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My zx10r is at about 30k miles and I want to check/adjust the valves(last check was at 17-18k by previous owner). I changed the spark plugs on the zx10r when I first got it and that was a huge pita(as I'm sure you know) and took way longer than I had planned. I'm wanting to know if anyone can give me an idea of what major things have to be done(remove this, un bolt this, loosen this, etc) and about how long it might take for someone with a decent amount of experience working on bikes in general, but first time doing this on the zx. I have the manual, but its pretty vague about this procedure.

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its easy once you take out the radiator and brackets etc ,lots of room
 

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It's not that bad of a job, don't need to pull a radiator or anything like that. Checking the valves could be done in less than 2 hrs Just make sure to grab a pen and paper and write all the clearances down just like in that video up top.
 

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It's not that bad of a job, don't need to pull a radiator or anything like that. Checking the valves could be done in less than 2 hrs Just make sure to grab a pen and paper and write all the clearances down just like in that video up top.
Less than two hours? I think you need to stop by the day I decide to do mine then.
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After you've tore the bike down a couple times, getting to the valve cover will be a piece of cake haha, I can get to the valve cover on the gen 2 in about an hour too. I absolutely hate dealing with those rubber boots for the air ram ducts though.
 

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After you've tore the bike down a couple times, getting to the valve cover will be a piece of cake haha, I can get to the valve cover on the gen 2 in about an hour too. I absolutely hate dealing with those rubber boots for the air ram ducts though.
On a gen2 you don't need to remove the ram air boots to get the valve cover out. Takes like 20mins, pull right mid fairing out, engine mount and you're there.
 

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On a gen2 you don't need to remove the ram air boots to get the valve cover out. Takes like 20mins, pull right mid fairing out, engine mount and you're there.
Welp, they say ya learn something new everyday.
Thanks for the tip, I should be able to cut down time putting it back together next time using that tip!:thumbsup:
 
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