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post #1 of 57 Old 11-01-2009, 01:34 PM Thread Starter
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Valves "Unadjustable"

Purchased a 2004 Wee-Strom this summer with 24k on it. The exterior was rough but it ran good. Am doing my first valve job on it and am unable to adjust 3 of the 4 exhaust valves. Even if I install the tappet with "no shim" the best clearance I can get is 0.15mm. ( I need 0.2-0.3mm) I am afraid to ask, but does anyone have any ideas? Did the previous owner neglect it and warp or bend the valves? Or am I doing something wrong?
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my guess it that you have done something wrong, it wouldn't "run good" with warped or bent valves



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I would agree, but I can't imagine what I could have done wrong. Checking the clearances is pretty straightforward. I said it runs well but it does make a ticking sound. I have compared this to my friends identical bike with 10k on it. It does not make this ticking noise.
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My guessis that you're using the wrong feeler gauges, or you're looking at the inch measurement on them and not the milimeter measurement.
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post #5 of 57 Old 11-01-2009, 04:07 PM Thread Starter
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Nope..checked it thrice.
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Did you turn over the engine a couple of times by hand so the cams would push the buckets down fully?

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Yes, I have done that several times also.
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What I am wondering is...if this bike has never had a valve adjustment in 24K, could the exhaust valves overheat and somehow distort such that it would close the "gap" to a point where I could never achieve a proper clearance. Or perhaps the valve seats are worn to a point that the valve are retracting even further into the head when they close resulting in minimal clearance with the cam. I don't know, I'm grasping for answers.
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When you install a shim, is it actually touching the valve stem?
I have seen valves pull out of the spring retainers.
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post #10 of 57 Old 11-01-2009, 05:31 PM
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Without seeing the bike firsthand, I'd have to agree with the other posts suggesting that you've made a mistake somewhere in your check. 24k miles is next to nothing on a V-Strom (650 or 1000). Many bikes pass that point without needing a shim change at all. To find a bike that's "unadjustable" with only 24k miles would be practically unheard of without some other major mechanical problem.
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