valve adjustments when should they be done?
Posted January 14, 2009 - 02:03 PM
is just done 2000 kilometres so when should i look at getting them done.
any tips or hints on how i should know if they need doing?
its never been raced just used for green laning
Posted January 14, 2009 - 03:16 PM
Posted January 14, 2009 - 06:35 PM
I'm a Service Manager for an electrical contractor and I do what I can to let the client know that they need some preventative maintenance at least one a year too. Not a perfect world for sure.
My bike(s) runs the same as it did when i bought it. Hey, you have the know how to do it yerself? go for it. I would too. You got the cash, take it to yamaha.
All I could say is I've never even touched mine yet. She still runs fine. But that's just mine. I have a buddie that's very hard on his bikes and usually goes through a motor every other season then a new bike.
Posted January 15, 2009 - 05:46 AM
It's pretty simple really - half an hour if you have the know how, an hour if you don't....better than 2g's because you didn't bother.....
Posted January 15, 2009 - 10:00 AM
Posted January 15, 2009 - 11:57 AM
friend bought bike, ran ok so he rode it.
Started getting hard to start - suggested he check valve clearances - he didn't bother.
Took him more and more to start it - to the point where he was spending more time trying to start the bike that riding it.
Finally got around to checking.
Two of the intake valves were so tight he needed to pull the cam out 3 times and run and get shims 3 times until he was able to get a reading and get them set right - so that took over two weeks of spare time.
By the time the bike was good again, we had snow on the ground.
Moral - just do it on time and before symptoms arise - else you'll just waste a whole bunch of time you could be spending ON the bike.
I just finished bringing everything our 4 bikes back to spec and am looking forward to just hitting the track with my son and wife the second the snow melts - some other friends just threw their bikes into the shed in the fall ignoring my recommendation of checking them over - wanna bet I'll be riding without my buddies come April/May???
Posted January 15, 2009 - 01:08 PM
you can download the manual its in a sticky , the manual goes over it . all you need is a feeler gage .
if they need to be adjusted you can then take it to a shop or do it yourself .
or you can just take it to a shop .
i personally do all my work myself , i check the valves every winter i don't really worry about hours i just know how it should run .i usually don't get in that much riding probably only 40-50 hours a summer lately . only put 2k on my brand new street bike this year .*sigh
Posted January 15, 2009 - 02:52 PM
takes a while to start off the botton when cold hence i use the kick.
even so im going to get the checked asap
Posted January 16, 2009 - 08:14 AM
Posted January 16, 2009 - 09:13 AM
they will not work on the 250
Posted January 16, 2009 - 11:33 AM