Hey all, been a while since I’ve been on here and hoping it’s still the wealth of information it used to be. Short story is I recently got a 1981 kz440 A and an 82 kz440 D nad am diggin into them. The 81 has sat for 10 years and is a long term project. The 82 is a bike I’m tuning up for my friends first set of wheels! It runs drives but needs some TLC, one thing being valve clearance checks.
Anyone know what size those hex caps are so I don’t have to buy a whole socket set?
Anyone have a torque spec for them? Neither are listed in the service manual I found.
gd4now wrote: I understand the desire for a correct size socket or wrench, but IMO this is what adjustable wrenches are made for.
So I threw a crescent wrench on her and she didn’t want to budge even with healthy dosing of penetrating oil. Really don’t want to round these off, and in my experience impact is the best option at this point with PB Blaster
There is usually an oring in there so using heat is probably out of the question. I would probably try tapping on it using a piece of wood to prevent marring. I would tap in a circular pattern around the outer surface of the plug... clockwise and counter clockwise. The idea is to shock the corrosion into releasing.