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Tiger 800 / 900 - Main Discussion Section => General Maintenance and Servicing => Topic started by: Peterson Pires on January 13, 2021, 08:08:40 PM

Title: Valve Clearances, values and interval to check
Post by: Peterson Pires on January 13, 2021, 08:08:40 PM
Hello, next month I will check the valve clearances on my motorcycle. I do not have the service manual and I did not find very clear information in the internet about the values ​​of recommended(Inlet and exhaust). Another question, is the interval for this check every 40,000km? If anyone knows and can share I am very grateful.

My motorcycle is: Tiger 800 xcx 2015/2015
Title: Re: Valve Clearances, values and interval to check
Post by: SOHUTAA on January 13, 2021, 08:30:57 PM
Here is an extract from my documentation in French !!

If your games deserve correction, will you do it yourself ?


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Title: Re: Valve Clearances, values and interval to check
Post by: Peterson Pires on January 13, 2021, 08:43:36 PM
Thank you very much SOHUTAA.
I have a friend with more experience in mechanics than me, so I'm going to ask him if he can help me. If he can't I will do it myself.
Title: Re: Valve Clearances, values and interval to check
Post by: samsgrandad on January 13, 2021, 11:28:52 PM
Hi and welcome to the forum.

Have a look at Muddy Sumps service videos in this section of the forum for an in depth method of checking and adjusting valve clearances.
Title: Re: Valve Clearances, values and interval to check
Post by: PapaTom on January 14, 2021, 07:59:59 AM
A word of caution.
Muddy sumps great video is on a Gen1 bike.
I'm assuming the 2015 bike will be a Gen2.
Very similar but the access to the Gen2 is a bit more awkward and there are extra components to remove.
Enjoy.

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Title: Re: Valve Clearances, values and interval to check
Post by: Peterson Pires on January 14, 2021, 09:24:25 AM
Thank you very much for talking about this point of attention.
Guys, is it possible to buy the service manual in pdf? I did some research on the web but I couldn’t find were to buy it.
Title: Re: Valve Clearances, values and interval to check
Post by: Stevie.P on January 14, 2021, 11:52:22 AM
Your easiest option may be a Haynes manual, either a good bookshop near you could order one without too much extra cost (if they regularly order/sell international books?) or Haynes can ship it worldwide. They also do it online, at the same book price for 1yrs access, but not as a pdf, you have to view it on screen.

https://haynes.com/en-gb/triumph/tiger-800/2010-2019
Title: Re: Valve Clearances, values and interval to check
Post by: Peterson Pires on January 14, 2021, 01:11:18 PM
Hi Stevie.P, I have a subscription to Haynes. But I noticed that for some procedures they are not very specific. For example, in the Tiger Gen1 service manual the values ​​for Inlet and Exaust are:

Inlet: 0,10 - 0,20mm
Exhaust: 0,275 - 0,325mm

And these values ​​are different for GEN2. So Haynes is excellent for most procedures, but if they were more specific with some information it would be perfect.
Title: Re: Valve Clearances, values and interval to check
Post by: PapaTom on January 14, 2021, 01:17:49 PM
Hi. I have the latest haynes manual that covers gen2 and it is fine for the valve check and adjust.
Title: Re: Valve Clearances, values and interval to check
Post by: Peterson Pires on January 14, 2021, 01:33:40 PM
Yes, the manual is excellent, the procedures are very well explained. I do not have the printed manual, but I believe it is different from online access. And there is no information in the manual (Intake and Exhaust) according to the Generation of the motorcycle.
Title: Re: Valve Clearances, values and interval to check
Post by: AvgBear on January 15, 2021, 04:30:46 PM
These two references are not the same:

*Originally Posted by SOHUTAA [+]
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*Originally Posted by Peterson Pires [+]
Inlet: 0,10 - 0,20mm
Exhaust: 0,275 - 0,325mm
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Title: Re: Valve Clearances, values and interval to check
Post by: Peterson Pires on January 15, 2021, 04:47:37 PM
Exactly avgbear, that's why I said that the Haynes manual does not specify these values. It is necessary to check according to the Gen of the motorcycle. These values ​​are in the manual (3856764, Edition 1, 11.2012). So I believe it is referring to Gen 1 only.