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Valves adjusted from 6k to 60k miles?

I am looking to see how often you have found it necessary to adjust the valves between 6k and 60k miles, and were they any that were more than 1 or 2 thousandths out? Is there a point where it is not that likely they need further adjustment? Thanks!

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I am looking to see how often you have found it necessary to adjust the valves between 6k and 60k miles, and were they any that were more than 1 or 2 thousandths out? Is there a point where it is not that likely they need further adjustment? Thanks!
I had several intake valves that were slightly out of spec (tight) at my 60K inspection.

I don't think you can rely on them not changing after a certain mileage, if that's what your thinking. Are you hoping that you won't have to check them after a certain mileage? Personally, I wouldn't risk doing that, checking according to BMW's recommended intervals is probably a good idea.

I have checked mine according to the recommended sched and have never had one that was far off. IIRC none were ever too loose, always on the tight side, and were brought into spec by going to the next thinner "bucket".
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Last winter Jan. of 07 I set all I & E valves at the loose end of spec. By August of 07 and 24K later a recheck revealed 0 change. Yesterday I checked the valve spec still no change. The odometer has over 130K and My spec did not budge in over 34,000 miles.
Seems to be stable, I will check at 24K intervals, 12K intervals come to soon.

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I think on my 137,000 mile 2000 K1200LT, the valves were adjusted early on by my dealer at maybe at 6,000 or 12,000 miles. I then checked them myself at 12,000 and eventually 20,000 mile intervals and they never needed adjustment. But I think that is not the norm.
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I have 28k with no adjustments required.. still "in spec" across the board.

Now, I do not "high rev" without a load on the engine... do not do WOT just to hear it "sing".... no "throttle blipping".... etc... not that this type of activity damages the bike... just part of how I operate my bike.

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Valve Adjustment

When I had my first valve check, the technician commented that it appeared to him that I did not ride the bike hard.

I asked him how he could tell and he explained that all the valves were in spec and as long as I continued to ride conservatively, i.e., no burn-outs, wheelies, stoppies or jack-rabbit starts, I could pretty much expect the valves to remain in spec for the duration.

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I did a valve adjustment on five valves for the first time at about 125k and none were more than a thousandth out of spec. I find this simply amazing. I have owned VW's Porsches and plenty of motorcycles that would not go more than 3k without adjustment.

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I ride very conservatively. While I have no idea what services have been done, the original owner towed a trailer and I would assume he put on the most miles and I hope did the valves when suggested. I am about the fourth owner from what I can tell. The last guy had it for six months and did very little service.

It has 42k now. I intend to take it apart come spring (probably will have another 1500 miles on it by then) and change the fuel and air filters, charcoal canister (as a precaution, and don't want to remove it), check the vacuum hoses,install wiring for aux lights (not sure what yet), make or buy a mount for the Magellan Crossover to go on the Stingray or get the Copilot shelf (anyone has a used one PM me please), & change both shocks. The motor sounds good and runs really well. We will have around $10k in this at this point.

I did not want to take it apart to check the valves to find it then needed to go to the dealer anyway to adjust them. Don't need the expense and did not want to deal with the long wait to get an appointment. I never had to adjust the valves on any other bike I owned, that I can recall.

Greatly appreciate the replies. I feel a bit more confident believing it should be good for at least another 12k before I check the valves. If I last that long, I will be pleased.

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I did not want to take it apart to check the valves to find it then needed to go to the dealer anyway to adjust them. Don't need the expense and did not want to deal with the long wait to get an appointment. I
Beleive me, if you get as far as checking the valves, you are almost there. I have done it, and I am no grease monkey. All you then need to calculate is what size buckets you have in there, what you need in there and put the new ones in. Very little expense compared to what you will be spending if it all goes pear shaped.
Mind you, has anyone know of a damaged engine because their valves were not checked?

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When I talked to my Service Manager on this topic and expense at 12,000 he said do not worry about it. At 12,000 we will go over it and listen with a stethoscope and if it sounds fine go to the 18,000 and do it then.

This is why I like this Dealer because he also feels the BMW maintenance schedule is aggressive, and believes that listening, checking the fluids well when drained, visual inspection, and how I feel the bike is running a better gage of maintenance. He told me flat out he will do what he feels in his opinion needs done, and if breaks in warranty, he will fix it, period.

I would think the biggest issue, that I was not aware of until someone on this Forum posted is the LT valves wear tight.

Now a loose valve you can hear pretty well.

I am not totally sure of what symptom (s) of a tight valve would be?

What, combustion wise, would a tight valve create?

I assume that a tight valve is one that is dropping farther into the cylinder, thus getting closer to being able to strike a piston?

I want to get the first one out at the dealer, but from then on I would like to do it. As others have said 12,000 is pretty quick and I sure can live with 18-24,000 checks if it seems safe to do so.

