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R6 Valve Clearences

Discussion in 'Technical and Troubleshooting Torque' started by colr6, Dec 13, 2007.

  1. Is there anyone out there that also has trouble with Valve clearences.
    Makes an awful Noise at 4000rpm but goes away after that.
    Is this going to be a costly repair or is it as simple as adjusting the valve clearences?

  2. You won't know without having the top taken off the motor. First step is
    to have them take the top off the motor and check/adjust the valves.
    Probable cost $200-300. Then you may or may not need other work
    like a new cam chain. How many miles have you done? How old is
    the bike? Sports use or relaxed cruising?
  3. Its a 2003 model but I have only had it for 11 months. mostly use it for recreation and commuting - havent hit the track yet!
    It has done approx 32,000kms.
  4. almost due for a valve adjustment anyhow. get it done and ask them
    if anything else needs doing also. if you leave the valve adjustment
    too long it can cause premature wear.
  5. Thanks for the advice.