Thu Dec 24, 2015 6:25 pm
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Where are you located? Mike.


Thu Dec 24, 2015 7:24 pm
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I live in New Jersey. I'm just being honest with you on how it is. I still would charge $500 myself because my time is valuable and I don't work on bikes anymore. I only really build engines. I would consider doing it by appointment only. You would have to remove you side fairings too!! I don't know where your located. I'm off of exit 5 on NJ tpk


Thu Dec 24, 2015 7:49 pm
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Alligatorz II wrote:
Will be taking my father's 2012 zx14r in for first valve adjustment. Checked around and pricing is from $600 to $1200. What is a resonable price? Bike has 19800 now

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Thu Dec 24, 2015 10:55 pm
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what a pain in the a$$ job it is especially if you need to make changes on both cams. I have done it several times now on both bikes but only with the engine on the bench. Just checking them with the engine still in the bike would be a nightmare for me.
If Steve wants to do it for $500 I would get it to him quick before he realizes what he has offered.


Thu Dec 24, 2015 11:30 pm
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[quote="OzzyMax"]what a pain in the a$$ job it is especially if you need to make changes on both cams. I have done it several times now on both bikes but only with the engine on the bench. Just checking them with the engine still in the bike would be a nightmare for me.
If Steve wants to do it for $500 I would get it to him quick before he realizes what he has offered.[/quote



I realize what I offered.!!! It's easy for me. I've been working on bikes for 33yrs. I'm an expert in all phases of motor work requardless of make or model. I just rebuilt a 2014 M109. Crank, bearings etc. try timing those cams, or a BMW 1000 that the cams turn backwards or a V four with 4 cams.


Fri Dec 25, 2015 3:38 pm
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You won't find a better, fairer, more experienced mechanic than Steve Knecum!
A little plug for Steve: http://www.knecumpower.com/
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