Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
Cruizin

MT-07 Valve adjust DIY tech tip needed!

Recommended Posts

Cruizin

Sure, by now, someone is ready to check and adjust their valves, right?  Could one of you PLEASE take pics and or video and write a up a DIY on how to check and adjust the valves on an MT/FZ07?   I'll make you a free premium member "ad free" for life. 

 

And, your DIY tech tip will be seen by and help literally THOUSANDS of MT-07 owners for years to come.  

 

All ya gotta do is take pics or even better, video while doing the work, explain the steps, what tools to use and how to get to and check and adjust the valves, and then put it in the tech tips section. https://fz07.org/forum/16/yamaha-fz-07-tech-tips/

 

Who will the great MT-07 god of valve adjustment be?   I'll make ya famous! 

 

 

 

It used to be that people would write tech tips almost every week, to help other FZ-07 owners.  Now days, the new MT-07 crowd come to red a tech tip when they need one, and then they split. I guess thats a whole new different discussion about society and how it has changed in the last 4 years.. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Cruizin

BUMP

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
noodles

I'm in the process of arranging to do this myself. I love doing write ups. Unless I blow up my engine I will post my procedure here!!

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
DewMan
1 hour ago, noodles said:

. Unless I blow up my engine I will post my procedure here!!

If you blow up your engine... make sure you get that on video. 😆 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Cruizin
2 hours ago, noodles said:

I'm in the process of arranging to do this myself. I love doing write ups. Unless I blow up my engine I will post my procedure here!!

I'll give you a premium membership for this. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
cornerslider

I was seriously considering doing this for the "premium membership" but I've only got little over 4K on the clock.... (I've since upgraded to premium to support the site) I doubt I'd have to shim anything, and it probably wouldn't be useful to anyone that needed to shim....  I think a part of the "problem" is the the FZ-07 platform is built so well, and has so few issues.... People just ride them!!! This is a good thing. I hope someone steps up on the valve maintenance soon- 😎

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
noodles
On 12/28/2018 at 7:54 PM, cornerslider said:

I was seriously considering doing this for the "premium membership" but I've only got little over 4K on the clock

Doing it for something never crossed my mind, I just wanted to share what I learned honestly so someone else can DIY. But I wish I didn't have to do it at all, but I have to drain the coolant to put in a new clutch pack, and while I have it drained how much harder is it to drop the radiator to check the valves? Might as well overhaul the engine while I'm at it eh 🙄

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
cornerslider
10 minutes ago, noodles said:

Doing it for something never crossed my mind, I just wanted to share what I learned honestly so someone else can DIY. But I wish I didn't have to do it at all, but I have to drain the coolant to put in a new clutch pack, and while I have it drained how much harder is it to drop the radiator to check the valves? Might as well overhaul the engine while I'm at it eh 🙄

You shouldn’t have to drain the coolant to check the valves-

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
noodles
26 minutes ago, cornerslider said:

You shouldn’t have to drain the coolant to check the valves-

FSM wants me to drain it first so I can later remove/move radiator out of the way of the valve cover to access the cams. Not sure how else you could reach the cams.

 

image.thumb.png.65bcffa2461568faa230f03861bb776a.png

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
peteinpa

you're not getting to it with the radiator in the way.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
cornerslider
11 hours ago, noodles said:

FSM wants me to drain it first so I can later remove/move radiator out of the way of the valve cover to access the cams. Not sure how else you could reach the cams.

 

image.thumb.png.65bcffa2461568faa230f03861bb776a.png

Most service manuals will call that out for valve adjustment. Probably makes it easier if you have to shim anything. I've done valves on MANY different bikes, and never had to drain the coolant. Usually, you can just dismount the radiator from the frame, and slide it (forward) out of the way.... I've never done my FZ-07 yet, so maybe it is required on this bike. Interested to find out 😎-

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  


×

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.