2002 RC51 valve Clearance Issue
I have done some searching & didn't find anything useful on this specific subject. So, if this is covered in another thread, please just point me in the right direction...
So, the other night, I decided it was time to check my valve clearance. My valves are too tight, all of them!
I have the actual measured numbers written down in my shop manual at home. I will post later when I get home from work because I know someone will ask how far out they are. They are a good bit out, way past the +/- listed in the shop manual.
If anything, I assumed that they would be loose!
My question(s) is: How does this happen? Do you think the Guy that I bought the bike from had the valves shimmed and they installed too large shims?
This is an interference motor, correct?
Also, the valves being too tight could cause my hp to be lower, because the combustion chamber is not properly sealed, correct?
Any help is much appreciated. Let me know if you need more info.
Thanks in advance!
Background Info:I bought (stole, $2,800.00!!) the bike from a Guy 2 years ago. It currently has about 28k miles on it. I have put a few thousand on it since I bought it. I think the bike had 21k miles when I got it.
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