run-in recommendations - valve clearances
Posted December 02, 2004 - 01:38 PM
how did you guys run in your new wr's? mine has done 200km so far. after the first 100km i removed the throttle stop and changed the 900ml of oil in the stem. i was told at 300km, i should be dropping all the oil, changing the oil filter and having the valve clearances checked. i was told the bike needs to go back to yamaha and they will do the valve clearances for $AU45-$AU50. my yamaha dealer is an hours drive away from me, and i don't like the idea of driving an hour every 300km, otherwise ill be in at yamaha every week
are you guys doing your valve clearances every 300km? what happens if you don't do it for 500 or so? what happens if you dont do it at all
i have little mechical knowledge, but is valve clearances easy enough to do yourself? if someone could direct me to a guide or some pics i'd appreciate it
thanks in advance,
Posted December 02, 2004 - 01:43 PM
Posted December 02, 2004 - 02:11 PM
Synthetic or not to synthetic. That is the question. Great for engine wear but I'd tend to think that the automotive blend might cause a bit of slippage in the clutch. I dunno. Maybe run some the motorcycle blend synth for good measure. Then again, if Frostbite's been using it for this long, it probably fine. Either way, I'd wait until you got a few more miles (or km's) on those piston rings to get em more seated before you did run any kind of synthetic.
Posted December 02, 2004 - 04:55 PM
what oils everyone usin?
Posted December 03, 2004 - 02:01 PM
Posted December 03, 2004 - 06:12 PM
Posted December 05, 2004 - 12:53 AM
Posted December 16, 2004 - 03:24 PM
how often are you changing your oil?
are you changing it in the stem? the sump? alternating?
Posted December 16, 2004 - 04:01 PM
Posted December 16, 2004 - 05:31 PM