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Re: 12,000 mile service...do the valves really need checking?
« Reply #30 on: November 14, 2017, 09:44:55 AM »
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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 #31 on: November 14, 2017, 11:10:08 AM »
*Originally Posted by Stevie.P [+]
Been in engineering over 40yrs and currently use them every day .... we call them 'cable ties'.

http://uk.rs-online.com/web/c/cables-wires/cable-accessories-ties-tools/cable-ties/?searchTerm=cable%20ties

Never heard the term 'tiegrip' before .... 'zip tie' yes.
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Re: 12,000 mile service...do the valves really need checking?
« Reply #32 on: November 14, 2017, 11:44:27 AM »
probably called them tie grips cos that's the make of them on the packets I have, you have to ask for tie grips at work cos the storemen just look on the packet,
yes, cable ties...

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Re: 12,000 mile service...do the valves really need checking?
« Reply #33 on: November 14, 2017, 12:23:11 PM »
Also known as Ty-raps. Call them what you want, we all know what you mean.

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Re: 12,000 mile service...do the valves really need checking?
« Reply #34 on: November 14, 2017, 04:27:16 PM »
Thank you gents.

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Re: 12,000 mile service...do the valves really need checking?
« Reply #35 on: November 14, 2017, 04:39:54 PM »
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Cable ties were first invented by Thomas & Betts, an electrical company, in 1958 under the brand name Ty-Rap. Initially they were designed for airplane wire harnesses. The original design used a metal tooth, and these can still be obtained. Manufacturers later changed to the nylon/plastic design.
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Re: 12,000 mile service...do the valves really need checking?
« Reply #36 on: November 14, 2017, 11:09:17 PM »
Buy the service manual, all the tools needed for the job, and check the valves yourself. Its straightforward to do and its gratifying to complete the job knowing its done right. Then, take the money you saved on the service and knock an item off your wishlist.

And for what its worth, valve clearance will depend on both quality control when your bike was manufactured (there are statistics involved in materials specifications and valves clearances when bikes leave the factory) and how you ride and maintain the bike. Hard acceleration, high revs, and infrequent oil changes are just a few ways to wear down an engine.

 


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