just did mine. thanks for all the advice
I just did mine and your guide has really make things clearer and easier for me. I took picture along the way so I can refer back if I missed out anything. When putting back the cam cap, I did it differently from the manual and your guide.Still around - glad to see people are using the guide. I still have my Z750R! hehe
In August the wife and I went on our bikes Pittsburgh to Spearfish, SD at the tail end of Sturgis for a family vacation - her grandmother lives there. The Z was totally awesome - except for the seat! I'll need to check my valves again very soon.
I am not sure why some of the pictures say they were moved, as I did not shift anything on Photobucket.
You are quite welcome. Glad to see it is still being found useful!Thank you falcn for the post. I just did mine. It took a while for me but I got it done. #4 EX were too tight so I gave the spec gap on them. Now I hear some ticking noise but I read that happens often. One of the valves had spec gap before I took the cam off but it reduced the gap when I put the cam back on so I ended up replacing that shim. I checked them 3 times(means I took the cams off 3 times and put them back on 3 times) just to make sure all the gaps are within spec. I have not had a chance to ride the bike though. Either way, thank you so much for everything. I couldn't have done it without this post.
Hi falcn, I just wanted to let you know that my Z runs much better after the valve adjustment...it's way faster and pulls harder. I bought this new in 05 and was expecting a fast bike and took time to break-in but the bike never made me feel "Whoa!" and I was kind of disappointed. When I checked valve clearance at little over 16000 mi, they were all on tighter side. Almost all of them were pretty tight so I kinda had a hope that it might make the bike run better. I took the bike out today and it's like a new/different bike. It pulls really hard in each gears and revs smoother than before. Now I can relate to all the reviews I read 10 years ago lol. I could not get over how hard it pulls now. Before I would feel some flat spot and it would not be pulling after certain point. I'm just amazed. It's really cool to be able to work on and ride it to see/feel the difference. I learned so much and understand how things work better than before. Thank you so much.
David,Thank you so much for this, still keeping the old 2003 Z1000 going and this guide along with the manual made first time doing a valve clearance go smooth as can be!