Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Corona De Tucson, AZ
Valves on an 1100 tighten as they wear. So if your valves are quiet, you have a major issue in the works. We want them nice and noisy.
With that said, most guys with 1100's have rarely had to adjust them. I'd suggest checking them every year.....but I have 40,000 on mine and have yet to adjust them, but I'm getting close.
The solution is to learn to do it yourself. It takes maybe an hour of your time including beer breaks and it's just not all that difficult. Keep in mind that the shop will charge you whether they actually adjust them or not.
Sick Mick* 2006 V Star 1100 Custom
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