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    Long miles between valve adjustment

    I picked up my bike this morning from the shop. I'm at 49,560 miles, closing in on the coveted 50K sticker. I asked the mechanic to change all fluids, tighten everything up and check/set the valves. The last time I had the valves set was at 30k. All valves were in spec after 20K miles, no adjustment made. I asked him how this could be and he replied, "Because it's a Honda." I'll have the valves checked again at 70k.

    Terry


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    Re: Long miles between valve adjustment

    No problem I snuck up on valve checks, 8K, 20K, 35K, next will be about 40 , now at 168K miles

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    Re: Long miles between valve adjustment

    It's normal for the greatest wear to occur during the first 10k-20k miles then the valve clearances settle-in.

    Whenever I've checked it, I've found one of two exhaust valves barely on the loose side of the tolerance but all the intakes were OK. Being loose is much better than being tight!
    Last edited by DirtFlier; 06-19-2017 at 10:10 AM.

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