Join Date: Jul 2017
Location: Aurora, Colorado
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Spending my Lock Down Time.
Since we here in Colorado are on "Stay at Home" lockdown and the weather is crappy (Rain and Snow), and being that I have just over 7500 miles on my Little X300, I decided it was time to dig in and do the 7500 mile service. After reading the service manual, I dove into the bowels of the bike to get to the valves. They needed to be checked as this is the first check. Took me damn near all day to get down where I removed the cylinder head cover. This is not rocket science, as I do all the maint. on my other bikes to include valve checks and shim changes. Technically easy but mechanically a pain in the royle ass. There is just no room to access the Valve cover and to get to it various items need to be removed or set out of the way. Even at that there is not much room to operate. The biggest problem and should have been the easiest to do was once the valve cover is loose a small water pipe needs to be removed so as to get the cover out. Took me nearly one and a half hours just to get that pipe loose. Tomorrow I will check the valve clearance and hope they are in spec. Although I have been reading the the exhaust valves will mostly need adjusting. Keep the fingers crossed.
Chuck Henderson (US Army Active Duty RET) (Colorado) STOC# 086,
RIDE a little FASTER, RIDE a little FURTHER
13 DL650 V-Strom ( )
14 FJR1300A (Ruby FeeJeR)
17 VX300 (Little Gray Bike)
19 V1000LTSE (Flying Nun)
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Last edited by chucksklrst; 03-27-2020 at 04:57 PM.