Valve Adjustment and Frozen Valve Cover bolt

Discussion in 'Motorbike Technical Discussion' started by Mastermech, Mar 3, 2004.

  1. Mastermech

    Mastermech Guest

    Doing the valve adjustment on my 99 Katana 600. Figures the last valve cover
    bolt (Allen 6mm) is tight as hell and I fear I might round it out if I keep
    going. It is of course the most difficult one to get at and will require
    engine removal should I strip or break it. Anyway any ideas as to how to
    proceed to loosen this one.

    Also any ideas on getting a little more low end power from this bike without
    breaking the bank, keeping in mind that I do daily highway miles.

    Mastermech, Mar 3, 2004
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    Geribaldy Guest

    Use a socketed allen key on an impact driver to shock it loose. I've had great success with this at
    Geribaldy, Mar 3, 2004
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  3. Mastermech

    Mastermech Guest

    Unfortunately I cannot access it with an impact, although I plan on trying
    the hammer shock method
    Mastermech, Mar 3, 2004
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