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where can I find the actual measurement numbers? I don't have a service manual. I don't trust one single F&CK tard at the kawi dealer to even look at my bike
 

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Sorry that didn't show up. Valve clearances shown in the Service Manual: Exhaust 0.08 - 0.12 mm (0.0031 - 0.0047 inches) Intake 0.04 - 0.08 mm (0.0016 - 0.0031) So I would set them to Intake .002" and Exhaust .004" with the engine cold and you should be fine.
 

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Sorry that didn't show up. Valve clearances shown in the Service Manual: Exhaust 0.08 - 0.12 mm (0.0031 - 0.0047 inches) Intake 0.04 - 0.08 mm (0.0016 - 0.0031) So I would set them to Intake .002" and Exhaust .004" with the engine cold and you should be fine.

thanks for the info. I downloaded a service manual today as well
 

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bike should sit for at least 8 hrs not used before checking valves
probably throw a fan on it and could wait less time if you are in a rush

fist valve check is around 7400 miles


I barely had a feeler gauge that worked on my intake
meaning my thinnest gauge was the max size for the intake .004 something inches



and I have 2 sets of feeler gauges anyone know where to find a more accurate set or ones that go lower

I looked on amazon ones for motorcycles but the smallest sizes are still way to big for the z
 

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one set I have is harbor freight
and one is craftsman



one you linked was from harbor freight

sure the ones I have do go thinner
but I guess whatever ones I have just aren't in the range that the z needs for the intake unless im reading them wrong


for all my other bikes the gauges I have work fine as those bikes use thicker sizes


Pretty easy to find one with the thinner sizes and they're cheap, too:


http://www.autozone.com/clamps-and-measuring-tools/feeler-gauge/oem-26-blades-master-feeler-gauge/1927_0_0/?checkfit=true


Feeler Gauge - 32 Piece, SAE/Metric


These should be accurate enough for valve adjustments since you just want to keep it within the specified range. At these prices you can't go wrong.
 
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