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PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 2016 10:01 am 
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Hey,

Wondering if there's someone close by Almonte that would be willing to give me some pointers when I do my first valve adjustment?

I've read both the manual and watched the you tubes..seems easy enough and I have both the feeler gauges required.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 2016 4:29 pm 
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Bit far to visit, but maybe this'll help too:
http://advrider.com/index.php?threads/b ... t-20354112

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 2016 6:38 pm 
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 09, 2016 7:52 pm 
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The feeler gauge should "feel" like you are peeling a piece of scotch tape of pane of glass when sliding it between the valve and rocker. If you have to push/pull the feeler with force to get it to slide the tappet is to tight. If it takes little to no pressure to get the feeler to slide the tappet is too loose.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2016 12:04 pm 
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you know you are at the correct TDC when both sides have play in them


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 10, 2016 12:30 pm 
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Watch a couple YouTube videos, take your time and go slow, you'll be fine. Valve adjustments don't get much easier than on a tappet style system like the dr. The main thing you will need to learn is to "feel" the "slip fit". Only experience can teach you this, and perazzi man gave you a good Description of how it should feel.

I like to use the "go/no go" method. Adjust the valve to the middle of spec, then try a feeler that is too big. If it fits, it's too loose. If you get lots of resistance on the size that is in spec, and you put in a feeler that is too small for spec and get slight resistance, then you are too tight. Fiddle with the feelers for a while and you'll start to understand the feel of "slip fit".

First time seem daunting, second time you'll be excited, third time it's just another walk in the park.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 07, 2016 6:49 pm 
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Checked the valves today..one intake was a tad snug..adjusted it, the rest were fine.

Really wasn't a big deal

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 18, 2016 8:36 pm 
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I'll be doing this soon as I have to replace that crap gasket for the CCT.

Lemme know if you're wrenching anytime soon - I have plenty to learn on this bike and am happy to help out.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 19, 2016 9:37 am 
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What's a CCT gasket..

Do you need help changing it ?

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 20, 2016 7:24 am 
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CCT aka Cam Chain Tensioner

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