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i asked if i could schedule it so i could drive the bike there and wait. dealer said no because the bike has to be cold to check the valves.
that doesn't sound correct to me.
the references i've reviewed have no mention of this cold valve requirement.
any inputs appreciated.
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The engine does need to be cool to check the valves, but there are other things that can be done while the engine cools, such as drain and replace oil, change filters etc. By the time that is done the engine will be pretty cool, but perhaps not cold. I'm not sure how cool it needs to be before valves are checked, but I do know that I have waited while my GS was being serviced, although it probably did require waiting a few hours. My point is that the total time to service the bike can be shortened by doing things in the right order.

I sometimes arrange for a loaner bike if I expect the service on my bike to take several hours. I live too far from the dealer to drop the bike off and return home while it's getting serviced, so going for a ride on a loaner helps pass the time.
 

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I sometimes arrange for a loaner bike if I expect the service on my bike to take several hours. I live too far from the dealer to drop the bike off and return home while it's getting serviced, so going for a ride on a loaner helps pass the time.
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Or have the dealership pick up and drop off, if you bought your bike from them, they might do it for free.
 

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I think it is true of most bikes (was for my dearly departed VTX, anyway) that the engine needs to be stone cold when the valves are adjusted. I always did the job myself on that bike and will do it on this one once it's out of warranty...

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6K svc

I have an appointment next Tuesday for my 6K svc on my 12 classic. They said if I get in early enough in the day I can pick it up in the afternoon. More next week.
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6K check

Done deal. Brought in early to my local dealer in Colorado Springs and picked it up about 1300. They did every check on the list + changed the final drive oil. The forks still showed some oil residue so they are ordering some new ones to be replaced under the warranty. Check cost me $477.
No complaints
MJ in CO
 
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