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Zl1000 valve adjustment

ajdre Feb 28, 2013

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    Does anyone out there know what the valve adjustment procedure is for the 1987 zL1000?
     
  2. zl_havoc

    zl_havoc Well-Known Member

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    There is a download section with all the manuals for all our bikes. Just scroll down on the main page to download section, pick the right manual and you should be able to find what you need.:thumbsup:
     
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    ajdre Member

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    Thank you!
     
  4. Jarney

    Jarney Strip Warrior Staff Member Administrator Super Moderator Supporting Member

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  5. ajdre

    ajdre Member

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    Does anyone know what the actual valve clearances with feeler gauge for the 1987 zL1000?
    Thank you,
     
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    Valve Clearance Intake .13-.18
    Valve Clearance Exhaust .18-.23

    Go through them, then go back and go through them again. You'll notice differences from first go around.

    Took 3 hours for me...but that's just me. The thread Jarney offered is INVALUABLE!
     
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    is it in inc or mm..
     
  8. 87kawzl

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    Check the manual, usually it's .0xx if inches.
     
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    On the small 4's this measurement is in Metric mm's and is the 0.13/0.18 Inlet/Exhaust respectively are the tightest/ smallest gaps allowed equalling 5.1 thou'/7.08 Imperial Thou'@ respectively. The engine has to be stone cold the books recommend leaving the engine to cool overnight. https://www.convertunits.com/from/mm/to/thou
     

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