Valve Lifter Color Question??
Posted February 06, 2007 - 06:43 PM
I am in the process oF dropping in a new piston. I noticed that my Valve Lifter/Valve buckets had some wear and my valves had some lips. I called my dealer and ordered new valves, seals and buckets. The parts guy asked What color buckets. Hmmmm I had no clue what he was talking about so I ran to my computer and pulled up the schematic and low and behold they have three different buckets. They offer Yellow, blue and black, each have a different part number.
Question, what is the difference??? I am assuming size but what should I use and how would I know?
Here is the part number and discription.
14 LIFTER, VALVE UR YELLOW
3FV-12153-10-00 5 $32.21
14 LIFTER,VALVE UR BLUE
3FV-12153-20-00 5 $22.07
14 LIFTER,VALVE UR BLACK
3FV-12153-00-00 5 $12.90
Posted February 06, 2007 - 07:18 PM
Posted February 06, 2007 - 07:27 PM
I checked the inside of the bucket and I did not see any markings at all.
I would order five of each but they are $12, $22 and $31. The entire top end so far is going to cost me $800+. I should have sold the bike and bought a new one. Damit!
Posted February 06, 2007 - 07:32 PM
Posted February 06, 2007 - 07:48 PM
If anyone has any other information keep it coming. That is what makes this site so great.
Posted February 07, 2007 - 08:55 AM
Posted February 07, 2007 - 11:23 AM
Posted February 07, 2007 - 12:20 PM
I just had to buy a new head and it came with blue/blue for the "head color". The markings were under the cam caps.
My old lifter buckets were pink/blue, and I had to order one blue intake (one was marred and I didn't want to put it back in).
I think the pink were only from the factory...you can't order pink lifters, only blue for that size. They are really the same size, though.
When you put the lifter in its "hole", you can immediately tell if it is correct or not.
P.S. I have a YZ250F but the mechanics of it are the same.
Posted February 07, 2007 - 03:29 PM
Posted February 07, 2007 - 04:26 PM
Posted February 07, 2007 - 05:16 PM
Posted September 07, 2011 - 07:04 PM
i've got 1 bucket measured
-blue : .885
and still have to measure the head that it came out of, but i think the theory of "partnumbers relating to size" might be correct,