I guess on a used bike you have to do it once to see where you are as a point of referance anyway.

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When I talked to my Service Manager on this topic and expense at 12,000 he said do not worry about it. At 12,000 we will go over it and listen with a stethoscope and if it sounds fine go to the 18,000 and do it then.

This is why I like this Dealer because he also feels the BMW maintenance schedule is aggressive, and believes that listening, checking the fluids well when drained, visual inspection, and how I feel the bike is running a better gage of maintenance. He told me flat out he will do what he feels in his opinion needs done, and if breaks in warranty, he will fix it, period.

I would think the biggest issue, that I was not aware of until someone on this Forum posted is the LT valves wear tight.

Now a loose valve you can hear pretty well.

I am not totally sure of what symptom (s) of a tight valve would be?

What, combustion wise, would a tight valve create?

I assume that a tight valve is one that is dropping farther into the cylinder, thus getting closer to being able to strike a piston?

I want to get the first one out at the dealer, but from then on I would like to do it. As others have said 12,000 is pretty quick and I sure can live with 18-24,000 checks if it seems safe to do so.

I guess on a used bike you have to do it once to see where you are as a point of referance anyway.
Tight valve clearance is only a couple thousandths, so has no bearing whatsoever on valve to piston clearance. Tight exhaust valves however, can cause premature burning of the valve/seat, which when started will cause valve work to be needed far ahead of normal, which is probably well in access of 250,000 miles if kept adjusted properly.

The reason is that all solid lifter cams are ground with "clearance ramps" which take up the normal clearance fairly slowly until all the clearance is out, then rapidly open the valve. That is to reduce both impact damage and noise. If the valves are allowed to run below normal clearance range, the valve starts to open slowly (relative) on the clearance ramp before being opened on the fast opening ramp. This slow opening causes hot exhaust gasses to blast through the tiny gap at ultransonic speed for much longer than in normal valve opening, and that starts to erode the seating surfaces. Those very tiny, microscopic size erosion pits then fairly rapidly enlarge until you have a noticeable valve leak, which progresses quickly to badly burned valves and seats requiring a valve job.

The valves and seats in the LT engine must be pretty darned robust though, becausee for the several years I have been on this site, I don't recall anyone requiring a valve job! Maybe because we usually preach "don't let your valves run tight!", and most heed the warnings.

Loose valves are not as much of a problem, but on the LT engine (or any cam over valve design) the normal pattern is for them to wear tight, not loose.

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Checked them myself at 12K and 24K, they have barely moved but still in spec.

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Thank you VERY much on that explanation.

I was assbackwards.

I understand now that it is the valve not opening enough. And because of the overhead cam on the buckets wearing on the buckets not opening the valve to it's full throw. Which how far is that in one of these? I mean how far doest the valve open into the cylinder?

I also now see how the valve seats would wear by not allowing the full fill by the valve being short, and I would think on exhaust not allow all the spent gasses out, and overheating that seat. Intake I think would be poor gas mileage, not getting proper air fuel mix, and dropping the gas out of suspension.

Also I see it would seem to depend on which valve, exhaust or intake as to how it would affect combustion.

Seems pretty complicated on a 4 valve a cylinder bike. It also confirms to me that a proper valve check will be the ONLY way to know.

Again I thank you for the education it is valued, and helps me grasp the mechanical aspects of this motorcycle.



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Tight valve clearance is only a couple thousandths, so has no bearing whatsoever on valve to piston clearance. Tight exhaust valves however, can cause premature burning of the valve/seat, which when started will cause valve work to be needed far ahead of normal, which is probably well in access of 250,000 miles if kept adjusted properly.

The reason is that all solid lifter cams are ground with "clearance ramps" which take up the normal clearance fairly slowly until all the clearance is out, then rapidly open the valve. That is to reduce both impact damage and noise. If the valves are allowed to run below normal clearance range, the valve starts to open slowly (relative) on the clearance ramp before being opened on the fast opening ramp. This slow opening causes hot exhaust gasses to blast through the tiny gap at ultransonic speed for much longer than in normal valve opening, and that starts to erode the seating surfaces. Those very tiny, microscopic size erosion pits then fairly rapidly enlarge until you have a noticeable valve leak, which progresses quickly to badly burned valves and seats requiring a valve job.

The valves and seats in the LT engine must be pretty darned robust though, becausee for the several years I have been on this site, I don't recall anyone requiring a valve job! Maybe because we usually preach "don't let your valves run tight!", and most heed the warnings.

Loose valves are not as much of a problem, but on the LT engine (or any cam over valve design) the normal pattern is for them to wear tight, not loose.

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Thank you VERY much on that explanation.

I was assbackwards.

