adjusting vavles

3 replies to this topic
  • meangreen75

Posted July 01, 2002 - 11:13 PM


Well after all I read here on TT about how easy it was to adjust the valves I now know it's not so. Maybe I'm just not mechanically inclined or something (I didn't think so) but this was a freakin' major job. I didn't usually open up everything to do regular maintenance before. Thank god for my bro-in-law. And Motoman393's website suggestions. Still I'm thinking next time I'll just take to the bike shop and let them do it. Has anyone else felt this way. I know that I had to do it to keep my bike in tip top shape but damn. Anyways I just had to gripe a little.

  • acarter920

Posted July 02, 2002 - 04:25 AM


Yeah, I know exactly what you mean. But once you take it to the dealer the next time and receive the bill... I guarantee you will be thinking twice about doing it yourself the next time. :)

Visit the ThumperTalk Store for the lowest prices on motorcycle / ATV parts and accessories - Guaranteed
  • Boit

Posted July 02, 2002 - 06:08 AM


meangreen: Been there, done the saying goes. While I agree totally with you about this procedure not being simple, it shouldn't be all that difficult once you have a solid grasp of the steps. Personally, the first time I did it, I cursed me mum for giving birth to me, but the second time went much smoother. You might consider this slant, after you've mastered this maintenance procedure, you WILL be a much better mechanic . . . able to diagnose and repair your own machine quickly and adeptly. Also, you will become a "babe magnet" . . . so I'm told. I'm still waiting for it to happen to me.

[ July 02, 2002: Message edited by: Boit ]

  • Guest_mxrider426_*

Posted July 02, 2002 - 10:32 PM


Maybe the babe magnet part hits later. Im still waiting...... :)

Related Content


Thinking about Yamaha 250... by Arctic Pride

Dirt Bike   Special Interest Forums   Pro Racing
  • Hot  491 replies

Megabomb Fitment by 288yz450

Dirt Bike   Make / Model Specific   Yamaha   YZ 400/426/450
  • 1 reply

Wilson the Blue Privateer by jetfuel

Dirt Bike   Special Interest Forums   Pro Racing
  • Hot  50 replies
WR Camshaft Swap Info - last post by jamesm113

WR Camshaft Swap Info

  • 0 replies

Yamaha YZ450F 2017 by Chris.GVS

Yamaha YZ450F 2017
  • * * * * *
  • 1 review
  • Last review by Tommyk_55
  • On January 15, 2017

Join Our Community!

Even if you don't want to post, registered members get access to tools that make finding & following the good stuff easier.

If you enjoyed reading about "" here in the ThumperTalk archive, you'll LOVE our community. Come join ThumperTalk today!

The views and opinions expressed on this page are strictly those of the author, and have not been reviewed or approved by ThumperTalk.