Adjusting Valves?

4 replies to this topic
  • MotoMan217

Posted August 08, 2001 - 02:02 PM


Someone told me i need to adjust my valves on my bike? i just got it how long should i wait until i even atempt touching my bike to do this

  • PK

Posted August 08, 2001 - 09:00 PM


Is the bike new or used? If it is used I would do it sooner rather than later. If it is new, I wouldn't go much more than 20 hours before you check them. It isn't hard to do so don't let it intimidate you and it'll give you peace of mind to know.


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  • MotoMan217

Posted August 09, 2001 - 02:04 AM


The bike is new. ive ridden it for about 5 hours so far. im going riding all day on saturday so that will put me close to the checking point

  • yzf

Posted August 09, 2001 - 02:43 PM


after break in the valves will seat and need very little maint after the first adjustment

  • MikeOK

Posted August 09, 2001 - 05:04 PM


Mine are still in speck after about 50 hours of time. I am do for another check so I'll post what I find. Most reports here over the last year or so have been good except for the guys who put a jillion hours on their bikes...

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