Originally Posted by ECDLTF
Thanks for the tips regarding the adjusting the valves. How difficult is it for a novice? The bike has 1600 miles on it and is in very good condition. The starting issue is probably due to my lack of experience as I'm new to this bike and riding in general. Have often does it have to be done? Thanks again.
The valve adjustment shouldn't be a problem for a novice just a few basic hand tools and a few hours. The service manual shows every 3,000 miles they should be checked. I check mine every year in the spring so I know I'm good for the rest of the year. Bottom half of this page shows how to check the valves http://home.earthlink.net/~klr250inf...ge/toolkit.htm