Would a leaking intake valve make sense with the problems I'm experiencing??
The advantage of titanium is light weight, less mass, quicker closing of valves. More for race applications where extreme RPMs are seen. In my Honda TRX450R I just run stock material. It is not so hard on valve seats.Ok good. My shop told me the intake valves were leaking incredibly bad, one of the buckets was stuck in the head??,and the cam chain is stretched out. I picked up a new piston and rings since ill have it opened up I figured i might as well clean it out I suppose I'll just pick up an OEM cam chain and gasket kit. Any reason to get steel or titanium valves over OEM??
Good point I'll see if I can round up someone to helpIt's a little far but the school up on deer valley road has plenty of good students who could help you out. Try a Craigslist ad to the students who need the cash. They are often needing part time money so will do it for a bargain and be led by a class instructor and have proper tools, manuals and should get it done right. They can also tell you what is needed, why and what the service intervals are. You'll have to pay for parts of course and you'd have to procure them yourself as they don't order parts that I know of. Just suggestion for the area you're in.