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post #11 of 18 (permalink) Old 03-21-2012, 04:14 PM Thread Starter
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The owners manual specifiys the interval (7500 mi).
Better to do it it nad not have to than drop a valve or burn one.

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Hi Guys,

I just did the valves on my 2008 C50T this weekend and it was a pain in the butt! Which raised two questions:

1 - What tool do you use to remove the 8mm bolt on the left side of the front cylinder exhaust valve cover?
2 - and what do you use to remove the 10mm nut on the rear cylinder intake valve cover?

I went to Canadian Tire and UAP NAPA stores to find a tool, but they had nothing that would fit.

There's not a lot of room to work with! I ended up using a socket held by a vise-grip, but it's not practical and I don't like the fact that it damages sockets.

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James P I have to thank you for your informative post. I started to do my valve adjustment, got as far as tank off and chrome covers off and looked at was left to come off and decided against the job. One reason is I have the 2006 c50t raised up on a bike lift, but arthritis in my back gets pretty sore bending over that long.
I have 7,500 miles on it and the valves were done at the 600 mile check up. Im told it is something that must be done. How critical is this. If need be Ill have to go to the dealer. Is there a standard charge for this and if so, what might that be? Thanks again, I really could have used all your experience. Ron
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James P I have to thank you for your informative post. I started to do my valve adjustment, got as far as tank off and chrome covers off and looked at was left to come off and decided against the job. One reason is I have the 2006 c50t raised up on a bike lift, but arthritis in my back gets pretty sore bending over that long.
I have 7,500 miles on it and the valves were done at the 600 mile check up. Im told it is something that must be done. How critical is this. If need be Ill have to go to the dealer. Is there a standard charge for this and if so, what might that be? Thanks again, I really could have used all your experience. Ron
The 7500 mile valve check is critical. I'd shop this job to the dealer and other shops in your area. When asking, use the terms valve adjustment check. The price may differ from $200 to $500. Ask what exactly they intend to do and can you watch? As you can see in the OP sticky, there is not much to the adjustment, it's all the labor that's required to get to the valve tappets and does require a special tool set at times. Good luck.

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As the intake valves are coming up (closing) the cylinder is approaching Top Dead Center.
Huh? This engine ain't gonna run if the intake valve is open when the piston is on its way up. Does he mean as the exhaust valve is closing?

I lost my job at the bank the other day. A lady came to my window and asked me to check her balance so I pushed her down.
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