Warning about adjusting your valves



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  • MotoGreg

Posted February 22, 2000 - 07:08 PM

#1

Beware, if you plan to adjust your valves you had better do it when you don't have any riding planned for several days :) I called SEVEN dealers before I found one that stocks valve shims! Can you believe this? How are their service dept's doing the valve adjustments??? :D I tried both the parts and service dept's of each dealer and neither had any, no service dept had any used ones either, sounds very strange to me. Finally I got lucky at Malcomb Smith Motorsports, they stock plenty of them.

BTW, four valves were one shim size too tight and the center intake was in spec.

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  • Dougie

Posted February 22, 2000 - 07:59 PM

#2

The shop I tried has all but one size. Plus they traded them straight up. I gave them my old ones and they gave me new ones. No money involved. That was cool 'cause they are like 5 buck a piece. I did call five other shops for that last shim and no one carried them that small - 165. I had to wait two days for one to come in. I agree, if they don't carry them, how do they get the valve jobs done? For those in CO, the dealer who had them was Vickery.

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  • MotoGreg

Posted February 22, 2000 - 09:49 PM

#3

WOW! You are lucky your dealer is so cool. That is neat that they would trade you when they could just as easily charge you $5 each. If there was a shop like that around here they'd get my business for other stuff for sure. I needed the same size, 165, I had to buy two of that size for both exhaust valves. The two I needed for the intakes just happened to be the size I took out of the exhausts so I used them and saved $10 :)

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  • Heywood

Posted February 22, 2000 - 09:54 PM

#4

Hey MotoGreg:

I have been wanting to check out Santiago for a while. Between work and the fact that none of my riding buddys have dual sport scoots, I haven't gotten up there to ride yet.

I would like to hook up with you sometime when you go for a Saddleback ride. Drop me an e-mail, if your interested, and I'll try and meet you up there somewhere.

Later,

Heywood

  • MotoGreg

Posted February 22, 2000 - 10:31 PM

#5

Ok Heywood, I'll let you know next time. Going riding somewhere Thurs if it doesn't rain and get to try out my friends new DRZ400E! And then off to Glamis on Friday morning!

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