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Offline Ratt

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Valve check n owners manual
« on: October 07, 2021, 14:43:48 »
Hello all have a 1000 Strom Al8 designated X not XT, coming up to valve check time.
               Is there any great issue with this? Ie special tools etc ? Can you buy a pack of shims prior to commencement.
Where do I get a workshop manual preferably genuine Suzuki without paying the Earth.
           Help advice appreciated

              Thanks Regards Ratt

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Re: Valve check n owners manual
« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2021, 15:56:36 »
Have you looked at v-strom.co.uk/downloads.htm
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Re: Valve check n owners manual
« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2021, 16:35:24 »
 Easy enought job if you're mechanically minded. No special tools needed ( thou a long 3mm allen key helps with the front airbox boot). I'd not buy any shims cause you don't know the size till you remove them. I never got a manual, watched a few YouTube vids and got on with it but it would help I guess and always good to have.

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Re: Valve check n owners manual
« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2021, 11:52:56 »
Thanks for replies will have a go

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Re: Valve check n owners manual
« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2021, 15:26:44 »
Torque wrench.
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Patience.
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Re: Valve check n owners manual
« Reply #5 on: October 13, 2021, 15:42:07 »
It can be a real pig to do the front cylinder if the radiator does not move forward enough. Done it twice now and decided on the second one to remove the radiator - so much easier to work on
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