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post #1 of 7 Old 09-13-2013, 04:39 PM Thread Starter
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98 zx6r valve adjustment price

I am not a tech so I thought I should ask here. I took the bike to champion cycle and talked to the guy about weird valve noise and a leak near valve gasket. He recommended to adjust valves since it sounded like it needed it..Also, he said he has to do oil change with that. all is going to cost $400. is this a fair price and do you need to change oil when you are adjusting the clearance. bike is 98 zx6r and got 59k on it ..it sux cuz i just did oil change about 700km ago.
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How mechanically inclined are you? Can you follow a guide on how to do it? Download the service manual for your bike off this site and read up on how to do it before you do anything. If you think it's out of your reach then take it to the shop, but I don't believe you need an oil change with it. I could be wrong though.


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Don't need an oil change if last one was done either 2 months ago or under 1000mi

I did it myself.

LOTS of bolts. gotta make lots of trays (egg cartons) to categories them. I thought I knew my bike after have taken it apart a few times, each time a bit further.

Whole job is gonna take you about 20hrs. Good winter project. Hardest part is finding someone to trade shims with to get the gapping up to spec. Shim kits are around $100 retail.


If wanna tackle it yourself, I'm open to share my experience from this past winter.
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I am not a tech so I thought I should ask here. I took the bike to champion cycle and talked to the guy about weird valve noise and a leak near valve gasket. He recommended to adjust valves since it sounded like it needed it..Also, he said he has to do oil change with that. all is going to cost $400. is this a fair price and do you need to change oil when you are adjusting the clearance. bike is 98 zx6r and got 59k on it ..it sux cuz i just did oil change about 700km ago.
That's a pretty fair deal. It takes about 4 hours to do. Maybe 5 if a couple shims need to be dropped in. An experienced tech @ $80-$90/hr could do it quicker so judging by price it is a fair shake. Personally, I only take the gas tank off. I would pass on the oil change if you did it that recently. Def go with a new gasket. Go ahead and get the spark plug hoke gaskets and cover bolt gaskets. It's worth it to avoid the potential leak. If you (or they) are going that deep, may as well do the spark plugs too if they haven't been done in a while.
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Thanks guys.. I have followed the guide to do new plugs, coolant flush, brake lines n fluid but I think valves are little on the extreme side. Dropped it at the shop. I have heard good reviews about him in local forums and lots of happy customers. But he HAS to do the oil change lol. Hopefully I see the difference when I get it back.
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Note: I have done that work in past couple of months
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Had my valves adjusted for $235 that's with 9 shims

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