Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Phoenix, AZ USA
Just did first valve adjustment...
So, I just did my first valve adjustment on my ninja. Has anyone here done this service themselves? I'm just curious on what the clearances on your bikes were. It seemed the intake valves did not need adjustment, all 4 in spec (0.15-0.24, 0.19mm desired), however, the exhaust valves were way tight! There was also quite a difference in gap between two valves of the same cylinder. Cyl 1 measured 0.08mm/0.08mm, Cyl 2 measured 0.16mm/0.10mm! (Spec is 0.22-0.29mm, 0.25mm desired). After timing and torqueing camshafts, I rechecked the tolerances and achieved desired tolerances on all valves.
Mileage is 11,900~ Purchased Feb 16, 2012..
I commute A LOT on this bike, it's one reason I bought it. Also to learn to ride, this is my first bike. I've done most maintainance myself as I enjoy learning new things, especially when it comes to mechanical stuff...
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