Valve adjustment walk through??


8 replies to this topic
  • RABBIDCOW55

Posted April 09, 2008 - 01:07 PM

#1

Hey guys, I just wanna say that this site is loaded with priceless info. All of the posts I read on here help everybody out, and I think it's amazing the way you guys help us newbies out. That being said, I have to adjust my valves because they are making way too much noise for my liking. I thought I found a walk through a while back, but could not find it today to save my life. Does any body know where it is? I know I'm gonna have to get the Honda manual anyway, but I'm waiting for my tax return to cover that. Oh, my bike is a 2000 XR650 R. Thanks guys, I really appreciate it!!

  • martinfan30

Posted April 09, 2008 - 01:17 PM

#2

Here you go...
http://www.xr650r.us/tech/valves.pdf

Its easy and kinda fun to help out. Especially when work is dead!:thumbsup:

Rich

  • Agent2

Posted April 09, 2008 - 01:54 PM

#3

You might allready know this but incase you don't, put a 45 degree bend about 3/4 of an inch from the end of your feeler gauges. Makes it a lot easier to get them in those tight spots. Also, wrap a little electical tape on one of the gauges, makes it easier to distinguish between the 2 so you don't get them mixed up in the heat of the valve adjusting battle.

  • RABBIDCOW55

Posted April 09, 2008 - 06:41 PM

#4

Hey guys, thanks a lot for the information and tips. It looks like the weather should be nice on Saturday, so I'll get it done then. Thanks again!!

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  • Martys

Posted April 15, 2008 - 02:19 PM

#5

You can also check http://www.motopowervideo.com . Motopower makes DVD's that show how to check valves as well as many other maintenance tasks.

  • Denn10

Posted April 15, 2008 - 02:33 PM

#6

You might allready know this but incase you don't, put a 45 degree bend about 3/4 of an inch from the end of your feeler gauges. Makes it a lot easier to get them in those tight spots. Also, wrap a little electical tape on one of the gauges, makes it easier to distinguish between the 2 so you don't get them mixed up in the heat of the valve adjusting battle.


or just buy a set with the bends in them, i have both these with the 45* and straights also.

  • Agent2

Posted April 15, 2008 - 02:45 PM

#7

or just buy a set with the bends in them

OK - if you want to get technical...
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  • Motosprtman

Posted April 16, 2008 - 05:38 AM

#8

Here you go...
http://www.xr650r.us/tech/valves.pdf

Its easy and kinda fun to help out. Especially when work is dead!:thumbsup:

Rich



Yuppers I will second that! :ride:

  • RABBIDCOW55

Posted April 16, 2008 - 08:46 AM

#9

Hey guys, Everything went well. It took me about 45 minutes from start to finish. Thanks for all of your help.





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