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Old 08-13-2006, 08:23 AM   #1
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need to get this done...any ideas on where to go???? do ya think it's easy enough for me to do it myself?
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Old 08-13-2006, 08:25 AM   #2
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it's not to hard, take your tank off, carbs, etc. if your not comfortatable working on your bike take it somewhere
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Old 08-13-2006, 08:58 AM   #3
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I would do it yourself. you cant trust too many bike shops these days. some shops will take your bike in, keep it for several days, then give it back to you without turning a wrench and tell you "they were all in spec, now give me 300 dollars".

Happened to me once, so these days I do it myself.

It's not hard to check them if you have a feeler gauge and can use common tools, but it can be a hassle actually shimming them because you have to take the cams off and put them back on and reset the timing correctly. Not saying it's hard, but allow yourself an entire weekend the first time you do it since you wont know what shims to get until you take the bike apart and check them...and if they're out of spec you will have to go to the bike shop mid-job. Bolting down the cam plate while counting timing chain links can be a balancing act. You will probably want to invest in a digital micrometer to measure shims and find a shop that will trade you for your old ones.

If you have an inline 4, this should give you a taste of what you're up against:

Since you'll have the bike apart it's also a good time to do this:

And these:

Just do it, it's a great thing to learn and will save you boatloads of cash on this and any future bike you get.
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Old 08-13-2006, 05:41 PM   #4
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Old 08-14-2006, 10:25 AM   #5
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Depends on the bike. I had to drop my radiator, front motor mount etc. If you don't have a shop manual for your bike and/or a friend with experience doing it...I'd take it somewhere that I trusted to work on it.
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Old 08-14-2006, 10:29 AM   #6
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I don't know about the 1000 but on the F3 you only have to drop the radiator and upper fairings. Pretty easy to check. I thought mine needed adjustment until I checked them myself. All were within tolerance.
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