Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Cape Town, South Africa
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Thanks guys for your advice. My first thought was human error as well. I should have checked them valves myself when I bought the bike but I did not know any better. I will be checking the rear head next week.
It’s been a steep learning curve the last few months but the satisfaction of getting to know the inner workings of this bike has been worth it.
So if I can get a second hand head I must make sure it comes complete with valves, cams and journals but I can still use the old valve cover.
Since I have an extended warranty cover the other option is to replace the head with a new one. I’m guessing that I will have to replace the valves, cams and journals with new ones too?
Also, I have been using Motul 5100 semi synthetic 20W-50 with OEM oil filters. Is it possible that I have been using the wrong oil here?