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Offline bazzer

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Anyone actually had valve clearances out at 18K service?
« on: September 26, 2018, 08:57:02 AM »
Title says it all, has anyone had to have there clearances actually changed after the 18K check or have the all been OK.

Also again don't suppose anyone has the cam timing tool they want to rent out !!!

 

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Re: Anyone actually had valve clearances out at 18K service?
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2018, 03:45:30 PM »
nowhere near that on the XR but the R was good to go for the 18k valve check. A friends R was also good at 18k and 36k.

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Re: Anyone actually had valve clearances out at 18K service?
« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2018, 03:48:20 PM »
Thanks for the reply Simon, do you use a lot of engine braking and us the upper end of the rev range a lot or are you more of a short shifter ?

I find my self in lower gears using a lot of revs on this bike rather than short shifting. How did you tend to ride your r ?


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Re: Anyone actually had valve clearances out at 18K service?
« Reply #3 on: September 26, 2018, 04:26:54 PM »
Most of the roads I ride up in the mountains(hills compared to the Alps!!) here I generally run in 2nd gear, so mostly running form 5k to 9k rpm. I don't spend a lot of time at 10k+, but I don't think I baby her either! I do use engine braking(in fact I wish the I4 had more of it!!).

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Re: Anyone actually had valve clearances out at 18K service?
« Reply #4 on: September 26, 2018, 08:22:10 PM »
The clearances were within spec on mine at 18K
The service plan only covered checking, not adjustment.

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Re: Anyone actually had valve clearances out at 18K service?
« Reply #5 on: September 27, 2018, 12:41:48 AM »
*Originally Posted by SimonUK [+]
I do use engine braking(in fact I wish the I4 had more of it!!).

Pretty sure there's an "Engine Braking" parameter adjustment in the Rapid Bike Evo module I have fitted....not played with it yet though.

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Re: Anyone actually had valve clearances out at 18K service?
« Reply #6 on: September 27, 2018, 06:55:58 AM »
I have decided to go my own way doing the servicing now, so deciding if I just do the rest of it and leave the valve clearances for another day.

I would just do it if I could get the timing tool cheaply. I know I can check the clearances without the tool, but if i am going to bother to take it apart I would want to check the valve timing as well and that needs the tools.