Need help with first valve check and adjustment - Stromtrooper Forum : Suzuki V-Strom Motorcycle Forums
V-Strom Service and Maintenance Questions and Discussions Share your service and maintenance information-questions. Please include your year and model in the text of your post.

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 7 Old 03-09-2013, 08:53 AM Thread Starter
Stromthusiast!
 
domromer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Charleston, South Carolina
Posts: 934
Need help with first valve check and adjustment

I've never checked my own valves so this will be a first. Other than the usual tools. What specific items do I need to check and adjust the valves? I've got the shop manual as well. Any tips or tricks that I should know?

If all you ever do is all you've ever done, then all you'll ever get is all you ever got.
domromer is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 7 Old 03-09-2013, 10:07 AM
FORUM GODFATHER.....R.I.P. PAT
 
greywolf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Evanston IL USA
Posts: 38,049
Garage
2007 DL-650 Valve Check and Adjustment | Black Lab Adventures
Performed Valve Job w/many pictures for 650(warning 56k)

Are threads that supplement the manual nicely.

Pat- 2007 DL650A was ridden to all 48 contiguous states. I didn't quite make it to 17,000 miles on the 2012 DL650A.
Nicknames I use to lessen typing, Vee = 2002-2012 DL1000s. Vee2=2014-2016 DL1000s. Wee = 2004-2011 DL650s. Glee = 2012-2016 DL650s
See https://www.stromtrooper.com/general...nicknames.html

Please vote in the poll on what Strom(s) you have at https://www.stromtrooper.com/informa...-you-have.html
greywolf is offline  
post #3 of 7 Old 03-09-2013, 08:43 PM Thread Starter
Stromthusiast!
 
domromer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Charleston, South Carolina
Posts: 934
Re: Need help with first valve check and adjustment

Thanks GW, this looks like it will be a help.

If all you ever do is all you've ever done, then all you'll ever get is all you ever got.
domromer is offline  
 
post #4 of 7 Old 03-09-2013, 09:36 PM
Stromthusiast!
 
PTRider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Washington, the state
Posts: 7,437
The valve cover gaskets can be reused, but do take a close look as you replace the covers before you tighten the covers. The gaskets can slip out of place, not seal, and maybe get pinched and damaged. A close look will show them out of place if they slipped.

"Older people who are reasonable, good-tempered, and gracious will bear aging well. Those who are mean-spirited and irritable will be unhappy at every period of their lives.

"Let each of use properly whatever strengths he has and strive to use them well. If he does this, he will never find himself lacking."

Marcus Tullius Cicero
44 B.C.
PTRider is offline  
post #5 of 7 Old 03-10-2013, 10:03 PM
Stromthusiast!
Super Trooper!
 
bwringer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Indy
Posts: 3,311
The procedure is a bit different if you have a DL1000.

I would suggest adding that information to your signature and your profile.

2002 Suzuki DL1000 V-Strom, Dark Metallic Space Blue
1983 Suzuki GS850G, Cosmic Blue
2005 KLR685, Aztec Red - Turd II.2, the ReReTurdening
bwringer is offline  
post #6 of 7 Old 03-10-2013, 10:08 PM
FORUM GODFATHER.....R.I.P. PAT
 
greywolf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Evanston IL USA
Posts: 38,049
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by bwringer View Post
The procedure is a bit different if you have a DL1000.

I would suggest adding that information to your signature and your profile.
His profile says he has a 2007 DL650.

Pat- 2007 DL650A was ridden to all 48 contiguous states. I didn't quite make it to 17,000 miles on the 2012 DL650A.
Nicknames I use to lessen typing, Vee = 2002-2012 DL1000s. Vee2=2014-2016 DL1000s. Wee = 2004-2011 DL650s. Glee = 2012-2016 DL650s
See https://www.stromtrooper.com/general...nicknames.html

Please vote in the poll on what Strom(s) you have at https://www.stromtrooper.com/informa...-you-have.html
greywolf is offline  
post #7 of 7 Old 03-10-2013, 10:13 PM
Stromthusiast!
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: kansas
Posts: 106
Also,

Be extremely careful when putting the valve covers back on. The aluminum that they screw into is made out of butter (Cam Journal Holder I believe?). I stripped one of mine using a $200 inch lbs torque wrench. They are a pain in the ass, and on top of that I had some problems with a helicoil repair. I eventually got it sorted out, but it pretty much ruined the satisfaction that I got out of adjusting the valves myself.

DL650K8ABS IBA# 35551
[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
mcb2 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Stromtrooper Forum : Suzuki V-Strom Motorcycle Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome