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  • Need help with bolt lengths for valve cover spacer

    Spacer between head and valve cover (1600)...are the bolts different lengths? I know the valve cover bolts are different lengths and have the manual. However it doesn't show specific lengths for the spacer bolts. Working on a bike that the PO tried to adjust valves and ended up having the valve cover and spacer on/off several times. When I put it back together the way it came off I had a too-long of a bolt in the spacer that actually touched the intake manifold. So I looked at the manual and didn't see anything regarding specific length or differences in length regarding the 6 spacer bolts. Any input?

    Got the bolts soaking in carb cleaner to get the dried off loc tute off the threads. I know I can just play a guessing game to get different lengths spacer bolts in BUT.... The PO had both heads/valve covers/spacers off and I am not sure he paid real close attention to where the bolts went back lol. I have 6 spacer bolts and I think they are 4 different lengths to deal with. Just want to make sure I don't have to worry about tearing down the other valve cover and spacer as well.
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  • #2
    I think there are only 4 bolts in the spacer, I will have to look at my manual when I get home tonight. Seams like it had all the bolts listed. But I'm sure somebody on here knows by heart.
    It's not that life is so short, it's just that you're dead for so long.---unknown.

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    • #3
      Found it.... Apparently needs 6 bolts and are all 6mm x 40mm length. PO didn't keep track of these bolts when ripping into it!
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      • #4
        oh, good, I was looking and see there are 6 bolts, but I thought they might be the 25mm. You will know pretty quick it the 40mm are correct
        It's not that life is so short, it's just that you're dead for so long.---unknown.

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        • #5
          The book I have at home seams t be a little more detailed.
          It's not that life is so short, it's just that you're dead for so long.---unknown.

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          • #6
            Got it figured out but now I'm gonna pull the other valve cover and spacer and pull bolts... Clean all bolts and then reassemble correctly. Buying other people's sure is fun
            LET'S RIDE

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            • #7
              Pulled both valve covers and spacers.... Bolts not in right spots.... Glad I took it all apart.... Cleaning bolt threads now then back together...
              LET'S RIDE

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              • DEEPHATE
                DEEPHATE commented
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                Good on you for checking it out. Now you should probably sell me that white bike because you're running out of room over there.

            • #8
              Gotta love a good deal on someone else's bright ideas

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              • #9
                Originally posted by MrG View Post
                Gotta love a good deal on someone else's bright ideas
                Indeed. This guy tried to do some work and it just didn't click.... His front brake had some wrong weird fluid that crystallized after a couple months... And the valve adjustment turned into a rabbit hole for him.. Ended up ordering spare heads because he thought he damaged the other ones. And bolts all in wrong holes... And leak from torn gasket (damn valve cover spacer gasket he used was paper not OEM thin metal one)...

                I think I got it all figured out.. Will take bolts out of carb cleaner bucket tomorrow and measure and see if I have the bolts I'm supposed to!
                LET'S RIDE

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                • #10
                  Deephate....cant sell white bike probably couldn't get but $4k-5k on a Good day... And what the hell would I replace it with?
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                  • #11
                    Hey Scott. Just checked my book at home and the spacer bolts appear to be 6 at 35mm each in length.
                    It's not that life is so short, it's just that you're dead for so long.---unknown.

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                    • #12
                      Originally posted by MikeyC View Post
                      Hey Scott. Just checked my book at home and the spacer bolts appear to be 6 at 35mm each in length.
                      The parts number shows 6mm x 40mm..but I looked up a 2000 model... Maybe different years use slightly different lengths?
                      LET'S RIDE

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                      • MikeyC
                        MikeyC commented
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                        That could be. Because the on line thing that i look at showed them as 25mm. Makes you wonder which one to believe. The cover bolts are well documented so the 6 that are left over would be the spacer bolts

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