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Offline mzterg

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Valve clearance check
« on: July 04, 2019, 09:53:36 PM »
Hello all,

Well I am thinking about doing my own valve clearance check.  And what a softie - in the past I have done loads of work on bikes and cars in the pre-computer/engine management age, but now I am nervous.  What a wimp - ha ha.

When I take the tank off, and disconnect the petrol hose, am I going to have petrol pissing everywhere?  Do I have to clamp the hose, or does the fuel pump stop the fuel flow?

Thanks all  :028:

Is there anything else I need to be aware of when checking my valve clearances?

Thanks everyone.

Graeme  :028:
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Re: Valve clearance check
« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2019, 06:07:24 AM »
If my memory serves me well I don't think you need to remove the tank to check / adjust the valves  :084:

I did mine a few times and don't recall having to do so.  :027:
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Re: Valve clearance check
« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2019, 01:22:47 PM »


It should explain how to do it in the manual, if you have one.  If not you may be able to find it on Google.
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Re: Valve clearance check
« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2019, 01:33:45 PM »
Hi Oldtimers  :158:

Thank you for helping.  Tookadum, you are right - you don't have to remove the tank at all.  I don't know how I thought that it needed to be removed as I have the manual as a pdf.  Only thing I can think of is that I "skimmed" the instructions and just say the word "tank" snd thought the worst, but on re-reading it, it does say "tank covers".

This is definitely a case of RTFM - read the effing manual, and properly with my eyes open  :138:

Well that is good news.  It makes the valve clearance check a bit easier.

Thanks again everyone.

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Re: Valve clearance check
« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2019, 02:04:29 PM »


Now who's a happy bunny then?  :046:  :730:
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Re: Valve clearance check
« Reply #5 on: July 05, 2019, 03:36:40 PM »
Oldtimers - cheeky  :172: you need a good  :172:

Yeah, it's about a 10 minute job, also if I remember well I never actually had to adjust mine - just checked them - but it's worth checking for peace of mind  :028:
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Re: Valve clearance check
« Reply #6 on: July 05, 2019, 07:26:42 PM »
It's easier with the tank off. Much better access.
When you pull the fuel line, there's a drop spilt, but nothing a bit of rag won't soak up  :002:
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