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Valve adjustments and fork re-valving? How important?

Old 12-16-2009, 08:38 PM
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Default Valve adjustments and fork re-valving? How important?

Hey guys, I've got an '04 F4i that I've stopped riding on the street and I want to ride track only. I've done 3 track days on it. It's got around 14,400 miles on it or so. I haven't re-valved the shocks or checked the valves. My question is, can I get away with another year without doing this if the shocks aren't leaking and the motor is running alright?

I want to try to get a track only RR sometime next year so I really don't want to put anymore money in my F4i than I have to but I still plan on doing several more track events with the F4i beforehand.

IMO, I think I'll be fine but I wanted to see what other opinions are.
Old 12-16-2009, 10:46 PM
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Yeah, I think you'll be OK. Scheduled valve clearance isn't till 16K; by the book. My bike's got 18K and it runs fine, although before next season I'll be cheking/adjusting the valves, throttle body sync, and the left fork is showing signs of fluid getting past the seal.
Old 12-17-2009, 02:43 PM
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Having never done a valve check I don't know how hard it would it be but now would be the time to learn. It's a maintenance item that all bikes have. Shock work, if it aint broke don't fix it!
Old 12-17-2009, 02:49 PM
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14,400 miles its just broke in good, valves should be good, dont think their scheduled check was until 16k n most didnt require any adjustment then.

The fork revalving would depend on you. Def change the fork oil. Revalving the forks would work better esp for the track but a necessity I think not since you will be replacing er anyhow.
Old 12-17-2009, 06:14 PM
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You'll be fine. Re-valving is just to help you. The valve adjustment isen't something you can skip but you can push it off [like 32,000 miles off in my case ]
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