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valve adjustment question

Discussion in 'Technical Bulletins and Recalls' started by miket@wattsenterprises, Mar 24, 2016.

  1. miket@wattsenterprises

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    Been searching and reading threads on different methods used to adjust pushrods. Seems the easiest way would be to adjust both pushrods when the cylinder is in the compression stroke as both valves would be closed. Is there a reason I should not do this rather doing 1 valve at a time,
     
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    Always one valve at the time.... SAFER! :oldthumbsup:

    Click on the Link at the bottom of my signature block "Maintenace is as much art...." and look for "Adjusting Push Rods" ... Several good threads there.

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    :agree: Its not something you do regularly, so why would you not take your time and do it the right way, sounds like your looking for a short cut:oldconfused:
     
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    1. Not looking for a shortcut just wondering why both intake and exhaust valves are not on the lowest part pf the cam lobe during a compression stroke.
     
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    I guess when you put it that way your right,:oldthumbsup: and you could do one head and then turn the motor by hand and then do the other, but depending how many miles are on your bike, you might want to adjust the push rods anyway.:old2:
    Sorry I mixed this thread up with replacing the CR rubbers
     
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    Well one reason is you put more distance between the valve/pushrod your adjusting and when it begins to move. When it comes to amatures we need all the help we can get to do it right. Besides its not that big of a deal to turn the wheel a little more for each valve/pushrod adjustment.
    One thing to note when adjusting pushrods is to give it plenty of time to bleed down, no shortcuts here. Jmo
     
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