Bike is rapidly approaching 7,500 miles, and valve adjustment needs to be done. There are a lot of threads on the forum showing valve adjustment and various tools used. Just to quite down my first time valve adjustment anxiety, I would appreciate some feedback on the below:
I believe I have the majority of the tools necessary, with exception of ratcheting and offset wrenches, as well as 4mm square tool.
A) I will use #2 square head screw(s) mounted on some square stock instead of $30 Suzuki tool.
B) ratcheting metric wrenches set - removed. See on P.S.
C) PITTSBURGH - 8 Pc Metric Offset Box Wrench Set - 12-point box end with 60į offset (https://www.harborfreight.com/hand-t...set-32042.html
Just in case if I forgot anything, here is the list of tools that I've prepared for valve adjustment job:
1) Feeler gauge set
2) 17 MM socket
3) A couple of socket wrenches and number of metric sockets (8mm and 10mm)
4) Socket wrench extension in various sizes for both 1/4 and 3/8 sockets.
5) A set of metric allen wrenches
4) Spark plug tool (thin walled, deep socket)
5) Long nose pliers (will get a set of needle nose if needed)
6) Shop rags
7) A case of beer
[IMG class=inlineimg]https://www.volusiariders.com/images/smilies/icon_cool.gif[/IMG] A punching bag (for when the beer runs out)
P.S. removed the ratcheting wrenches: they are way too bulky for the job. Would probably be ok to get a slimmer ratcheting wrench, but I don’t think it is that necessary.