Joined: Sep 2007
I Ride: 1990 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-11C
the manual I have is saying spec is between .13mm to .18mm. I had all my original paperwork with the size of the shims for each cylinder that I had to change to when I did my first valve clearance check, and adjust. When I checked them recently my feeler gauge was allowing a tolerance of up to .18mm on most valves. Going up to the next range that started at .19mm was very had to get to slide between the cam, and shim along with some I could not even begin to. So, I believe my valves are good for now I will have to recheck after I get it running good first. I did have it running good at one point enough to take it on a ride, but that was short lived. At this point I think I am going to do a complete carb tear down again, along with a rebuild being orings, float valve, good cleaning again also. Maybe even a ultrasonic if I can find a shop nearby that can do it in house maybe. Thanks for all the insight so far. I hope to stick with this issue, conquer it, and learn something for the future which is always a goal on any of my vehicles except my 2016 Silverado which the dealer can take care of for now. Hope to report back with progress soon!
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