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I'm just about to do the open and closer shims on my '06 sport 1000.( one of the early one's)

Any of you smart guys know how I can check to see if I have any valve guide wear? In the event that I do, does anyone know where I can get better aftermarket one's? If I ordered new guides from DNA will they be any better? Am I going to need new valves?, who should I send my heads to, to do the work?

I don't have any symptoms that lead me to believe I have worn guides, like a puff of smoke on deceleration. Just that I have a early one, so I'm half exspecting it.:think:

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hey.

my bike is going tomorrow to get preventive surgery for the same thing. upon the 15K service, my mechanic saw signs of wear on the guides and recommended I took it to the dealer to get this done under warranty, and so that's what I'm doing.

here are the exact signs of wear pointing towards soft guides:

-elongated shim
-broken collet
-valve is loose in the guide

note that there are no symptoms from riding, the bike runs fine and he said I could ride it for another 2K/3K miles before the thing goes out.

I have a 2007 bi-posto, but I tend to think it was in the earlier batch as well because I had the fuel line problem, and also, and I may be wrong on this one... but my crank case has a little window indicator (like the oil level window on the other side) which is on every Paul smart and monoposto. Some GTs and Bi-posto have it, but most of the recent models have a screw instead... so I came to that conclusion myself, so I could be dead wrong.

anyway, hope this helps.
cheers,
D.
 

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Thanks DGJ,

I appreciate the info. Do you know who's guides they are going to use?, do they have to replace the valves to?
 

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they are replacing them with stronger ones, which are the OEM guides in the newer bikes. I asked to make sure they wouldn't put the same ones in, and they explained that they had one bad batch for the 06/ early 07 bikes, but that the issue has been rectified going forward.

I can only assume that is the valve is damaged as a result, they would change it too...
 

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they are replacing them with stronger ones, which are the OEM guides in the newer bikes. I asked to make sure they wouldn't put the same ones in, and they explained that they had one bad batch for the 06/ early 07 bikes, but that the issue has been rectified going forward.

I can only assume that is the valve is damaged as a result, they would change it too...
Was there a recall on it?
 
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