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Adjusting Valves
 
 PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2007 10:20 am 
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My sabre valves were pretty noisy so i figured it was time to adjust them. I get in there and check them, they are all about .003, which is a little tight compared to the .0047 spec. I adjust them out to .0045 (my feeler gauges only go down to .0005) and now they are worse!

Everything looked good inside. No visual wear, only 18K on the bike. I know these bikes had probelems with cams pitting due to shitty material, but i saw no signs of this.

What gives? This is my first valve adjustment so im just looking for some input. Should i say fuck it and run it? tear back into it?


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 PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2007 1:06 pm 
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So they were loud, and you loosened them....... and their still loud? Hummm.......

Are you sure your just not hearing the cam chains? Are they manually adjustable or hydraulicly dependent?

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 PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2007 1:53 pm 
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its all manually adjustable. its a finger type rocker-arm cam-follower. Each rocker forks off into two, and opens two valves. They are adjusted using a screw and locknut.

I had to use two .0045 feeler gauges while adjusting them (one for each arm of the twin arm rocker) to prevent the rocker from twisting and giving me weird measurements.


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