DIY Valve Adjustment - Special Tools? - Honda Motorcycles - FireBlades.org
Honda FireBlade Discussion of the Honda CBR 900RR, Honda CBR 929RR, Honda CBR 954RR, and Honda CBR 1000RR Motorcycles.

User Tag List

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 6 Old 03-05-2009, 11:13 AM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: 03-05-2009
Posts: 2
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Reputation Power: 0
 
DIY Valve Adjustment - Special Tools?

I was looking at my shop manual about doing this myself (to save $350), and it says I need a "cam chain tensioner tool". Is this accurate? Can I use something else to accomplish the job? WHY do I need to use one for the adjustment?

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks.
KillerPunkin is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 6 Old 03-05-2009, 11:38 AM
Global Moderator
 
bladeracer's Avatar
 
Join Date: 11-14-2003
Location: Perth, WestOz
Age: 53
Posts: 32,034
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 8 Post(s)
Reputation Power: 230
                     
Re: DIY Valve Adjustment - Special Tools?

You have to remove the cams to adjust valve clearances.
Removing the cams means you'll need to compress the tensioner to reinstall it afterwards.
You can grind a flat-bladed screwdriver down so it fits in the hole.

"I won't forget that ride for a while. Maybe you're right. Living fast might be worth the final crash. Maybe that's the secret you fliers know." - Flight of the Intruder
bladeracer is offline  
post #3 of 6 Old 03-05-2009, 12:26 PM
 
Join Date: 12-09-2008
Location: San Diego
Age: 61
Posts: 287
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Reputation Power: 11
 
Re: DIY Valve Adjustment - Special Tools?

And don't forget your triple-jointed thumbs and index fingers! That hole in the '03 blade is pretty hard to reach - be sure to use a small enough "tensioner" (the flat headed screwdriver is great!) to reach inside the hole of the tensioner (the bolt/nut is yet another interesting thing to deal with).
muddysteel is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 6 Old 04-08-2009, 2:21 AM
 
Join Date: 03-08-2006
Location: Courtenay, BC, Canada
Posts: 75
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Reputation Power: 14
 
Re: DIY Valve Adjustment - Special Tools?

The tensioner tool is really easy to make out of a piece of 1mm thick metal.
I found the piece at Home depot for $1.59 canadian, thats free in US dollars....
you need to release the tension on the cams so your measurement is accurate. You have to measure to determine what new shims you will
put in.
Trendkiller is offline  
post #5 of 6 Old 04-08-2009, 2:59 AM
 
Join Date: 09-07-2007
Location: A Canadian now back in Canada.
Age: 67
Posts: 1,787
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6 Post(s)
Reputation Power: 26
                 
Re: DIY Valve Adjustment - Special Tools?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Trendkiller View Post
I found the piece at Home depot for $1.59 canadian, thats free in US dollars....


Indeed! Rep for you!
ghbzorro is offline  
post #6 of 6 Old 04-08-2009, 5:28 PM
 
Join Date: 02-02-2008
Location: Finland
Posts: 43
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Reputation Power: 0
 
Re: DIY Valve Adjustment - Special Tools?

I was changing my cam chain tensioner when I check and adjust the valve clearanses. New cam chain tensioner was delivered with tensioner stopper. Stopper was just metal plate what was cut to T-shaped form. It was wery handy when I remove cams from my bike. One valve was over the tolerance in 10 000 miles driven RR8. I adjust all the valves to the middle of tolerance.
Zuhnu99 is offline  
Reply

  Lower Navigation
Go Back   Honda Motorcycles - FireBlades.org > Honda Motorcycle Models > Honda FireBlade

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Honda Motorcycles - FireBlades.org forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
A valid e-mail address is REQUIRED. You will not have access to any site features until you activate your account using the activation e-mail that is sent to this address.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Valve adjustment -Do it yourself ,or pay ? Renegade929 Honda FireBlade 64 08-21-2009 7:41 PM
Special Tools needed for fork work? mharrison Honda RC51 0 04-07-2008 4:56 PM
Valve adjustment when do I need to do it 929 joeysack Honda FireBlade 4 09-28-2006 6:04 PM
Special tools needed for Valve Clearance check/adjust? chkaotic Honda FireBlade 7 02-20-2006 12:59 PM
Valve Adjustment Help. Repsol_69 Off-Topic 1 02-29-2004 8:30 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome