Valve Check When do you know?
Posted April 26, 2005 - 09:58 AM
My question to all of you is when am I going to have to get in there and look at the valves? How will I know if it needs an adjustment. After looking at countless post's on here I have come up with a couple of different ideas of when I think I need to do it. I just want to hear it again from you guys.
I know that there is a risk of running them till they get too tight and burning them, but when I see guys post things like 8000 miles or more before they ever get into the motor to see whats doing. And others post they get in there and look at them every other ride, I dont know who to believe.
I am not a throttle happy person, and dont rev the bike out too much. I change the oil every other ride, as well as clean the air filter. I guess I really want to know is when will I know when I have to get in there? Is there anything besides power loss that will give me a good idea they need adjustment? As always the more feedback the better.
Posted April 26, 2005 - 11:48 AM
Posted April 26, 2005 - 01:04 PM
They are not hard to check and it's worth the piece of mind.