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    Registered User f14rio's Avatar
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    checked valve clearance on my 2010 r12 @ 6k mi

    the clearance was fine. has this been the experience of most owners here? i'm thinking maybe its because i'm an old fart (67) and drive like one.
    "Enemy fighters at 2 o'clock!...Roger, What should i do until then?"

    2010 r1200r, 2009 harley crossbones, 2008 triumph/sidecar, 1970 norton commando 750

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    Common:)

    You have a bucket shim system, mine the '07 with tappets. BUT, not any difference in what you found. I am at 95000m now, with only the slightest valve adjusts or none during that period. My last 2 checks were NO adjusts. They rarely get out of adjusts. Same with all my past bikes for a decade or more now. These newer engines are built better perhaps than our old days! That said, I have a '78 R100/7 since new with ORIGINAL valves at 388000m now, wow. Enough said. Randy

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    I've read several posts by Hexhead riders saying they have not had to adjust valves on bikes with 40-50k miles. My R has 24k and the valves have stayed in spec. I just did a service on a friends RT with 42k and it had three intake valves that were a little tight. So, not uncommon for them to be in spec at 6k.

    Throttle body sync is another area that seldom needs adjustment.
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    At my recent 600 mile service (performed all items myself) I adjusted two valves, one intake and one exhaust, that were both right at the edge of the range. I also did a throttle body sync using both a GS-911 to lock the steppers and a TwinMax, it is noticeably smoother now.

    I could have left the two valves but I feel better now knowing they are in the center of the range. Anyone familiar with that feeling? ;-)
    Randy
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    2010 RT Valve Adjustment

    I have 65,000 k on my bike and so far the valves ar still in spec. I check them every 20,000 kms just to make sure.
    Dave Nicholls
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    Ed, Is yours a Hex or Camhead? My comments assumed Hex.
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    Last edited by f14rio; 04-30-2013 at 01:04 AM.
    "Enemy fighters at 2 o'clock!...Roger, What should i do until then?"

    2010 r1200r, 2009 harley crossbones, 2008 triumph/sidecar, 1970 norton commando 750

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    So far Camhead in spec, 6,000 miles. I don't expect it to change.

    David

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