Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Hampton and Forks of Buffalo, VA
14,200 miles and I checked my valves.
Well, all my valves checked very close to each other and all at least .02 from the minimum clearance, so I think I"m going to leave it like it is. All the intakes were in the .125-.150 range and all exhausts .225 to .250 range.
Based on everyones experiences, and how well my bike is running, I'm leaving it like it is. Besides, I've got to ride it from VA to St Louis, to OH to VA to WV and back home over the next couple weeks.
I did remove the radiator, just makes things easier. Plus I like to clean things up.
I notice two things - one, the rubber end caps that are part of the valve cover. These left loose pieces of rubber hanging on the inside of the heads. I checked both and pulled all the loose pieces out. Probably would get caught in the filter, but who knoes.
Also, paint on the radiator where the hoses connect is coming off, some in large pieces. I was careful to get all this off and even wiped some from the inside of the hoses. Again, maybe no big deal but don't like the idea of this crap floating thorough the radiator or water pump.
98 Ducati 900SSFE
02 Polaris 6X6 (Bucky)