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Offline Katsi

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Valve Adjustment - clearance
« on: April 24, 2018, 03:09:58 pm »
I just received my carbs back from Steve and he strongly suggested that while I have things apart to go ahead and check the valves.  Since I have never done this before, I am trying to read and watch everything available.  However, My Bike is a 2003 and my manual is for a 2000. 

My question is this - the manual calls for a clearance of 0.13 - 0.18 for the intake and 0.18 - 0.23 for the exhaust.  Is that the same for all years.  Again, I have never adjusted valves.

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Re: Valve Adjustment - clearance
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2018, 04:42:09 pm »
I would say the clearance has not changed over the years. I have an 01 and an 01 manual, I can get back to you and make definite sure as I'm doing my valves in the next week.
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Re: Valve Adjustment - clearance
« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2018, 07:18:49 pm »
I just received my carbs back from Steve and he strongly suggested that while I have things apart to go ahead and check the valves.  Since I have never done this before, I am trying to read and watch everything available.  However, My Bike is a 2003 and my manual is for a 2000. 

My question is this - the manual calls for a clearance of 0.13 - 0.18 for the intake and 0.18 - 0.23 for the exhaust.  Is that the same for all years.  Again, I have never adjusted valves.

Valve cam clearance is the same on all years from 86 thru '06...
Also note, those figures are in mm (millimeters)... just reminding...

I use inch feeler gages myself, and set to the larger end of the scale,
Intakes.  .005" to .007"
Exhaust side .007" to .009"
« Last Edit: April 25, 2018, 08:19:18 pm by MAN OF BLUES »

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Re: Valve Adjustment - clearance
« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2018, 06:05:40 am »
A major time saver is rather than taking the timing cover off just make sure the cam lobe is pointing up to check/adjust the clearance. The Tech Pages has a great step by step page.