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Old 02-08-2017, 06:39 PM Thread Starter
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Versys damaged engine

Saw this add for a bike for sale from local dealer. Makes me wonder what a dopped valve is.


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normally means the valve was never maintained and got to tight and snapped and fell into the combustion chamber

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30,000km is only 18,000 miles, it's a low mileage bike, a valve adjustment is not scheduled in the maintenace manual until much later.

The most economical fix will probably be to swap the engine/transmission from a crashed bike. Replacing the top half of an engine will be more expensive especially if you include labour/labor costs.
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Here is the main cause: "Original female owned Kawasaki Versys 650" A female, no less!

It is assumed that a valve stuck open or dropped in the cylinder and collided with the rising piston, resulting in extensive engine damage.

"ENGINE IS DAMAGED AND WILL NEED REBUILD! (probable dropped valve)"

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Probably due to lack of oil.

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Dropped valve isn't cause by any of the stuff above. A dropped valve is caused by a valve spring failure, retainer failure or spitting the keepers. On more rare occasions it's caused by a complete stem failure. Steve
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It might NOT be a dropped valve

It's also possible that it is NOT a dropped valve. The dealer only THINKS that it could be a dropped valve.

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I know the place, going to ask them the story this weekend. Curious why they didn't open it up and fix it, they are slow during the winter.


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