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Re: 12,000 mile service...do the valves really need checking?
« Reply #20 on: November 03, 2017, 10:19:40 PM »
done mine, , 2 were tight on the exhaust, by a v small amount, the dealers round here probably wouldn't have bothered but its my bike , so they got done,
piece of piss to do btw, the triumph engine is pretty easy to work on as long as you take your time ,
I removed the rad to gain better access, a 5 min job, and u need to drain it for the service anyway....
extremely easy to time up valve wise,and all bolts easy enough to get too... pretty well thought out, imo

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Re: 12,000 mile service...do the valves really need checking?
« Reply #21 on: November 04, 2017, 12:30:27 AM »
Removing the radiator seems very clever, never occurred to me as I was struggling with getting the "feelers" in position. :493:

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Re: 12,000 mile service...do the valves really need checking?
« Reply #22 on: November 04, 2017, 09:44:23 AM »
Having done the shims myself when warranty has run out on my Triumphs after they had supposedly been done by dealers, I found on 2 of my Sprints that the clearances were minus zilch, so not just closed up but not sealed. That was on several valves. On my 3rd Sprint i did all the servicing from day one & found 2 valves near bottom limit at the first check.

My Tiger Sport at its 12k service needed 3 inlets changing + 3 exhausts were changed 'cos they were on the low side. I have never found any above top limit on any of my Triumphs.

If you don't do them, the first problem you will encounter is, one day it won't start, nae compression & burnt out valves & seats. Expensive mistake.

IMO the 12k check & adjust is the most important, if then, they are all set at mid to top tolerance they could possibly be left until the 36k service. But I wouldn't from past experience.

I'll ask MS to do my T800 when its due. He gets good reviews all round.
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Re: 12,000 mile service...do the valves really need checking?
« Reply #23 on: November 04, 2017, 05:18:28 PM »
*Originally Posted by chico [+]
Removing the radiator seems very clever, never occurred to me as I was struggling with getting the "feelers" in position. :493:

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I,ll tell you another, when you line the marks up for the cams/crank, tiegrip the cams to the camchain via the holes in the cogs, they stay in the correct position then, no chance of jumping a tooth, you can still move them plenty to remove the buckets,


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Re: 12,000 mile service...do the valves really need checking?
« Reply #24 on: November 04, 2017, 09:13:21 PM »
digger, doesn't doing what you suggest make the task of measuring the clearances more cumbersome?

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Re: 12,000 mile service...do the valves really need checking?
« Reply #25 on: November 05, 2017, 06:48:47 PM »
*Originally Posted by chico [+]
digger, doesn't doing what you suggest make the task of measuring the clearances more cumbersome?

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Possibly but ultimately safer.
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Re: 12,000 mile service...do the valves really need checking?
« Reply #26 on: November 13, 2017, 01:35:01 PM »
as above , a lot safer,
doesn't really make it that more cumbersome, plenty of slack in the chain once the tensioners out,
maybe if I was replacing ALL the shims I would consider it but that's never gonna happen, the cams can be moved about quite easily with the tie grips on,

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Re: 12,000 mile service...do the valves really need checking?
« Reply #27 on: November 14, 2017, 07:09:47 AM »
Perhaps I misunderstand. What exactly do you who speak proper English mean by "tiegrip"? :465:

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Re: 12,000 mile service...do the valves really need checking?
« Reply #28 on: November 14, 2017, 07:56:59 AM »
Ziptie?

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Re: 12,000 mile service...do the valves really need checking?
« Reply #29 on: November 14, 2017, 09:39:24 AM »
Been in engineering over 40yrs and currently use them every day .... we call them 'cable ties'.
Also owned my 1979 Bonnie T140E from new!

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