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Offline UnmzldOx

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Re: Valve Clearance - How To
Reply #130 on: February 01, 2020, 11:06:21 PM
That could happen. Good point, but I found that both anti-rotation plugs snugged up firmly in their prior positions. I did not think to apply a torque wrench, and I'm not sure it's really necessary in this case. Nor did I replace the copper crush seal. Yeh, not quite by the book.

Offline UnmzldOx

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Re: Valve Clearance - How To
Reply #131 on: February 02, 2020, 12:25:03 AM
*Originally Posted by Susi_X [+]
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After changing shims, we've now got
IN: 0,160 | 0,160 | 0,170 | 0,170
EX: 0,260 | 0,255 | 0,255 | 0,260
some old shims are used at other places, some were new OEM.
Most of the new ones are slightly smaller than specified, so it takes time and multiple orders, to get the right ones to achive middle of tolerance.
Engine started at first turn and runs perfect in idle.  :046:
Now we have to wait for better weather to do the first test run.

Nice work BTW. Interesting that you also found new OEM shims to be smaller than nominal.
Last Edit: February 02, 2020, 01:06:29 AM by UnmzldOx

Offline Growbag

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Re: Valve Clearance - How To
Reply #132 on: September 02, 2020, 10:29:09 AM
Thanks go to Gills for this helpful post. I have successfully completed the 24000km valve adjustment to my 2019 x.
 All valves were tight, from -0.03 to -0.07 off spec. (Donít be tempted to postpone the check).
Surprisingly in this remote part of the world shims were cheap and easy to obtain.  For the information of fellow Western Australians you can get them over the counter for Au$5 each at Rick Gill Motorcycles.
Last Edit: September 02, 2020, 10:42:14 AM by Growbag

 



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