Surprise! Help needed! I acquired a 2004 DL650 that skidded side down. I don't know it's history (60,000km) but I replaced some panels and got it on it's feet again.
I just checked the valves and every one of them is at least .1mm TOO TIGHT! I tried inserting the valve feeler as I rotated full...
So I did my first valve check this weekend. Bike is still in disassembled form. Question regarding the clearances. First the numbers
Ex L .127, R .178
In L .102, R .127
Ex L .178, R .178
In L .102, R.102
Done @ 28K miles
From what I can see, the exhaust valves are slightly tight. I...
My Wee has 17,000 miles on the odometer. I calculate it's actually 16,000 because of the built in speedo error. Any way you look at it, it's overdue for a valve check/adjustment. I want to do it myself but I am just too lazy at the moment. My question: I know it's not the proper thing to wait...
V-Strom Service & Maintenance Questions/Discussion
I am doing the valves on the DL650, found a very good guide on how to do it here, and the guide says about instructions on how to remove the PITA cowlings as one piece. I followed the service manual procedure for removing the cowlings and I'd be interested to know how to better remove them...