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Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Frozen hell of the north
I Ride: 97k '07 ZZR600, 2014 Ninja 300, 37k 89 FZR400 racebike, 56k 06 ZX6R track only, 21k 97 ZX6R F model
All those gaskets should last several years and multiple times on and off........ I do ask- why if you were in there that far and especially since you had to pull the cam cap off to change those spark plug well o-rings......... why on earth did you not do the valve adjustment then?- you were already doing 80% of the work or more....
Thanks for the info on the cheaper shim size limitation. You’ve probably saved me a headache. Not to derail the thread, but I have a quick question for you, Riverszzr. I recently replaced my valve cover gasket, the plug hole gaskets, and the o rings for the valve cover bolts. I plan on checking my valve clearances, this weekend, or next. Then ordering shims, and hopefully installing them, (prayers to the shipping gods) the next weekend.
Should I replace the aforementioned gaskets, or are they ok to reuse?
Ok. One more question. Is the motionpro carb sync tool worth a shit, or do you have a better tool to recommend, for throttle body sync?
The motion pro is fine, there are better but in that sub 100 price range it is fine.......
I would put a 4 way "t" on it and only remove one vacuum line and make sure all 4 read the same and make adjustments as needed.......good practice to do this before every use!
I have one of them I occassionally use
I have a PCCC one from the 80's with dials about 3 times the size I use far more often
I also have a couple of the "old" mercury stick with real mercury filled ones I do still use as well....... I actually like these the best, but occassionally you do get a bike so far off it will suck all the mercury up one hose and run it through the engine and since you can no longer (legally) buy the mercury to refill it.......... I only use it after I have roughly set them with one of the guage style
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