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Old 08-31-2008, 12:37 PM   #1
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Default 01 gsxr 600 valve adjustment????

does anyone know how to adjust the valves on an 01 gsxr 600. I have around 26k miles and i dont think they have ever been adjusted before. So far ive done all the work myself on this bike and just wondered if anyone has ever done an adjustment before b/c the owners manual doesnt say much about. thanks
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Old 08-31-2008, 05:48 PM   #2
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Get a shop manual and a feeler gauge and dig in

Checking them isn't too bad, swapping shims is another story.
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Old 08-31-2008, 07:09 PM   #3
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i have a shop manual but it doesnt tell me much on how to adjust them or what they should be set at
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Old 08-31-2008, 07:40 PM   #4
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Unless you are mechanically inclined I wouldn't try it. Checking the clearence is not that hard but adjusting them is a different story. A shim (12) rides under a tappet bucket (3) (4) which sits under the cams (1) (2). You have to remove the cams to get to the shims then you measure the shim with a micrometer and calculate what size shim you need to bring it into tolerance. The shims are $5.00 to $6.00 each and unless you have a friend at a shop they will not swap them. There are 16 shims. I have never seen more than a few out of adjustment at any one time but it could happen. Make a wrong calculation and you will have to buy more shims. Mess up on the cam timing when you put it back together and you will bend your valves (big money). You know what your abilities are you decide.

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