comptonchinee Posted April 14, 2011 Report Share Posted April 14, 2011 Hi there, I am looking to check my valve clearances on my CBR, as she is going on 35,000 miles soon, and I rather check it so I can forget about it, rather than have the clearances tighten up on me. I am about to complete Level 2 IMI Mechanic course, so I KINDA know what i am doing... Shims are under bucket type... Haynes manual states to remove the cam chain tensioner just to check the clearance, but wouldn't that possibly give a false reading, as the chain tension off MIGHT allow the cams to raise clearance a little bit?? Also, wouldn't I get into trouble of the cam chain jumping a sprocket while turning the crank to get teh cam lobes off the buckets?? My thinking is, spark plugs out, valve cover off, check clearance, turn crank, check clearance, turn crank, etc etc, replace cover, order any shims I need and then find time to remove cams and change shims... Any guidance will be appreciated. Thanks, Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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