Just how important is it to get the valves checked after break in?
Posted May 02, 2000 - 02:25 PM
Posted May 02, 2000 - 02:55 PM
Posted May 02, 2000 - 05:15 PM
Checking your valves is pretty cake if you have the manual. You do not have to remove your radiators. It doesn't take long.
A few months back, Dougie was a little reluctant to wrench on his bike. Now the guy owns multiple motorcycle repair instruction institutes and actually carves whole WR's out of solid aluminum billet!
This is a great place to start wrenching on your bike. Bryan can attest to some lousy work by "Official Yamaha Mechanics", as can I. At $50/hr, you can save hundreds of dollars doing your own stuff.
You'll be OK, Dude!
Posted May 02, 2000 - 08:13 PM
But checking your own valves is probably the easiest and best way to start. Hell I even posted a "how to" on this procedure. I'm not sure where it is at though. Bryan was supposed to add to the tech section. It is back there somewhere. It was a reply to someone's request on how to do valves.
Dougie, '99 WR400
Mods: YZ timing, Race Tech Suspension, FMF PC IV, FMF Hi FLo Moto, YZ seat, IMS 3.3 tank, One Industries Graphics, Renthal bars, 14/52 gearing.
Posted May 03, 2000 - 12:44 AM
I wouldn't do it straight after break in, as Yamaha are only covering their butt, as with most things in the manual.
R o d. H. Canberra, Australia400 Thumpers Australia
Posted May 03, 2000 - 06:11 PM
Seriously, I forgot and thanks for reminding me! I just got done putting your valve check/adjustment write-up in the tech section with a few additional comments from Clark.
Thanks again for your work on this from EVERYONE!