Just wanted to say Thanks (adjusted my valves today)
Posted June 23, 2006 - 07:51 PM
Posted June 23, 2006 - 08:02 PM
How does she start now with the magic button?
Posted June 23, 2006 - 09:19 PM
Posted June 24, 2006 - 05:07 AM
Posted June 25, 2006 - 02:53 AM
Then why adjust? Better to be tight end than loose.
Still runs and starts fine, but I know the valves will be on the tight end of the spectrum.
Posted June 25, 2006 - 05:27 AM
Posted June 25, 2006 - 05:39 AM
Posted June 25, 2006 - 05:52 AM
Right - valve clearances will be tight after break in but if in spec just leave them or shim on the tighter side, as stated earlier.
Looks like I'd better get one of those shim kits - what shims do you get??
I also heard/read the CRF shims are the same size but offered in smaller thicknesses so easier to get close to the exact spec you want.
Posted June 25, 2006 - 11:27 AM
When shimming my WR, the parts guys was supposed to order it.
I asked if the SERVICE Dept would be willing to help.
The response, "I doubt it, but they're dowstairs."
Went to the Service Guy and he said, "SURE, I will swap what you need with what you have."
It worked that time, but for the future a kit would almost be invaluable.
A REFILL KIT is available also. It keeps you from buying the fancy-shmancy box it comes in, albeit it IS organized...
Posted June 25, 2006 - 02:53 PM
Posted June 25, 2006 - 05:30 PM
Posted June 25, 2006 - 06:43 PM
No worries mate, you just need to look for a change or a trend. checking them more often until you get confident they are not changing is a good idea. If you just changed the cams, might be an idea to run the bike for 20 hours or so and check them again after everything settles in. I do mine every 500Kms, it's no hassle really, takes about 15 minutes. (One beer job). I use normal feeler gauges which only just fit too.
Posted June 26, 2006 - 05:34 PM