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Valve Adjustment 03 600rr

So I am a bit over due for my valve adjustment. I have some time scheduled at the end of this month to get the new exhaust mapped/tuned on the dyno, so I want to get this done ahead of time.

Is there a shim kit or anything specific that I need to buy in order to do this???

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as far as i know, you just buy shims as needed. im over due also, wanna do mine.

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I'm going to wait til 50,000 miles to do mine.

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I just received 10 shims for the 9er from socali919. Wonder if they are the same for the 600's? Hmmm...

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Its due for an adjustment per maintenance book etc, but it started doing it after I crashed it. Could a crash cause this to happen???

Guess I better order some shims

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Its due for an adjustment per maintenance book etc, but it started doing it after I crashed it. Could a crash cause this to happen???

Guess I better order some shims
Erick, don't order any shims. Measure the valve lash first then see what shims you need.

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alright, I guess I need to get on this. Noticed it was ticking pretty bad the other day when I started it up. hasn't been running since I crashed it last summer.

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alright, I guess I need to get on this. Noticed it was ticking pretty bad the other day when I started it up. hasn't been running since I crashed it last summer.
Might only be from sitting and not running. How long did you let it run and is the oil fresh?

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Oil is not fresh...needs changed. I let it run for 3-4 minutes max.

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I would change oil and put in some fresh high octane gas to see if it goes away.

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how do you guys dispose of Gas??

Besides starting the neighborhood on fire

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how do you guys dispose of Gas??

Besides starting the neighborhood on fire
I wait until my wife jumps in bed then pull the covers over her head.

Seriously; dump it into one of your 4 wheel vehicles.

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yeah, if you mix it into a bigger tank on a car it won't be an issue. E, how many miles do you have? i check mine at almost 17k, had 1 valve that was SLIGHTLY out of spec, not worth doing the entire job according to my old Service Manager (who is an anal-retentive airplane tech). let it get to full temp a few times and see how it sounds.

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I've been told by quite a few techs, that most hondas rarely ever need adjustments at the recomended period. So I'm not sweating mine.

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alright, so an update on this...more problems.

When I got home last night I started the bike up and let it run for a bit. Maybe 5 minutes or so. The temps were measuring around 160ish. I started to slowly increase the throttle, trying to listen if it was ticking with the RPM of the motor; increase vs decrease. Yep, definitely is.

So I reved it up a couple times and then heard a small pop and the ticking got worse. Look under the bike and it was spitting out coolant (not a lot, just drops at a time) from around the area of the coolant reservoir. Not sure what is causing this. I am pretty sure there is no serious engine damage but I need to check all the lines coming and going from the radiator as well as the water pump and see whats up with it.

fuk, there's always something.

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Don't panic... Sounds like the thermostat might be frozen shut. Pull that sucker out and test it. It's easy to do, place it in a pot of boiling water and see if it opens up.

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I'm just wondering if a line is squashed somewhere. Had no problems with the motor pre-crash.

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Good point; always check to obvious first.

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the hose on the left side of the frame/radiator isn't crushed is it?

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I don't think so, but I will look into everything closely soon.

where is Gbord, he could tell a story about this.

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actually a thanks to Gbord. He advised me of the likely problem.

Loose headers! fixed.

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How do lose headers cause coolant to leak?

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hahah, my bad. I was more concerned with the ticking sound.

The coolant leak is still there, but not related. Its coming from a loose hose on the reservoir I believe.

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wow that's a good call! gonna store that in the back of my trouble-shooting mind!

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It helps when the symptoms are explained correctly!

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Excelent advice by gbord. He should receive casino money plus accolades and fix him up with some appropriate sexual favors.

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