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So, shall I assume that, being DOHC, that this engine will use shims for adjustment, rather than good ol' easy adjusted screw and locknuts? That doesn't make this a very user-serviceable or inexpensive maintenance requirement. There is a reason some of us like single cylinder, easily maintained bikes.
 

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I assume the g310r will use shims for adjustment, seems like a common trend with BMW motorrad and even their higher end bikes uses shims.
 

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The servicing intervals listed in the riders's manual shows once a year, with valve adjustments every 12,000 miles.
 

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Has anyone had this done yet? Somebody wrote on another forum read that a valve adjustment at 12k will due to the design of the bike, cost upwards of $1000 because of the labor involved.
 

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I was told $500 for a 12,000 mile service. I thought that was expensive, but it certainly cheaper than people have told me service on a lot of other machines.
 

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Thanks, $500 is lot, but that is about would I would expect for the 12,000 mile service (my 700GS was a bit more than that). My GS has 32,000 miles on it and still hasn't needed a valve adjustment. They said to expect it at the next service (36,000)
 

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Thanks, $500 is lot, but that is about would I would expect for the 12,000 mile service (my 700GS was a bit more than that). My GS has 32,000 miles on it and still hasn't needed a valve adjustment. They said to expect it at the next service (36,000)
So did you have the valves checked at 12,000 miles & 24,000 miles & no adjustment required? If so, that’s awesome!
 

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Amy Harburg's G310GS, which has covered 30,000km with very little maintenance on her Mongolia-UK overland trip had a full service last week at our local BMW dealer and they were amazed that the valve clearances were exactly correct, and the full service cost £220
Bucket & shim valve set-ups are very reliable over lon periods. Plus the shims are the same as S1000RR & XR 4 cylinder models.
 

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So did you have the valves checked at 12,000 miles & 24,000 miles & no adjustment required? If so, that’s awesome!
Yes, that is correct, Valves were checked at 12,000 and 24,000 miles. I was told with my particular engine (the f700/800), that long intervals for adjustment is pretty common.
 

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My Honda SHi 300 cc scooter did not require valve adjustment after 20K miles. I look forward to doing all the service work myself.
 

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I assume the g310r will use shims for adjustment, seems like a common trend with BMW motorrad and even their higher end bikes uses shims.
Please don't do that. As in, assume.

If you know the answer, great. If you don't, that's also good. But assuming just adds white noise to the thread and contributes nothing and obfuscates the readers.

For the record, yes, the G310 has shims.

Sorry for being a nark but sometimes people just want straight answers
 

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Not in the US, so long as you keep documentation of the work and receipts for parts (filters, oil etc). I believe this is to prevent companies from effectively creating a monopoly by giving you only one choice for service. Makes sense to me.
 
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