You got a ex-ray machine!On the new generation Wing (2018 - on) the new "uni-cam 4 valve head" employs roller rockers with screw adjusters on the exhaust valves and cam followers on the intake valves. This new head design means the valves will need to be checked more often, and typically I think you'll find the exhaust valves go out of spec much sooner than they did on the older generation Wing that used a shim under bucket design on both intake and exhaust.
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OK, I just did mine and will tell you if you have as ABS bike the right bank (1, 3, 5) will be a challenge, if you release the cam chain tension, and do the procedure as Honda specifies in the service manual. I took some photos and found a method of re-inserting the bolt in the cam chain de-tensioner that you might want to take a look at..... Valve clearance check - 2008 ABSI'm glad you posted this question. I'm only at 45K+ on my new to me 2002 but the owner's manual says it's passed the mileage for it's first valve clearance check, and since it's 20 years old I've been considering doing it. I've been wondering if I really even needed to check the valves, it doesn't look like that difficult of a job after watching Fred's videos.
Could have done the same if my bike didn't have ABS. There was so little space to work...without the Honda tool (or something similar) I do believe the task would have been almost impossible.When I did mine, I used a small straight screwdriver to loosen the cam tensioner and a pair of locking players to keep the tension.
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