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MichiganMXer

Hey wrenches!

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Did you guys really go out and buy all the tools yamaha requires/requests to do a top end/vales?

Examples:

Valve spring compressor

Valve guide removers for intake and exhaust

Valve guide installer for intake and exhaust

Head warp guage...

Just a few.

I need to freshen my top end for the first time on my 01 yz.

What do you recommend I do.

Thanks for the response.

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Send it to a good machine shop that all ready has all these tools. Or buy the tools which would probably cost more than sending it out. :cry:

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Dude thats what I'm thinkin. I'd like to do it myself but, i figure I can roll the bike in or walk the bike in holding a box full of parts..

I'll just fork over the cash.:cry:

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It's unlikely you'll EVER wear out a valve guide on the YZF so don't worry about those tools, all you need to check head warpage is a straightedge from Sears and a feeler guage. The spring compressor is worth the money and makes changing the valves springs a simple job. You don't have to buy the compressor from Yamaha though, there are plenty of aftermarket versions that are cheaper but the same basic design.

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I made up a spring compressor from a 13mm deepwell socket and mount it in the drill press. With a dial indicator you can even check for coil bind...total cost...$0(worn out socket).

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I made up a spring compressor from a 13mm deepwell socket and mount it in the drill press. With a dial indicator you can even check for coil bind...total cost...$0(worn out socket).

Satisfaction of beating Yamaha out of the price of a compressor PRICELESS :cry:

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I made up a spring compressor from a 13mm deepwell socket and mount it in the drill press. With a dial indicator you can even check for coil bind...total cost...$0(worn out socket).

I did that but it costs me 30 bucks with the addition of a craftsman valve spring compressor. :cry: yamaha tools.

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I already had a compact valve spring compressor, but it wouldn't reach into the spring wells of the YZF head. So, I made two adapters, one for the intake and one for the exhaust , out of PVC pipe, turned them to fit into the tappet bores, and cut open one side for access to the keepers. Looks like (bad stuff), works good.

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Did you guys really go out and buy all the tools yamaha requires/requests to do a top end/vales?

yes, just because i love yamaha to the core and act as their bitch. i do what they say, because they are gods.

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yes, just because i love yamaha to the core and act as their bitch. i do what they say, because they are gods.

*sigh Lovit when the kiddies put their worthless 2 cents in. :cry::cry:

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