GS1200 Water Cooled Valves

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GS1200 Water Cooled Valves

Post by ollydog » Sun Nov 15, 2020 2:05 pm

Just checked my valves on a 2013 Water Cooled GS at 22,000 miles. Only one inlet valve slightly tight. This is the 4th time i have checked these and check 3 times at each siting to get an average (i know i should ride more and get bored easily) but they never have drifted.

Checking is a doodle but when reading, some of these bikes go well over 50k and never need re-shimming, any thoughts anyone, anyone had a re shim


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Re: GS1200 Water Cooled Valves

Post by Flipflop » Tue Nov 17, 2020 6:00 pm

Did 180K miles on my 1100 gs and never needed a re shim. I realise the WC is different but still the engine is really under stressed, unless you ride really fast!
My wife’s WC has done over 30K miles with no adjustment - to be honest I don’t think the main dealer even looks at them when it’s serviced, they do the whole thing in half a day which is not long enough for a proper cool down.
Next time you go to check them, take it for a spin instead ;)

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