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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 08-11-2018, 04:50 PM Thread Starter
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Valve clearance

I'm not finding any discussions about checking the 500 cc bikes valve clearances, here, or in the engine section.

Hasn't anyone ridden 16K miles and done their own valve clearance check?

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16k miles, when these bikes have only been on the market since May of last year?

Not likely.

Or at least not at all common...

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16k miles, when these bikes have only been on the market since May of last year?

Not likely.

Or at least not at all common...
I did expect a few uncommon riders here, and they are usually the ones who do their own maintenance as well. Y'all have had most of two summer riding seasons......

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Yea I don't think I have seen anyone on the forum do one yet.
I assume it is no different than doing it on a cb500x. Remove gas tank, remove cover. Check clearance.
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I was hoping that it would be easier.

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I'm not finding any discussions about checking the 500 cc bikes valve clearances, here, or in the engine section.

Hasn't anyone ridden 16K miles and done their own valve clearance check?

DO IT! As soon is possible. It is great possibility that they are on (very) tight side!
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I'm pretty sure that @Showmeguy66 has done that many miles.

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I'm pretty sure that @Showmeguy66 has done that many miles.
I am indeed a smidge over 16,000 but this is not a task I am willing to DIY. If you feel you're ready to open up the head then go for it, but I will be heading to the shop for this service. I also see no signs that anything is amiss here. It fires right up, idles fine, not making noise isn't smoking...I will have it checked, just don't see the urgency to hit it at 16K on the nose.
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DO IT! As soon is possible. It is great possibility that they are on (very) tight side!
Why would the valves get tight with mileage?

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I am indeed a smidge over 16,000 but this is not a task I am willing to DIY. If you feel you're ready to open up the head then go for it, but I will be heading to the shop for this service. I also see no signs that anything is amiss here. It fires right up, idles fine, not making noise isn't smoking...I will have it checked, just don't see the urgency to hit it at 16K on the nose.
Yea, it's true, bike shows no sign of malfunction, runs fine, no backfire, maybe, maybe not very smooth idle (this could be nature of a beast also- will see in spring). But this could do damage in long run i.e. burnt valves and there's when the fun stops...
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