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Valves done runs awesome !

I finished up my bike ! Throttle is more responsive and engine is quiet ! I'm so glad I did the valves . Considering the looser that sold me the bike swared up and down that it's been done when you buy a bike never trust the seller ! Go threw it!! And check everything ! Now it's time to detail her ! Get her shining
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How out of spec were they? Mine were still in spec at 24k

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Rear head was. 25 mm exhaust. Intake. 15. Intake 10mm. Front head 18mm intake 15mm intake. 28mm exhaust.
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Bike was probley rode hard
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Bike was probley rode hard
And put up wet.
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Yeah. Well she gets the best now. ! I only ride her once a week and keep this rare bike looking good . Like they say rc51s are Geting harder to find looking good and not beat up
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Just the fact you took the time to do the valve job yourself lets us know she is in good hands.

Its nice to make the one you love feel better, doesn't it.



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I'm weard everything has to be perfect ! My Cbr 929 was the same way made it perfect ! Lol. When I rode her today I was listening to every noise lol As matter of fact time to recheck her lol cold start time !!
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I just bought my son a 2000 RC51 with a lot of miles on it, and we are trying to make sure that everything is running well. We've been doing a lot of the work ourselves, but how hard is it to check and adjust the valves, or how much does it cost to get it done. I'm right down the road from you on Camp Pendleton.
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Compared to some bikes I've worked on recently, it's a dream.

First off, I heartily suggest a service manual, either paper or electronic.
The electronic one can be downloaded here:
http://www.rc51.info/index.php?page=service

The shims are the 9.48mm diameter type, in varying thicknesses of .025mm from Honda.
Read and understand the instructions, plus have the available tools handy.

I suggest doing the front cylinder first as that's where the most frustration will be due to space limitations. The rear cylinder is far easier and accessible.

Make sure the bike is clean and dry near the valve cover area, as any contamination that falls into the cam/valve area will damage the engine.

The cams are marked for position (front and rear, intake and exhaust) and for timing.
Make sure the correct cams goes back to it's proper location, along with its journal cap.

The gear drive cams make life very nice, since there's no drive chain or adjusters to fiddle with.
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