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  • Adjusting Valves - zx14

    The frame clearance on the 14 looks tough, but not bad once you get
    everything stripped off.

    Took me an evening + just to get everything stripped off. (I'm very slow)

    17k on bike, 1 intake valve below min spec and 4 exhaust valves right at min spec.
    So changing out 5 shims.

    Replacing all gaskets, runs around $100.

    92055-0086 O-Ring Crank Sensor gasket $5.98

    92055-0187 Valve cover bolt washers $2.50 x 6 = $15.00

    11061-0738 Valve Cover Gasket $32.40

    11061-0977 Plug Hole gaskets $8.74 x 4 = $35

    11061-0796 CCT Gasket $1.72

    Pro X Valve Shims 9.48mm $1.99 x 5 = $10

    Only wish I would of ordered all the gaskets in advance and waited to start until
    I received them, it appears several are back ordered.

    Then would of only needed to order shims which are always in stock.

    Our ability to distribute interesting information is out pacing our ability to create it.

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    Re: Adjusting Valves - zx14

    great to see your efforts as I know eventually I will face the same.Lucky to have a friend who had bought iridium plugs,shims and vc gasket just to trade his 09 recently and has sold me those items at a fair price. May try it myself,but cross that bridge as I get there!


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      Re: Adjusting Valves - zx14

      Just ride it...
      KN, this ride's for You.


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        Re: Adjusting Valves - zx14

        Mine has about 20,000 miles on it now. I believe it was due for valve adjustment at 15,000. I know, I'm late! I'm following jimmymac's maintenance advice - just ride it.

        I did the valves 3 times on my old ZX14 before I sold it. This one wasn't quite due last fall and I decided I would wait and ride it this season and do a full service this winter. I just got home from a 2500 mile 2 week trip and the bike still ran like a champ. I figure I will need to do valve adjustment, tires, brakes and chain and sprockets when I put it away this year.
        Last edited by NotDeadYet; 07-13-2016, 01:29 PM.

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