Break in, valve adjustment, etc. on my '09
Hey guys, just got finished doing my 600 mile valve adjustment and here are the results.
L exhaust - .007 in. R exhaust - .008 in.
L intake - .003 in. R intake - .004 in.
As you see, the intake valves were pretty tight. The exhaust valves were in specification, but I went ahead and adjusted everything towards the loose end anyway.
L exhaust - .008 in. R exhaust - .009 in.
L intake - .006 in. R intake - .007 in.
Also installed the Kisan PathBlazer headlight modulator today and its a pretty cool mod. Definitely gets people's attention!
I have a question concerning break in. How many miles do I need to have before I take it for an extended run (90 miles one way) at highway speeds?
Lastly, love my blue KLR AND this forum. I've definitely learned a lot and have enjoyed reading posts from all you other KLR'ers! Without the info I have discovered here, I never would have attempted to do the valve adjustment on my own. Oh, one more thing, getting my valve cover off took maybe 30 seconds and went back on just as easily. After reading others experiences, this was one part of the job with which I was really concerned, but fortunately was a snap. Lucky me. Thanks, guys.