Thread: valve train upgrade.
08-02-2007, 08:59 PM #1
valve train upgrade.
is it hard to do a valve train upgrade . i want to get the ecu and the rude charger but hesitant to do the valve train my self.
08-02-2007, 09:18 PM #2
It's actually very easy. Be sure and cover any openings in the head with a rag just in case you drop a keeper
08-02-2007, 09:54 PM #3
Trust me if I did it YOU CAN DO IT!
And please do what Jerry says and cover those holes.....I dropped a pin in there!
08-02-2007, 10:22 PM #4
i havent even owned 4 strokes for a year yet and i have done 3 already its cake with the RIGHT TOOLS bro.! good luck & use the grease and LONG & SMALL /SKINNY needle nose piliers when INSTALLING keepers NOT OIL they stick better to the shaft but oil everything else on install. PERIOD!!!!!!!!!!! then oil her down all over before u put the LID on her ands its OVER ROVER!
08-02-2007, 11:09 PM #5
I was nervous before I did it. The Riva tool works awesome, and it was a piece of cake.
08-02-2007, 11:29 PM #6
08-03-2007, 08:58 AM #7
- Join Date
- May 2005
One problem I did have is that the retainer would sometimes stick when compressing the spring and thus open the valve - if that happens lossen the tension and take a screwdriver or something similar and jar the retainer a bit - then the valve would compress normally and let you remover the retainer (get a nice small thin magnet extension tool). A nice long curves needle nose pliers or forceps works good at replacing the little retainers. Couple of hours - a couple of beers.
08-03-2007, 09:56 AM #8
anybody ever use one of these?
08-03-2007, 09:58 AM #9
08-03-2007, 10:10 AM #10
You put the keepers in the tool and put it on top of the valve, then you just press down and it installs the keepers
i can put a 4 valve 4 cyl sportbike head together with this in about 10-15 minutes
without it takes about an hour
well worth the money if you do lots of heads
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