Maintenance - Minor Service

5. Check and adjust the valve clearances

This operation is described in two sub-sections since while checking the clearances is within the scope of any owner, adjusting them is a different matter. Owners are advised to read the instructions to get some idea of what is involved and to then decide whether to attempt all or part of the work themselves, or whether to take the machine to a dealer.

Note that while the clearances should be checked carefully at the interval, this system of valve clearance adjustment does not usually require resetting until a much greater mileage has been covered.