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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 05-17-2011, 01:50 PM Thread Starter
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Red face Valve Adjustment

JUST WONDERING WHAT IS THE MAX. TIME TO GO FOR A VALVE ADJUSTMANT? MY VALVES ARE NEVER OUT AT THE RECOMENDED TIME. I ALWAYS FEEL LIKE I AM WASTING MONEY. WHAT IS A SAFE MILEAGE TO GO PAST?
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I did mine at 7.5k & 13k & all were within tolerance & did not need any adjustment.

It took me all friggin day & I felt sick none needed adjustment after all the hassle! lol.
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Question Valves Adj.

YA, THATS JUST I AM TALKING ABOUT. I WAS THINKING ABOUT WAITING FOR 10,000, WHAT DO YOU THINK?
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I did mine at 7.5k & 13k & all were within tolerance & did not need any adjustment.

It took me all friggin day & I felt sick none needed adjustment after all the hassle! lol.
thanks bungle,thats grate after 13,000 mi. they were still ok
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I have 07 F4 and FBF and another shop too told me that the MV can go to 12,000 miles before checking
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Check em yourself mate, every 12000 ks IMO. Yeah they probably won't need adjustment but better safe than sorry ain't it?

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If the valves have shims for adjustment and as they wear do they tighten up or loosen up???

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Shim under bucket valves tend to tighten up with wear....however, carbon deposits from crappy gas and low rpms can make them loose. If you find loose valves you should run some combustion chamber cleaner through the engine before you swap shims out. Something like Yamaha Ring free or Mercury Marine Engine Tune or Sea Foam.

Tight valves need re-shimming.

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My F4 has 20K on the odo, and it still hasnt needed any adjustment. Last check was 2K miles ago. Dont worry about it, just ride it.

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Anybody know where to source a shim kit for a Brutale?
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