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rboe
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PostSubject: 1200 8V Valve adjustment time   Fri Aug 29, 2014 11:03 am

This morning was the morning I decided to set aside to adjust the valves on the GRiSO (a wee bit over due and they were a bit tight) so about 7am I got to it. Got her all exposed and didn't have any feeler gauges that were of the right size. Went to Autozone, Car Quest, NAPA and finally in desperation, Harbor Freight. They had one set and it would work. Grabbed a 17" 1/2" breaker bar and some deep offset combo box end wrenches (metric, so I could the 8mm end on the lock nut of the valve adjustment screw - don't under estimate the value of a good box end wrench for this job). So, got home at 10am, adjusted them, put her all back together and started. Sounds like a Guzzi! Now to remap and reset the maintenance flag on the dash. Hour job tops, if you have the right tools on hand..... :p

Used a spare shoe lace (a brand I used to buy had a set of black ones in case you didn't like the color matched ones on the shoes), black, black is very important Rolling Eyes Tucked one end under the spark plug wire then wiggled it to the cap and popped the cap easy peasy.

But finding a damn feeler gauge of the right size was a trip. No joke, when I walked into the Car Quest Auto Parts the kid asked me what I needed, I said a feeler gauge - and he didn't know what it was. Once he saw them the light went on, but to work at an auto parts store and not know what a feeler gauge is. WTH?

I did the Quota a couple years ago and I thought this one would take much longer (with all the driving around, it did) but the actual adjustment went very quickly. For some reason, four extra valves did not really add to the work load and if I had had the feeler gauges on hand this would have been a fairly quick job. The box end wrench (Honda used to sell a very nice offset 10mm box end for doing the V45's and V65's from the early 80's, had one and lost track of it). The whole affair is better than a screw driver and my open ended wrench.
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PostSubject: Re: 1200 8V Valve adjustment time   Fri Aug 29, 2014 11:32 am

Did set then to 0.10/0.15mm or 0.15/0.20mm?
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PostSubject: Re: 1200 8V Valve adjustment time   Fri Aug 29, 2014 12:08 pm

0.10 & 0.15, first I've heard of 0.20 on the exhaust, am I missing something?

The new map seems to have a few extra bee's in it too. Or the bike just runs better with her valves in spec. Very Happy
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