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Update to "in a mess". Took my bike in to the shop last Monday by CAA tow truck and got a call last night (tuesday) that the bike was ready to go. Was expecting a big bill? To my surprise the bill was only $219.58. That included stripping the bike down so they could get to the rear intake valves to find the plastic part i dropped into the intake valves while adjusting the valves. They had quoted me initially about $800.00 not including setting the valves. So, was i surprised that they only charged for 2 hours of labor and that included setting the valves, as well as putting 4 liters of gas in the tank to get home plus 13% HST. The bike runs perfect now. This is one time that it paid off to take the bike in and let the professionals do the job. Needless to say i was very satisfied with the outcome . Like i said before, all is well that ends well .

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That's good news.
I'm glad you have an honest shop to deal with. They could have ripped you and you would not have known the difference.
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I'm glad you have an honest shop to deal with. They could have ripped you and you would not have known the difference.
Very true indeed. They did quote me around $800.00 when i called and told them what had happened. Boy , was i surprised when he showed me the total bill. I almost did a double take lol. The shop foreman also returned the home made plastic tool, that i used to adjust the valves with as prove that the job was done. I did buy the bike there new in 2007 but it was the first time that i have taken it in as up to this point have always done the maintenance myself. The cost even included the cost of checking the valves. I can now hear a very slight ticking of the valves. But for $219.00 Can, i sure cannot complain. For the curious in my area the name of the shop is "Belleville sport and lawn" the local Suzuki-Kawasaki dealer in Belleville ont .

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I'd keep reading about the angry sewing machine sound the Boulevard is infamous for. Then I decided to listen for it myself and sure enough, that's exactly what it sounds like.

I'm fixin to adjust the valves soon. Not sure yet if I'll do it myself with the old man or take it to a shop. Haven't sourced a reputable local shop yet and not sure what is a reasonable charge for the service.

I was an auto mechanic while I was in college years back. My dad has been a mechanic forever. We will most likely do it ourselves though I'm going to wait till the weather cools down a bit, to damn hot right now.

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I'd keep reading about the angry sewing machine sound the Boulevard is infamous for. Then I decided to listen for it myself and sure enough, that's exactly what it sounds like.

I'm fixin to adjust the valves soon. Not sure yet if I'll do it myself with the old man or take it to a shop. Haven't sourced a reputable local shop yet and not sure what is a reasonable charge for the service.

I was an auto mechanic while I was in college years back. My dad has been a mechanic forever. We will most likely do it ourselves though I'm going to wait till the weather cools down a bit, to damn hot right now.
Do a "search" and read up on the "JPaige" method of adjusting valves. It's the way I did the last valve adjustment on my C50. Was easy and seemed to work just fine.
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