This just can't be right!!!???

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  • pchansen

Posted February 28, 2005 - 10:26 AM


Took the BRP out for a ride yesterday- put a good hard 80 miles on her. Had some concerns over my valve adust I did last week. Also replaced the 68s pilot for a 70 to help with the dreaded off idle hesitatiion.
The bike is now a one kick wonder, power is up but... still some excessive valve ticking(to me anyway) and now when I start a warm bike I kick through until I'm at TDC- pull in a little compression release, move the piston past TDC and whack- one kick and were off- usually. I kicked(slowly) the bike about ten times looking for the teltale resistance of TDC and never found it. Out of curiousity, tried to start the bike and it fired right up!!?? I looked at the compression release cable and it was slack. What is going on? Again, the bike makes good power.
Also, as a side the bike is un-corked, am running a full FMF Q with PowerBomb header, 175/70/b53e needle in the 4th position- temp was 40 degrees at an average elevation of 1500'. In some tight areas the bike started to boil. It has never done that in any conditions before.

  • cat0020

Posted February 28, 2005 - 11:21 AM


That's the way it should run.. start on first kick.

Noisy valve=happy valve.. it's when they get quiet that you need to check the clearance rightaway..

  • motorick426

Posted February 28, 2005 - 01:32 PM


I know this is not what you posted about, but how do you like the FMF exhaust system, what did it do to the power?

Thanks, Rick

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  • pchansen

Posted February 28, 2005 - 01:33 PM


Yeah I kinda thought the valve noise was OK- still a little concerned about the lack of compression when turning the motor over. The more I think about it I wonder if it has something to do with the auto-decompressor feature. Would adjusting the valves also affect the auto-decompressor?

  • big t

Posted February 28, 2005 - 01:48 PM


You should re-adjust the decompresser lever after the valve adjustment.

  • pchansen

Posted February 28, 2005 - 10:38 PM


The bike was purchased with the FMF system installed so I can't comment on the before and after. I can say that I love the system though. As we all know the bike has amazing power but the FMF is lighter, sounds good (and is legal),and looks good too. Hope that helps.

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