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Old 08-14-2012, 08:17 PM   #212
Joined: Aug 2012
Location: Colorado
Oddometer: 92
Originally Posted by itsatdm View Post
The BMW number looks correct if a valve clearance check is included. It makes sense that the Triumph is more. 4 more valves to check. For the BMW find TDC, check 1 cylinder, rotate 360 and do the other.

For a Triumph, the crank has to be be rotated 2 times to check all 3 cylinders. The Triumph has shim under bucket. Remove the cams then the bucket to get to them. It is just more labor intensive.

As far as moto mag evaluations, that one is the best. More data and some explanation as to why. Mostly because I agree with it.

A couple of errors. No knock sensor on the BMW. Valve checks at 20,000 km not miles. All the rest is true. It does have a low rpm abrupt throttle. $250 will buy you a Throttle tamer and a fuel module and no more problem.
Thank you for your input.
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