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Concours 1400 (C14) FAQ => C-14, aka Concours-14 GTR 1400 => Engine and Controls (Fuel, Ignition, Exhaust, Sensors and the like) => Topic started by: Mad River Marc on August 19, 2011, 10:19:11 am

Title: Valve Adjust spreadsheet (Found on net but awesome)
Post by: Mad River Marc on August 19, 2011, 10:19:11 am
Was surfing around and came across this VERY detailed spreadsheet for mapping the valves on a C-14.  Has a tab that lists all the shim sizes and a tab for MM and a tab for Inches

I cannot take credit for this as it was created by Kory on the ZZR forums....
Title: Re: Valve Adjust spreadsheet (Found on net but awesome)
Post by: Sofa King on August 19, 2011, 12:03:10 pm
NICE!  Thanks for posting!
Title: Re: Valve Adjust spreadsheet (Found on net but awesome)
Post by: SonnyC on August 20, 2011, 12:32:14 am
Gratis!  I saved it and will definitely use when it is time to the the valve inspection/adjustment.

SonnyC
Title: Re: Valve Adjust spreadsheet (Found on net but awesome)
Post by: Texas Concours14 on August 20, 2011, 01:08:21 pm
Thanks for posting this file.  I have seen postings of handwritten shim notes that looked very intimidating.  This spreadsheet will be helpful when time comes for me to adjust the valves.
Title: Re: Valve Adjust spreadsheet (Found on net but awesome)
Post by: McJunkie on August 21, 2011, 07:43:20 am
Damn. That looks amazingly like the one I did. Someone added the shim sizes to it. I also added a second page for the specs after re-shimming for comparison.
Title: Re: Valve Adjust spreadsheet (Found on net but awesome)
Post by: klb1122 on August 21, 2011, 08:40:17 pm
Holy smokes, that's my spreadsheet!   :o   8)

Your search must have lead you to the zzrbikes.com site.   ;)

I hope people get some use out of it.  I created it to do my valves, then I did my dad's C14 with it as well.  I'm about due for a second check on mine, hopefully no adjustments will be necessary this time.  I'm pretty sure I adjusted every single shim on mine and dad's the first time through.

I made it a while ago, probably looked at several others before I created it.  Then I made one personalized for me.
Title: Re: Valve Adjust spreadsheet (Found on net but awesome)
Post by: jonathan on August 22, 2011, 09:02:01 am
That is an amazing peice of work! Thanks.
Title: Re: Valve Adjust spreadsheet (Found on net but awesome)
Post by: Mad River Marc on August 22, 2011, 09:51:15 am
KLB you are correct, I came across it on the ZZR forum and it was just too detailed to not share with the rest of Cogdom :)   In the spring I will prob be tackeling my valves and will use this.

Hoping that I don't grenade my motor LOL
Title: Re: Valve Adjust spreadsheet (Found on net but awesome)
Post by: Rhino on August 22, 2011, 10:33:00 am
Awesome! This is another tool that will make me more likely that I will do the valve adjustment myself when it is due.
Title: Re: Valve Adjust spreadsheet (Found on net but awesome)
Post by: jonathan on August 22, 2011, 11:58:18 am
I had some spare time, so I have updated it so that you now only need to enter 2 values. The Existing Shim Size, which is now selected from a drop-down box, and the Measured Clearance. Everything else is calculated for you. Hopefully this will make it easier to use and help to eliminate errors.
Title: Re: Valve Adjust spreadsheet (Found on net but awesome)
Post by: klb1122 on August 22, 2011, 12:37:21 pm
I had some spare time, so I have updated it so that you now only need to enter 2 values. The Existing Shim Size, which is now selected from a drop-down box, and the Measured Clearance. Everything else is calculated for you. Hopefully this will make it easier to use and help to eliminate errors.

Nicely done, Jonathan!

I didn't share it with the masses because I didn't want anyone blaming me for exploding engines. 

Now we can all blame Jonathan.   ;D
Title: Re: Valve Adjust spreadsheet (Found on net but awesome)
Post by: Mad River Marc on August 22, 2011, 12:52:14 pm
Wonder if we can get one of the forum admins to sticky this!