my first valve clearence check - please help

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  • gal

Posted February 10, 2002 - 07:44 AM


im going to check my 2000 yz426f valve clearence for the first time, i have the manual and i wanted to know if u guys can give me extra info. before ill start ....
(im not a mechanic but i have good hands and the manual )

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  • holeshot

Posted February 10, 2002 - 10:04 PM


You don't have to remove the radiator and hoses (like the manual says).

Make sure that you have the narrow motorcycle type feeler gauges (not the wide automotive type).

  • sirthumpalot

Posted February 10, 2002 - 05:28 PM


Like holeshot says, you can do the job with only removing the tank and seat. You'll have to fiddle with the valve cover for a minute to get it past the frame, but once you have the right angle it will pop right out. I was able to use standard feelers, they fit in just right. Maybe holeshot's regular feelers were wider than mine?

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