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  • Offline davyjp19

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    Valve clearance.
    on: Nov 09, 2021, 07.07 pm
    Nov 09, 2021, 07.07 pm
    Hi,
    The CT was due her 2nd valve clearance check as I’d hit the mileage, it was an independent who was recommended to me. Dropped the bike off Saturday 30th Oct, the fella had it for a week as he works for a dealer. Sent me a video of bike all stripped down, 6 exhaust valves needed adjusted as slightly loose. Changed plugs, which I supplied, got him to flush and change brake fluid as I was getting the lock up. Picked it up the following Saturday all in £220. Service book stamped with his details.
     That’s a result in my book.

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    Re: Valve clearance.
    Reply #1 on: Nov 10, 2021, 09.26 am
    Nov 10, 2021, 09.26 am
    What is your current mileage?

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    Re: Valve clearance.
    Reply #2 on: Nov 10, 2021, 07.16 pm
    Nov 10, 2021, 07.16 pm
    *Originally Posted by davyjp19 [+]
    Hi,
    The CT was due her 2nd valve clearance check as I’d hit the mileage, it was an independent who was recommended to me. Dropped the bike off Saturday 30th Oct, the fella had it for a week as he works for a dealer. Sent me a video of bike all stripped down, 6 exhaust valves needed adjusted as slightly loose. Changed plugs, which I supplied, got him to flush and change brake fluid as I was getting the lock up. Picked it up the following Saturday all in £220. Service book stamped with his details.
     That’s a result in my book.

    davyjp.

    Strange as the clearances usually reduce with mileage or has the VFR got a different setup?
    2018 Honda VFR1200X Crosstourer

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    Re: Valve clearance.
    Reply #3 on: Nov 10, 2021, 07.28 pm
    Nov 10, 2021, 07.28 pm
    Currently 30,350m, 1st clearance done at 14,500.

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    Re: Valve clearance.
    Reply #4 on: Nov 11, 2021, 07.55 am
    Nov 11, 2021, 07.55 am
    sounds like the first clearance was not correct ?
    macca

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    Re: Valve clearance.
    Reply #5 on: Nov 11, 2021, 11.22 am
    Nov 11, 2021, 11.22 am
    Hi, where is the independent based?

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    Re: Valve clearance.
    Reply #6 on: Nov 11, 2021, 08.15 pm
    Nov 11, 2021, 08.15 pm
    I would never tighten the valve clearance ( shim adjust) on used bike……not even a little.

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    Re: Valve clearance.
    Reply #7 on: Nov 11, 2021, 09.19 pm
    Nov 11, 2021, 09.19 pm
    Ballymena area.