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Have any of you folks ever used the APE brand valves from Big Bore Thumpers? They are stainless valves and you can get valves, springs, and retainers for $200. Seems really cheap compared to kibble white or OEM. I know the company has a really good reputation though. Any thoughts?

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great valves. no issue with them. I would seriously consider the ready to run head.

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Yeah I looked into it, but my head is in good shape. Just gonna do valves as a preventive maintenance kind of thing.:lol:

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Ape, when I buy your valves, do I have to have my old seats cut? Or can I just lap the new ones in???

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That depends on the condition the seats are in. Most likl;y you will have to have them remachined.

When the oem Ti valve starts to fail and gets a groove in the 45, it will deform the seat if it is run like that.

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I inspected my seats and there were no blemishes what so ever. I assembled the head with the new Apes and filled the dome with PB blaster and let it sit for a couple of hours and none leaked through the valves, so I threw it together and had NO issues what so ever. I ride twice a week doing motocross and burn about 2.5 tanks of gas per week. I rev the piss out of it too. Very good valves APE!

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