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Re: Hard to start. Stalling at lights
« Reply #10 on: November 01, 2018, 09:42:09 AM »
Don't recall another such instance on here. As suggested above such an issue is usually related to incorrect clearance adjustment or not being done at all.

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Re: Hard to start. Stalling at lights
« Reply #11 on: November 01, 2018, 10:43:29 PM »
Valve clearances all within speck when they did compression check. Talked to corporate and my dealer. Seems I’m not the only one with this issue. Hopefully good will will prevail.
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Re: Hard to start. Stalling at lights
« Reply #12 on: November 02, 2018, 12:15:38 PM »
*Originally Posted by anaheimtex [+]
Valve clearances all within speck when they did compression check.

I am curious about this. Is the implication that the shop checked the valve clearances by only checking compression or something else ?

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Re: Hard to start. Stalling at lights
« Reply #13 on: November 02, 2018, 12:18:26 PM »
*Originally Posted by Griff [+]
I am curious about this. Is the implication that the shop checked the valve clearances by only checking compression or something else ?
Yes, it just doesn't ring true. There is no way you can check the valve clearance with a compression check.  :033: You can check compression with a compression check  :008: The inference being that the valve seat, valve stem seal or piston rings are shot if there is a lack of compression.
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Re: Hard to start. Stalling at lights
« Reply #14 on: November 02, 2018, 03:16:23 PM »
*Originally Posted by XCaTel [+]
Yes, it just doesn't ring true. There is no way you can check the valve clearance with a compression check.  :033: You can check compression with a compression check  :008: The inference being that the valve seat, valve stem seal or piston rings are shot if there is a lack of compression.
:0461: If this is the same shop that did the 20k service, then I would be doubtful too. The only other valve issue that I have heard of in relation to these bikes is the head coming off a valve due to soft valve guides installed in the first production run of the TEX in 2012 / 13.
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Re: Hard to start. Stalling at lights
« Reply #15 on: November 02, 2018, 05:21:51 PM »
Agree with everything posted. The valve clearance was checked prior to compression check to rule out. Either way it has been 12500 mile since checked adjusted. Tough to prove either way. Over a barrel no
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Re: Hard to start. Stalling at lights
« Reply #16 on: November 03, 2018, 05:37:12 PM »
*Originally Posted by anaheimtex [+]
The valve clearance was checked prior to compression check to rule out. Either way it has been 12500 mile since checked adjusted. T
So, with 24K miles on the clock, the valve adjustment was done at 12k miles instead of the at 20k miles as per the maintenance schedule? Was the valve timing done at 12k miles also?
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Re: Hard to start. Stalling at lights
« Reply #17 on: November 03, 2018, 05:57:43 PM »
First one done at 10k per triumph. Checked again at 20k but all in speck.
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Re: Hard to start. Stalling at lights
« Reply #18 on: November 04, 2018, 05:48:17 PM »
*Originally Posted by anaheimtex [+]
First one done at 10k per triumph. Checked again at 20k but all in speck.
So it was actually 4k miles from the last valve check?
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Re: Hard to start. Stalling at lights
« Reply #19 on: November 06, 2018, 03:40:05 AM »
My valves have never needed adjustment. Even the first one.   I had them check them before a long trip when The Whole 20k or 10k service discussion. All fine. Not noisy not tight. Best case I pay nothing for repairs. Worst I do. Test rode a ktm 1290 r. Really nice bikes.
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