• Big question

    Big question.

    I am about to book 16k miles service on my MK2 ('15).

    The big question is whether to do valve clearances or not?

    Any advise or opinion is very welcomed.

    11 comments
    • see the post by Barry lower down

    • Good point, thank you.

    • Mine will be going in this year for its 16k service , valve clearances get done on that service ( I payed for Honda service up to 16k )

    • A previous bike of mine, a vtec 800 is expected to have a major 16,000 service, numerous mechanics advised not to check the valves until around 32,000!

    • Do it yourself. So easy and cheap

    • Miles or km we talk here :D

    • Miles

    • Good...feeling good ;))

    • As much as I would love to do it myself there are several reasons I cannot.

      1. No garage or driveway

      2. Warranty

      3. No clue how ;)

      Maybe next time, hopefully 1 and 2 will be solved by then and 3rd point ... maybe I will buy an engine to experiment on, could be cheaper than the service. Having said that £490 for a full service including valve adjustment isn't that bad.

      I decided to book it.

    • okay just to update you all on this topic ... I've had it done and valves were bang on in the middle of prescribed tolerances. I am still happy that I've done it because other bits and pieces were checked as well during this service. Bike feels like new again.

    • Just had valve clearance service on my 2006 cbf1000 at 19,600 miles, and what'd you know, "all were within tolerances". £279 at Honda dealers, hope this helps.