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  1. GPRIDER

    Both headlights on with engine running?

    Yes. What Ignacio said. I just replaced both of mine on one of my FJR's after one blew out. got a whiter version of the light bulbs. GP
  2. GPRIDER

    Valve check/Valve adjustment in Dallas-Ft. Worth

    Lone Star in Irving. The service department seemed to be competent. It's not really farther from me than the shop I usually go to in Rockwall, but you have to drive through downtown Dallas to get there and back unless you want to go 10 or 15 miles out of the way to avoid it. The traffic sucks...
  3. GPRIDER

    Valve check/Valve adjustment in Dallas-Ft. Worth

    That's what I was talking about. I already knew that. I checked the valves just fine and can get by with the measurements till the next check. You have to take the cams off to replace shims. I wasn't prepared to do that if it needed it. Will try to be prepared at the next check with the...
  4. GPRIDER

    Valve check/Valve adjustment in Dallas-Ft. Worth

    Ok, I took the bike over to another shop in the area and they did a diagnostic check. The codes came up and they cancelled them. No more check engine light. These guys were older experienced Tech's. All I can figure is The younger unexperienced Tech that did the first diagnostic either didn't...
  5. GPRIDER

    Valve check/Valve adjustment in Dallas-Ft. Worth

    Not yet. Taking it to another Yamaha dealership this morning. I thought my extended warranty had expired, but I looked at my warranty card and Im good till May. I don't know anything about the service department there. Hope they are good.
  6. GPRIDER

    Valve check/Valve adjustment in Dallas-Ft. Worth

    Just from reading on the forum over the past years, most will tighten up at different rates. I think there might have been some problems with FJRs that were never checked and adjusted when they needed it. The only way you can be sure is to just get a new FJR every 40 to 50 thousand miles. Ha...
  7. GPRIDER

    Valve check/Valve adjustment in Dallas-Ft. Worth

    The two exhaust valves were just .01 out of spec. My old trusted mechanic, that doesnt wrench anymore because of his bad back, told me not to worry about that much of a difference. I wasn't prepared to pull the cams anyway. I suppose I can do that eventually. Just a little concerned about...
  8. GPRIDER

    Valve check/Valve adjustment in Dallas-Ft. Worth

    32,400 mi. Two exhaust valves were slightly out of spec. Not going to adjust till next check. GP
  9. GPRIDER

    Valve check/Valve adjustment in Dallas-Ft. Worth

    I took the bike to my Yamaha dealer and they hooked it up to the diagnostics on their laptop. 4 codes came up. PO118 Coolant Temp sensor P114 Air injection sensor 196 Event Coolant temp sensor...
  10. GPRIDER

    Valve check/Valve adjustment in Dallas-Ft. Worth

    Ok, I took it out for a test drive and it runs like a top, but...... The check engine light is on. I'm thinking its just because I unhooked a lot of electrical stuff to get the wiring harness moved over so I could slide the valve cover back in. Is there a way for me to check it myself or will I...
  11. GPRIDER

    Valve check/Valve adjustment in Dallas-Ft. Worth

    Yay! Finally got it. Finally figured out to unplug almost everything on that big wiring harness. It made enough room to get the cover seated. No adjustment needed, but that will be another problem for later down the road. Gp
  12. GPRIDER

    Valve check/Valve adjustment in Dallas-Ft. Worth

    Yes. I've been trying that. I attached the gasket with some permatex ultra black. The cam chains are pushing the gasket loose as I try to slide it in. Keep on trying and hope it slips in. GP
  13. GPRIDER

    Valve check/Valve adjustment in Dallas-Ft. Worth

    Ok. So I get all the parts I need and watch a video on how to do the valve check. Tore everything down and got the check done. I knew putting the valve cover was going to be a bitch to put back on because it wasnt too easy to take off. Any tips on putting the cover back on a Gen 3. I tried...
  14. GPRIDER

    Valve check/Valve adjustment in Dallas-Ft. Worth

    So, I'm assuming you do your own valve checks/adjustments yourself. It would make sense with the miles you rack up. Save you a small forturne. I watched a video of a guy showing how to do it. Looks very time consuming, but I might give it a try and hope I get everything back together right. Ha!
  15. GPRIDER

    Valve check/Valve adjustment in Dallas-Ft. Worth

    What part of Colorado are you in?
  16. GPRIDER

    Valve check/Valve adjustment in Dallas-Ft. Worth

    I guess the bottom line is I don't mind letting a good mechanic do it if I know I trust them. Every time I find one, they head for greener pastures. If someone here on the forum, that has good experience with it and wants to help me do it, I would consider it. DFW tech day?
  17. GPRIDER

    Valve check/Valve adjustment in Dallas-Ft. Worth

    Thanks for all the input. I have 32,327 miles on my 2016. Still under warranty till May. This is my 4th FJR. The first valve check on my other 3 did not need any adjustments at 30,000 miles. And yes Dan, Ive been on the forum long enought to know of the valve train stability. :) It's one of the...
  18. GPRIDER

    Valve check/Valve adjustment in Dallas-Ft. Worth

    Having a hard time finding a tech that has actually done a valve adjustment or valve check on an FJR in the Dallas area. The tech that did my last one quit wrenching and is now in the parts department. I found another guy in Plano that had done quite a few and he quit and went God knows where...
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