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1.5 hrs for break-in service on V7 Racer..?

Discussion in 'V7/V85/V9 Chat & Tech' started by Maj Steve Trevor, Jun 27, 2018.

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  1. Godfrey

    Godfrey High Miler GT Famiglia

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    Any first service that does not include a valve clearance check is incomplete: The valve clearances invariably need to be adjusted from new to broken in. On my V7III Racer, the exhausts had tightened up a little and one intake had loosened up a little. Probably not seriously or with any possibility of damaging anything, but the whole point of a first service post-breaking is to adjust these settings after all the engine and other bike bits have had a reasonable amount of running time in actual service.
     
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    Chris Guenther Just got it firing!

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    I did the valve adjustment myself, all the valves needed a smidge of tightening.
     
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    john zibell Moderator Staff Member GT di Razza Pura

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    I don't see a charge for the final drive oil. It takes 85w-140. Also Godfrey is correct on the valve adjustment.
     
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    Another case of "should have done it yourself"! Obviously they know nothing about Guzzi. They didn't set the valves and didn't change the trans (6 speed) oil. Used the wrong fluid in the rear end it calls for 85/140. Didn't check the fasteners and a smart dealer would have changed the plugs too even though I wouldn't have.
     
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    Chris Guenther Just got it firing!

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    If you look at the volume of oil used, it's the correct amount for the gear oil. I think they just called it final drive in the description. The user manual doesn't cal for final drive oil change till 20000km. At least they didn't charge me for work they didn't do.
     
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    final drive holds a whole 5.6 ounces of oil and some of the III's leak water into them. I'd sure be changing it.
     
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    allmotive Just got it firing!

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    2 hours of labor. $399 for my first service on my V7 III Special. I'm pretty certain they checked the valves. They put on new head gaskets for some reason. I can upload the work order if anyone is interested.
     
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    Not head but rocker cover gaskets. Total waste they are very reuseable.
     
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    john zibell Moderator Staff Member GT di Razza Pura

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    Not always, sometimes they tear. The shop may be conservative and replacing with new so they won't have a come back for a leak.
     
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    not the III. more of a metal as I recall not like the I.
     

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