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Old 11-26-2010, 06:52 AM   #31
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Ups.....
That's right.
I have not read all the text but I saw a caliper and the dimension.
Because of many peoples do the same mistake and this is a part of my daily work I wanted to say that.
Good to be here and learn something.

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Old 11-26-2010, 07:57 AM   #32
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This should be stickied. GadgetBoy, you listening?
Have you noticed the Index thread that's stickied here? It's in there.

Now imagine half those threads stickied and you'll get an idea why we keep stickies to a minimum.
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Old 11-27-2010, 09:26 AM   #33
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Hey GNP, good work. I have a question though. Did you have to change the valve cover gasket? My service guy said he had to, because it was deformed. And these twins (mine 658) have some leaking issues from the cover, so I guess he did now want to be bother with a leaking gasket and just replaced it. I was not charged for the part, so it was fine by me.
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Old 11-29-2010, 05:23 PM   #34
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Hey GNP, good work. I have a question though. Did you have to change the valve cover gasket? My service guy said he had to, because it was deformed. And these twins (mine 658) have some leaking issues from the cover, so I guess he did now want to be bother with a leaking gasket and just replaced it. I was not charged for the part, so it was fine by me.

I didn't change it at the same time as the valves, probably should have. I replaced the original at about 25,000km as it was leaking badly. It started to seep after about 5,000km. The second (current) one has about 15,000km on it now and hasn't leaked a drop so I threw it back on.
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Old 12-02-2010, 12:49 PM   #35
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This is a great write-up GNP77, but may I suggest that in future, you clean your bike before you open it up. I absolutely cringe at the sight of the mud & grime in the vicinity of your valve gear.
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Old 12-03-2010, 06:05 PM   #36
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This is a great write-up GNP77, but may I suggest that in future, you clean your bike before you open it up. I absolutely cringe at the sight of the mud & grime in the vicinity of your valve gear.
Yeah, I know! Below is the 4th paragraph of the first post in the thread!


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*I'm currently doing a bunch of other things on the bike and it wasn't ridable when I started this so I didn't get a chance to clean it top to bottom first so there was a lot of spot cleaning to do as I went along. Definitely wash and degrease your bike as best you can before you start!*
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Old 12-06-2010, 04:05 AM   #37
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Holly Crap! Looks a lot more complicated than the valve adjustment on my trusty DR650. It looks like a winter project to me...

But THANKS for posting - greatly appreciated - I've been waiting for someone to post the adjustment procedure for a long time.

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Old 07-26-2011, 09:34 PM   #38
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F800GS valve adj. interval.

What is the mileage interval starting with the first one and then the routine interval till the next one in miles please?
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Old 07-26-2011, 09:42 PM   #39
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What is the mileage interval starting with the first one and then the routine interval till the next one in miles please?
I *believe* every 20,000km/12,000miles. I've been doing mine closer to 12,000-15,000km as that seems to be the mileage when the valve cover gasket pulls an Exxon Valdez. I figure if I'm in there that deep I may as well check the valves out. 65,000km so far (4 checks so far) and everything is still in spec.

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Old 07-27-2011, 12:09 PM   #40
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Thanks for the info, I'll be sure to stay away from the Exon gas, maybe it won't leak then.
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Old 08-15-2011, 01:07 PM   #41
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Thanks for posting the instructions. I have done mine last weekend and I think that the worst part was putting all the plastic back on the bike. I am sure that it will be easier next time around.
I had to adjust all four intake valves(38,000mi). Bike runs like new again
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Old 08-15-2011, 04:19 PM   #42
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Thanks for posting the instructions. I have done mine last weekend and I think that the worst part was putting all the plastic back on bike. I am sure that it will be easier next time around.
I had to adjust all four intake valves(38,000mi). Bike runs like new again

Glad you found it helpful
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Old 11-04-2011, 06:46 PM   #43
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Disclaimer: I don't owe any GS and I just found/read this out of curiosity.

First thing that comes to my mind: Why did you remove the cams?

Can't you just:
1. remove the C-Clips
2. remove the followers (to the side) or is there no room???
3. change the shims

It sure looks to me that indeed that (1-3) is what BMW intended with the follower/shim design.

Further, if your clearance is within specs, then STOP !!!
There is no need to get creative.
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Old 11-04-2011, 07:21 PM   #44
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Disclaimer: I don't owe any GS and I just found/read this out of curiosity.

First thing that comes to my mind: Why did you remove the cams?

Can't you just:
1. remove the C-Clips
2. remove the followers (to the side) or is there no room???
3. change the shims

It sure looks to me that indeed that (1-3) is what BMW intended with the follower/shim design.

Further, if your clearance is within specs, then STOP !!!
There is no need to get creative.
Random $0.02 worth:
The BMW manual says to remove the cams (if shim replacement is indicated),
I think that due to the size of the pocket in the followers you can't side them off to the side, but I have not personally tried it.

Oso did want to adjust clearances so pulled the cams. It is good to note shim replacement is rarely needed if the engine feed a diet of clean air, so no need to pull the cams in most cases - slide the gauges thru and buttton things back up!
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Old 11-04-2011, 07:37 PM   #45
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Actually looking at these pictures that are posted/provided by the Oso Blanco, there seems to be plenty of room:

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