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KZ 550 Valve Clearances 10 years 11 months ago #63931

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Hi I'm hoping someone out there has a service manual and can tell me the correct valve clearances for an 81 KZ 550 engine. Thanks in advance.

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Andy
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KZ 550 Valve Clearances 10 years 11 months ago #63950

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On the 1983 KZ550 the manual specifies:
intake valve is .004- .008" and
exhaust valve is .006-.010".

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KZ 550 Valve Clearances 10 years 11 months ago #64091

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And, as I've mentioned before, don't bolt down the valve cover with the chain tensioner set. relaese the tensioner when bolting down the cover and re install it after the cover is on.

A manual will usually give those types of warnings that may not seem obvious, so a manual would be a good thing to get.

Post edited by: loudhvx, at: 2006/07/23 20:50

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