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Old 07-20-2016, 04:40 PM   #1
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Valve Adjustment question

Hey y'all,

Generally when is the best time to get a valve adjustment done?

I have a 2009 CBR600rr and its getting close to 14k miles now, would it be a good idea to get one done? If yes, where do y'all suggest will get the job done but not completely break the bank? I had one price quote for a valve adjustment which seemed a little on the high side of things.

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Old 07-20-2016, 05:49 PM   #2
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Old 07-21-2016, 10:51 AM   #3
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Unless you ride the out of your bike, or there are audible tapping noises that have gotten increasingly louder coming from the top of the motor, I personally would keep riding it.

A lot of the bikes tend to stay in their tolerances a little longer than others. Id wait until about 20k miles.
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Old 07-21-2016, 10:59 AM   #4
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Factory recommends an adjustment at 16k. I had mine done (on a yamaha) at 18k and 3 were out of spec.

I don't think I ride the out of my bike.

You're probably fine.
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Factory recommends an adjustment at 16k.
glad someone thought to mention factory maintenance intervals.
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Old 07-21-2016, 12:03 PM   #6
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Unless you ride the out of your bike, or there are audible tapping noises that have gotten increasingly louder coming from the top of the motor, I personally would keep riding it.

A lot of the bikes tend to stay in their tolerances a little longer than others. Id wait until about 20k miles.
Today's shim under bucket valve trains typically get tighter with wear, and therefore quieter.

I recommend checking them close to the factory recommended intervals.
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Today's shim under bucket valve trains typically get tighter with wear, and therefore quieter.

I recommend checking them close to the factory recommended intervals.
Thanks Patrick! I saw the first post about tapping and was like
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