Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: East of the Peak, Colorado
Valve Check Measurements
For the DL650, the manual states....
Valve clearance (when cold)
IN. : (0.004 - 0.008 in)
EX. : (0.008 - 0.012 in)
When I checked the valves at 15k I got.....
0.005 on two of the IN's and 0.006 on the other two
0.009 on all four of the EX's.
Since those were on the tight side, I decided to check them again in about 5k miles. Well, I am about to do another big Adventure Ride and the bike is sitting at 22k miles and I decided to check them again.
The measurements were identical to the readings I took at 15k. Everything is within Spec, so I am inclined to ride the bike the rest of the season and maybe in the Spring of 2010 when I probably have close to 30k on the bike, check them again and go ahead and make the adjustments to probably.....
What do you think of my plan here and am I being too risky?
2007 DL650 - Gone but not forgotten