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I've been folowing along and reading just about everything I can get my hands on in this site - and it's been great so far. I thought I would post this because you all seem to have a lot of experience with bikes in general and Kawasaki specifically. I know this is a 12R site, but I was hoping you could help. I bought my first bike last fall as a used 99 Kawasaki ZX-6R. I bought a Haynes manual and have been doing all the maintenance that I can. I started on valve clearances yesterday and the measurements are all very off. Intakes are about 0.76 where the range is supposed to be 0.11-0.19 and exhaust are about 0.127 where the ranges are supposed to be 0.22-0.31. Now the bike has about 10500mi on it and I can only guess that this is the first time the clearances have been checked. Can I be doing something so wrong to get these measurements? The bike seemed to be running great - but like I said this is my first bike so I don't know exactly how it should feel. And I've measured and adjusted valves before on a car so this isn't completely new. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks guys.