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Is it fairly easy to install the rhc valves?

Theres a local mechanic whos very good with bikes esp suzukis, just wondered if he would be able to install them or would i need to send them to a specialist in head work?

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Depends on the condition of your valve seats. Would be a good idea if the seats are in decent shape to put some lapping compound on your OLD VALVES and have the seats lapped. If the seats are bad, then get them cut. Once done, any mechanic with the right valve spring compressor can do it, super easy.

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Lapping is ok to do, provided you use your OLD Valves to do it. Lapping with new ones will wear away the special coating.

The idea is to freshen the seats only.

Got it, thanks. That is why I sent mine away....

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Personally I would have the seats lightly cut, if your local man is any good he will have the valve seat cutters.

But do not lap them in, and I would not use the old valves to lap the seats either, unless the old valves are 100% good.

Neil. :applause::lol: :lol:

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Ok thanks guys. Il mention them both to the mechanic when my valves arrive. But if he does use lapping compound he uses the old valves

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if you use the old valves for lapping the seats, might it not be a good idea to recut the old valves first? Most old valves I've seen have a pounded in or concave face, any engine shop could recut the 45 on the old valve so you could use them as your lapping tool. I think if I was putting in $200 worth of rhc valves I'd have the seats professionally done, Eddie doesn't charge that much if yu can afford a little down time or you may have a decent shop in your area...

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personally,lapping compound is for briggs and stratton.

the seats really need to be cut.at least the 45 touched up.

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exactly, you've come this far don't turn it into a lawn mower, love Eddies short answers, right to the point

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