VALVE ADJUSTMENT - NEED YOUR ADVICE



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  • gal

Posted April 22, 2002 - 04:03 AM

#1

I WANT TO KNOW IF U GUYS ADVICE ME TO ADJUST MY VALVES BY MY SELF OR GO TO THE MECHANIC. MY MECHANICAL EXPIRIENCE IS AS FOLLOWS:
I ALWAYS DO REGULAR SERVICES BY MY SELF
I CHANGED FORK OIL BY MY SELF
I INSTALLED TY DAVIS FLYWHEEL WEIGHT
I CHECKED VALVE CLEARENCE ONCE ( LAST SUNDAY)
AND ALL THE SMALL THINGS THAT ALL US DO (BK MODE , FILTERS ETC.)
DO U THINK I CAN DO IT ONLY FROM THE MANUAL AND FROM THE POSTS IN T.T ???

  • John_Lorenz

Posted April 22, 2002 - 04:11 AM

#2

Gal

You can do it !! :)

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  • #302

Posted April 22, 2002 - 05:29 AM

#3

If you don't have them already get the shop manual,a 3/8 torque wrench that reads 8lbs and a quality assemble lube, and take your time. :)

  • gal

Posted April 22, 2002 - 07:03 AM

#4

i have a torque wrench that reads 12-60nm, how important is the to close the cams bolts on 10nm and the tensioner bolt on 7nm?

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  • John_Lorenz

Posted April 22, 2002 - 07:19 AM

#5

Its important to stay in spec on any eng torque spec. I am not sure the conversion from nm to ftlbs,

Anyone :)

Sounds like you have to heavy a torque wrench

[ April 22, 2002: Message edited by: EgoAhole ]

  • bassr_#186

Posted April 22, 2002 - 10:17 AM

#6

Another bit of advice: mark the timing chain and the cam gears before disassembly so that you don't have to fumble around on reassembly trying to play connect the dots.

  • jamracing

Posted April 22, 2002 - 10:31 AM

#7

For the first time, I would put a zip-tie around the cam chain and intake cam sprocket, since it will be staying on the bike. You can also call me with any questions. Got a web-cam? :)

  • gal

Posted April 24, 2002 - 11:10 PM

#8

thanks jamracing
ill call u and i have a digital cam so ill take pics , but not live ones...

  • Boit

Posted April 25, 2002 - 07:18 PM

#9

bassr, that's the same advice I've been giving for ages. How do you mark your cam sprockets in relation to the chain? I make a small "V" mark with an engraving bit in my Dremel tool on the side of the chain plate above each sprocket's punch mark. Talk about making things so much easier!





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