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Old 05-22-2008, 06:44 PM   #36
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Location: Roswell, GA
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Great thread. Even though I have never adjusted valves before, I decided to adjust the valves on my DR myself rather than pay the dealer. Got the valve adjusting kit from Jesse and with help from a buddy who has adjusted valves before, we got them done two days ago. My DR has 9000 miles on it and all 4 valves were in spec, but on the loose side - intakes were both .005, exhausts were both .009. I would have probably left them alone, but Jesse said to set them to .004 intake and .008 exhaust, and my pal wanted to show me how to set them, so that is what we did. Also changed out the spark plugs and put new EBC brake pads on the front and rear. It was a fun day of wrenching and very satisfying to know that the work was done right.
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