valve Clearances



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  • Guest_Guest_*

Posted June 29, 2000 - 12:50 PM

#1

Has anyone needed to adjust their valve clearances ?
My '00 WR400 has done 700km and when warm sounds a little rattley at the top end - not excessive , but rattely nonetheless.
i changed the oil and filter at 80km, 200km, 350km , 500 km, and 650km . I have been using Putoline SYNTEC 4+ and have only just started to open the beast up after running in.
Is it worth getting the valve clearances checked or am I paranoid ???

Andy Baker
Birmingham uk

  • Kenwood

Posted June 29, 2000 - 03:20 PM

#2

Hey Andy,
Well the first mistake you made is in waiting so long to open her up. (Just Kidding) I ran my WR for 600 miles and the dealer said bring it back in at that time for a valve adjustment among other things. So, it sounds like your due.

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  • Andy_Baker

Posted July 01, 2000 - 05:53 AM

#3

Originally posted by Kenwood:
Hey Andy,
Well the first mistake you made is in waiting so long to open her up. (Just Kidding) I ran my WR for 600 miles and the dealer said bring it back in at that time for a valve adjustment among other things. So, it sounds like your due.


Thanks for the reply
Did your dealer adjust the valves or just check them ?
My local dealer deals with loads of WR400s , but cant give me a price to adjust them as they have never done one before - they reckon you dont have to touch them ?
What do you think

  • Scott_F

Posted July 01, 2000 - 07:22 AM

#4

It's not that hard to pull the valve cover and check the clearance yourself. I have raced a YZF for a year without needing to change valve shims. The clearance was virtually unchanged.

  • Andy_Baker

Posted July 02, 2000 - 01:02 AM

#5

Your'e right - I think i'll just have a fiddle myself and see what the clearances are , then take it from there.
thanks for your input
Andy

Originally posted by Scott F:
It's not that hard to pull the valve cover and check the clearance yourself. I have raced a YZF for a year without needing to change valve shims. The clearance was virtually unchanged.






 
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