I understand now that it is the valve not opening enough. And because of the overhead cam on the buckets wearing on the buckets not opening the valve to it's full throw. Which how far is that in one of these? I mean how far doest the valve open into the cylinder?
You still are a bit Lee. The valve seat is what wears on the LT not the bucket. As the seat wears the valve stem is now "approaching" the bucket and if close enough it will not fully seat - thus burn more valve seat away. That is why the valves wear tight rather than loose.

Think of it as the valve is not closing enough. Hope this clears it up.

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You still are a bit Lee. The valve seat is what wears on the LT not the bucket. As the seat wears the valve stem is now "approaching" the bucket and if close enough it will not fully seat - thus burn more valve seat away. That is why the valves wear tight rather than loose.

Think of it as the valve is not closing enough. Hope this clears it up.
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Still good.

Had my 99 LT checked at 50,000 miles and still good. No adjustment needed

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Had my 99 LT checked at 50,000 miles and still good. No adjustment needed
Have you owned it since new?

I ask because I wonder if in it's life it had them checked or adjusted?

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I'm the second owner, but I called the shop that sold the bike to the original owner, Bob's BMW, and they went over the service records with me. Other then fluids, filters and some of the normal wear and tear stuff, that's all that been done to the bike.

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That is great and encouraging news for sure.

Good for you.

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Took my 2000 in for service back in July of 05 shortly after purchase. Had 58,000 on him. Two owners prior to me, kept all receipts etc.

Was introduced to the upcoming CCR then and didn't have anytime to get familiar with repairs on the bike, so I took it to my local (Long Beach BMW Moto Dealer), had them go through head to toe. Valdi was the Master Mechanic at that time, great guy, walked and talked me through much to get familiar.

According to receipts, Malcom Smith Motorsports in Riverside,Ca. supposedly checked valve clearances 6 months earlier, said everything was fine.

Valdie said... Well, lets not say what he said, but rather showed me just how far out of spec they were.

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Once the adjustments were made, WOW, what a difference.

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Re: Valves adjusted from 6k to 60k miles?

I've got 42k miles on mine since I bought her new in 2002 and have always had mine checked at 12k intervals. The've never been off spec.
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36k with no bucket changes needed.

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Re: Valves adjusted from 6k to 60k miles?

The replies to this post beg the question: Is it more likely that the costs of recommended valve checks might on average exceed the cost of an eventual valve job? Most posters seem to have never seen a valve out of adjustment on their LT after the first 6000 mile check.

I know this is heresy, but with oil changes and absolutely necessary repairs , I have never paid a dealer or mechanic for recommended trips to the shop on cars or bikes. I do not pay a huge amount of money when my car reaches 36,000 miles for a routine that includes crap like "lubricate door hinges" and other fluff. This does not impact warranty coverage and I usually replace my cars after 150000 miles. Of course, if I have tire wear I do alignment, all fluids are changed at my liberal intervals and if it breaks, I fix it.

In my opinion, much "routine maintenance" is getting taken for a ride, and not the good kind.. I admit, I am not an expert, but I sure do have a lot of miles on my LT!
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Recently had a tech session up here and replaced 2 intake and one exhaust. All one size tight. 2003 LT 23,500 miles.
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Re: Valves adjusted from 6k to 60k miles?

Mine didn't need anything till 48K then it needed only one bucket swapped on #1 Exhaust valve.

Tight valves can also cause poor starting due to decreased vacuum/ compression.

Just check them every 12K and around 50 or so you'll probably need some kind of adjustment.

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First shims I ever paid for were for the 02 KLT at the 120k mile service, those shims sure are expensive!!

Mechanics didn't seem to worry about it much. But, when you need it, get it, made a huge difference on my bike in the running dept, but I knew it was going out a bit when I took it in, just by the way it was running.
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Re: Valves adjusted from 6k to 60k miles?

I just checked mine a while back in a Easton PA Tech Session. Big shout out for that session and great people.

14,000 I have 3 exhaust on the .010 which is the tight end of the limit, and 2 intakes at .060 so I will check again around 24-28,000 and see if they got any tighter.

If those had not been that close I probably would not have checked again until 36,000.

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Re: Valves adjusted from 6k to 60k miles?

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I just checked mine a while back in a Easton PA Tech Session. Big shout out for that session and great people.

14,000 I have 3 exhaust on the .010 which is the tight end of the limit, and 2 intakes at .060 so I will check again around 24-28,000 and see if they got any tighter.

If those had not been that close I probably would not have checked again until 36,000.
I'm with Lee on the great people at the Easton Tech Session - I did my valves there too. I only had one intake at the lower limit, rest of them were middle of the range at 48K.

I'll be needing to do my 60K in August after I get back from Alaska, am thinking that I will be pulling at least one cam at that time.

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