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Offline Eric

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Help doing my first valve adjustment TX
« on: July 31, 2018, 03:40:26 am »
Hey everybody just got my first motorcycle a 1992 concours been super fun so far. But the dealer did not have any service records so me and my dad were thinking of doing a valve adjustment this weekend and I was wondering if it is difficult (we are pretty decent garage mechanics but still) and was wondering if anybody from the Dallas TX area would be willing to give a helping hand since it’s our first time and maybe some $$$ thrown in too?

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Re: Help doing my first valve adjustment TX
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2018, 05:15:39 am »
This came up in a search::
http://forum.cog-online.org/concours-c10-zg1000-general-chat-and-tech/new-c10-valve-adjust-video/msg342771/#msg342771
It's a start, though you didn't say you didn't research the topic, I posted it just in case.  Mine likely needs a valve check but I'm in the northeast and busy for the riding season.
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Re: Help doing my first valve adjustment TX
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2018, 01:51:59 pm »
Yeah i saw his video was okay but kinda skipped some steps i wanted to see yeah will be adjusting mine this weekend or next depending on time probably need to allocate a whole day since it’s my first time. Do you think it’s worth the double feeler gauges to keep on one while adjusting the other?

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Re: Help doing my first valve adjustment TX
« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2018, 02:21:41 pm »
Eric, look at this video from Steve.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NpeG93CqFPw
It is not a just a valve adjust video, it has some VERY important information about rotating the engine {near the 4 minute point in the video}.
The adjust portion is near the end of the video.

Look to see if Steve has a Valve adjust video only too.
Maybe someone else will supply that.

There are about 10 COGgers in the Dallas / Ft Worth area.
But most don't use the Forum so doubtful they will see your post.
As the bike seems to be running good for you now, I suggest waiting to do the adjust and ride the bike for now.
  ie: Get to know the bike and how it feels, "before" making an adjustment that could potentially cause an unforeseen problem.
       More than 1 of us have left a wire off or other. Much easier to troubleshoot if you know how the bike should feel..

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Re: Help doing my first valve adjustment TX
« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2018, 02:34:27 pm »
Yeah that’s what i was thinking Connie rider i just bought it so why not enjoy it and I’ll try to find a Steve video. I’ll tackle that in a few weeks just want to sort through everything so i can rest easy and enjoy riding

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Re: Help doing my first valve adjustment TX
« Reply #5 on: July 31, 2018, 02:56:57 pm »
Forgot to include the video in my earlier post. Have now added it.
Look it over. Very useful!!

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