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    BLACK MAGIC HEADERS hydrojunkie's Avatar
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    new york

    valve train upgrade.

    is it hard to do a valve train upgrade . i want to get the ecu and the rude charger but hesitant to do the valve train my self.

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    Site Admin Green Hulk's Avatar
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    Morgan City, LA
    It's actually very easy. Be sure and cover any openings in the head with a rag just in case you drop a keeper

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    Will work on YOUR ski for FREE! GeoRXT's Avatar
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    Miami, FL
    Trust me if I did it YOU CAN DO IT!

    And please do what Jerry says and cover those holes.....I dropped a pin in there!

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    i havent even owned 4 strokes for a year yet and i have done 3 already its cake with the RIGHT TOOLS bro.! good luck & use the grease and LONG & SMALL /SKINNY needle nose piliers when INSTALLING keepers NOT OIL they stick better to the shaft but oil everything else on install. PERIOD!!!!!!!!!!! then oil her down all over before u put the LID on her ands its OVER ROVER!
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    Moderator The Bandit's Avatar
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    I was nervous before I did it. The Riva tool works awesome, and it was a piece of cake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeoRXT View Post
    Trust me if I did it YOU CAN DO IT!

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    Fort Myers
    One problem I did have is that the retainer would sometimes stick when compressing the spring and thus open the valve - if that happens lossen the tension and take a screwdriver or something similar and jar the retainer a bit - then the valve would compress normally and let you remover the retainer (get a nice small thin magnet extension tool). A nice long curves needle nose pliers or forceps works good at replacing the little retainers. Couple of hours - a couple of beers.

    Good luck.


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    Hydrotoys's Avatar
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    Mesa, AZ
    how does it work?

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    Keeper Installer

    You put the keepers in the tool and put it on top of the valve, then you just press down and it installs the keepers

    i can put a 4 valve 4 cyl sportbike head together with this in about 10-15 minutes

    without it takes about an hour

    well worth the money if you do lots of heads

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