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Old 06-21-2016, 02:59 PM   #1
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Valve Adjustment?

Anyone know a good, decent priced place I can go to get a valve adjustment done on my 09 R6?
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Patrick at motorcycles unlimited , and if you want a certified Yamaha shop I would use
Mancuso SW power sports on 59 south only doe to they have the #2 Yamaha tech in Yamaha's competition a few years ago . Tim is service Department over there is a nice guy .

Since your on North side though I would go with Patrick . What is your millage ?
FYI age will require a new valve cover gasket that is about $40 something bucks
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Patrick at motorcycles unlimited , and if you want a certified Yamaha shop I would use
Mancuso SW power sports on 59 south only doe to they have the #2 Yamaha tech in Yamaha's competition a few years ago . Tim is service Department over there is a nice guy .

Since your on North side though I would go with Patrick . What is your millage ?
FYI age will require a new valve cover gasket that is about $40 something bucks
Thanks for the advice man. Only 15,300 miles on her.
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I was quoted $450 for valve job on my 05 r6 with 24k. Clatters after warming up. Let me know if you find a good deal.
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I was quoted $450 for valve job on my 05 r6 with 24k. Clatters after warming up. Let me know if you find a good deal.
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My bike is idling around 1.7k rpms (is flashed to idle at 2k) and after about 30 seconds it drops to about 1k and then dies. Then I cant get her started unless I stay on the throttle.
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$450 isn't out of the question....its pretty involved especially if you have to actually adjust one...


OP that definitely sounds like tight valves to me........Motorcycles Unlimited gets my vote. Patrick and his crew have never done me wrong and I know if they are working for Patrick they are very competent.
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My bike is idling around 1.7k rpms (is flashed to idle at 2k) and after about 30 seconds it drops to about 1k and then dies. Then I cant get her started unless I stay on the throttle.
Do you have an exhaust? My 07 r6 did this until it got warm. I only had 3500 miles on it when I bought it. I had MC Cycle (A Sponsor here) tune it, and I didn't have that problem anymore. It COULD be the valves, but I'd start with a tune first.
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Thanks for the advice man. Only 15,300 miles on her.
I've seen the 3rd gen R6 have their valves get tight early, but not that early without really being beat on.
You mentioned you had a tuned ecu, I'm betting that may be an issue.
I'd recommend reaching out to Chris over at MC Cycles and have him check the tune.


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I was quoted $450 for valve job on my 05 r6 with 24k. Clatters after warming up. Let me know if you find a good deal.
2nd gen R6 valves are easier to get to. No active intake and there's more room.
That said, valves typically don't get loose and clatter when hot/worn, they get tighter.
Your mileage interval is time for an adjustment, but it sounds like you may have something else going on; cct, etc.
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I've seen the 3rd gen R6 have their valves get tight early, but not that early without really being beat on.
You mentioned you had a tuned ecu, I'm betting that may be an issue.
I'd recommend reaching out to Chris over at MC Cycles and have him check the tune.




2nd gen R6 valves are easier to get to. No active intake and there's more room.
That said, valves typically don't get loose and clatter when hot/worn, they get tighter.
Your mileage interval is time for an adjustment, but it sounds like you may have something else going on; cct, etc.
Sadly, I do not ride very often, only every now and again. That is why I am not sure if it is the valves.. I got my ECU tuned by Anthony Corbo at Bauce Racing, a very reputable guy who knows his stuff when it comes to the R6.
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