Originally Posted by clapped_r6
tell me about the dealer that checks the valves at 600 miles
haven't found one yet!
(a few years back, a couple friends took their bikes to different dealers for this very same thing, and placed a "tell-tale" on the valve covers to see if they took them off for the service. none
although they charged for a "valve check)
Then your friends would do the riding community in your particular town a goodwill service for reporting it to the District Attorney's office. If they don't, then their exercise was just to make garage talk.
If a dealer suggested a valve clearance check be done at 600 miles, he may full well know it is not a REQUIREMENT but his experience with motorcycles is also far greater than a single rider's. Saying he's a crook for making a suggestion (that IN REALITY is a prudent thing to do AT SOME POINT) is unreasonable.