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Suzuki GSX-R 1000 Service Manual: Valve seat repair

Suzuki GSX-R. Valve seat repair


  1. Intake valve
  2. Exhaust valve

Suzuki GSX-R. Valve seat repair


Caution

  •  the valve seat contact area must be inspected after each cut.
  •  Do not use lapping compound after the final cut is made. The finished valve seat should have a velvety smooth finish but not a highly polished or shiny finish. This will provide a soft surface for the final seating of the valve which will occur during the first few seconds of engine operation.
  •  The titanium valves are coated with an oxidized membrane treatment to resist wear but the membrane tend to removed if lapped after valve seat servicing.

 

Note

after servicing the valve seats, be sure to check the valve clearance after the cylinder head has been reinstalled. Refer to valve clearance inspection and adjustment in section 0b .

Valve guide replacement
Remove the cylinder head. Refer to engine top side disassembly .  Remove the valves. Refer to cylinder head disassembly and assembly .  Using the valve guide remover, drive the va ...

Engine bottom side disassembly
Note the crankcase must be separated to service the crankshaft and conrod. Remove the engine assembly from the frame. Refer to engine assembly removal .  Remove the e ...

Other materials:

Radiator cap inspection
Inspect the radiator cap in the following procedures:  remove the radiator cap. Refer to cooling circuit inspection .  Attach the radiator cap (1) to the radiator tester (2) as shown. Slowly apply pressure to the radiator cap. If the radiator cap does not hold the pre ...

Know your limits
Always ride within the boundaries of your own skills. Knowing these limits and staying within them will help you avoid accidents. A major cause of accidents involving only a motorcycle (and no cars) is going too fast through a turn. Before entering a turn, select an appropriately low corne ...

Be extra safety-conscious on bad weather days
Riding on bad weather days, especially wet ones, requires extra caution. Braking distances increase on a rainy day. Stay off the painted surface marks, manhole covers, and greasy-appearing areas, as they can be especially slippery. Use extra caution at railway crossings and on metal grating ...

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