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Offline Turbo100

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Re: 12,000 mile service...do the valves really need checking?
« Reply #10 on: September 25, 2017, 08:40:04 AM »
What do people tend to find when the clearance is checked, that the required clearance is reduced or increased or a mixture of both?
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Re: 12,000 mile service...do the valves really need checking?
« Reply #11 on: September 25, 2017, 09:51:56 AM »
In my case No adjustment was necessary.
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Re: 12,000 mile service...do the valves really need checking?
« Reply #12 on: September 25, 2017, 01:37:48 PM »
Had mine done last week. 2 valves were out of spec

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Re: 12,000 mile service...do the valves really need checking?
« Reply #13 on: September 25, 2017, 02:13:14 PM »
*Originally Posted by Turbo100 [+]
What do people tend to find when the clearance is checked, that the required clearance is reduced or increased or a mixture of both?

Mine were a mixture of both. What's that saying? "A loose shim is a happy shim", well I like mine within spec.

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Re: 12,000 mile service...do the valves really need checking?
« Reply #14 on: September 27, 2017, 02:53:04 PM »
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Re: 12,000 mile service...do the valves really need checking?
« Reply #15 on: September 27, 2017, 09:29:23 PM »
*Originally Posted by Turbo100 [+]
What do people tend to find when the clearance is checked, that the required clearance is reduced or increased or a mixture of both?

My inlet valves have always been fine, never needed adjusting. At each 12k service (3 of those so far, on the same bike) majority of exhaust valves have needed doing.

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Re: 12,000 mile service...do the valves really need checking?
« Reply #16 on: September 28, 2017, 05:37:27 AM »
May as well at 20000km service you have to reset the cam timing anyway if your bikes a 2015 onwards so may as well replace any loose or tight shims.I had to do one inlet the rest were well in spec. :002:

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Re: 12,000 mile service...do the valves really need checking?
« Reply #17 on: September 28, 2017, 09:21:16 PM »
 had my valves checked last week 12,600 miles was told all were good . To be honest it's the first bike I had had checked. Will not get it done again. I have always been told by good mechanic friends of mine 95% of the time your waisting your money. As long as they do not go quiet your fine . Rattling a bit is good. And to be honest half the time I wonder if the shops even check them. I was told they were fine and all paper work said was checked that was it ?
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Re: 12,000 mile service...do the valves really need checking?
« Reply #18 on: September 28, 2017, 09:34:22 PM »
*Originally Posted by ENGLISHBANDIT [+]
had my valves checked last week 12,600 miles was told all were good . To be honest it's the first bike I had had checked. Will not get it done again. I have always been told by good mechanic friends of mine 95% of the time your waisting your money. As long as they do not go quiet your fine . Rattling a bit is good. And to be honest half the time I wonder if the shops even check them.

Going off the experiences I have had with dealers that will be a big NO
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Re: 12,000 mile service...do the valves really need checking?
« Reply #19 on: September 29, 2017, 04:03:14 PM »
You should check them. Just did 12,300 mile check on my /16 XR - all within spec. But I have no idea where they started out!  So I now have a baseline for the 24K service - I'll be able to tell if they are changing or not.

Folks said the Yamaha Tenere's don't need checking. They are 26K intervals. I checked at 22K and had three exhaust outside limits (too tight). So you never know.

 


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