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Ok guys, I have never done this with any of my other bikes but I would like this one to last a long time and get the most power out of it that is possible. I have decided to take it for the "100 mile checkup". I called several dealers and got prices for just the valve check up (i can change the oil ect!) KC's (CRAPPY DEALER) priced it at $100, so I called Fayetteville Cycles and they quoted me a price of $60-70. That was nice but not great! So I called Pioneer Equipment and got a quote of $45 and told it would take little over an hour! Is this price reasonable for a valve adjustment? I know nothing about this.

Also, Is it really that important to spend the money and effort to get them adjusted only after a few miles? I have about 220 miles on my machine now. Fayetteville cycle tech told me about 600 miles get them adjusted first time. the other two told me get them adjusted after about 150-200 miles to give the bike time to "seat". I would like some of you gear heads opinions on this, Thanks!
 

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I just had my valves adjusted. I also refused their 20 hour service which was $300. It included oil change, valve adjustment and stupid inspections like tire pressure. I did the oil change myself which seemed to aggravate the dealer. I insisted on just a valve adjustment. My Rincon had 18 hours on it and they said the valves were within spec. and charged me $85.00. I doubt they even did anything. From what I hear, it is important to have the valves adjusted often. I think if they are not making noise then all should be good.
 

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It would be wise to have them checked for $45. From what I've been hearing on the Rincons, most people who check them themselves (I tend not to believe dealers) have found them within specs. I'm probably close to 350+ miles and have not checked mine yet, but should soon.
 

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I am going Saturday the 6th. I will be testing it out on my fathers land (350 Acres) after this so I will report if there is any noticable increase in power...to see why I am concerned check out this video of a guy doing a wheelie with NO effort. I cant get mine to go that high by flooring it!!!

http://videos.atvextreme.com/atvtv/wheel.wmv


Can yall's do what this guys is doing?
 

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Jason you have alot of extra weight on your Rincon with Warn Bumper,Mudlites,and Maxxis rims.Mine with stock tires and wheels will flip over backwards if you nail it,but put the Outlaws and C-Series on and its totally different!

Also I have about 250 miles on my Rincon and have never checked the Valves and probably wont unless they start rattling.My Dad checked his at 100 miles at they were right on!
 

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No those mods are for future...As of now I dont have anything on it. It is bare bone stock..If you look again it says FUTURE MODS.. LOL. I wish I had those things..Mine Bone stock wont hardly get the wheels off the ground...I am starting to think its a POS!
 

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I guess I need to read a lil closer before I speak!LOL...

Jason my Rincon was weak when I 1st got it to.I was very disappointed in the performance from it being a 650,but after the Jet Kit....Totally different bike.Put a Jet Kit in your Rinny and prepare to sit on the tank when you nail it from a dead stop!
 

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A valve adjustment for $45 is a pretty good deal. I did mine myself and tey were almost dead-on. I think I tightened the intakes a tad but I don't realy remember. I should probably check them again at the next oil change.

I got kinda spoiled with the Rincon, because I have to do the valves on my Grizzly at EVERY oil change because they tighten up so quickly.

Rob
 

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Is this something that is hard to do for the novice mechanic that likes to rant and rave because he always tears something up or makes something that works stop working LOL!! I was thinking that for someone with that skill level to let the mechanic do it.

P.S. I tried to get it done this saturday but the mechanics said they were busy that day (only one mechanice that day) and they wouldnt be able to get to my bike that day. Since it was a state away I didnt want to leave it and have to drive back...I am going to try and get them checked again next weekend..
 

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RobG-How do you find top dead center? Where are the marks? Any help would be appreciated. I don't have a manual yet and would like to see some instructions on it. Thanks
 

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I know this is an old thread but I have an update...I got my valves adjusted by the dealer and I think they did something wrong because it feels sluggish now and when accelorating hard there is an odd sound that I can feel in the footpegs...sounds almost like something hiting or moving around. I think they made them to loose!

03rincon, Saturday when we do the JetKit/Filter mod how hard would it be for you to help me check the valves as well so I will know how to do this and not rely on the BRAINDEAD mechanics I took the bike to in TN...I dont have any idea the ammount of time or effort involved in this...and it might not need it, I will let you drive and listen to it before we mod it.

thanks!
 

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Just had mine done today: oil/filter change, check fluids, valves, adjust brake lever position, check/correct idle adjustment, etc. - $49.95
 

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All that for 50 bucks! Wow. I did mine the other day and they were all a tad loose, but not too bad. 500+miles.
 
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