Valve adjustment


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robertdawber
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Location: Eliot, ME
Motorcycle: 1983 GL1100 Interstate

Valve adjustment

Postby robertdawber » Fri Apr 16, 2010 5:55 am



Anyone do this? Any "how to" or tips you can pass on?
Thanks
Bob



k1w1t1m
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Re: Valve adjustment

Postby k1w1t1m » Fri Apr 16, 2010 11:56 am

Make sure you do it in the morning so the motor is cold.

robertdawber
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Re: Valve adjustment

Postby robertdawber » Sun Apr 18, 2010 9:39 am

k1w1t1m wrote:Make sure you do it in the morning so the motor is cold.

I found this site that has some info (I already listed it here)
http://filipi.com/ngw/roady/GL1100_Valve_Adjustment.pdf

It is not as good as our friend from Ohio-but, it has the info.
A few things:
The article does not tell you that the bolt to turn the alternator crank is behind the cover bolt-you will see what I mean. The cover is a 17mm and the actual crank bolt is 12mm. The article is clear not to turn the crank counter clockwise-what is not clear is that this means the 12mm bolt-so don't be afraid to loosen the 17mm cap bolt.
Secondly-taking out the plugs makes all of this easier- however, I strongly suggest you use air and blow any debris away from the hole for the plug and then let them sit there just on top of the hole to keep the area clear.
I am still working on this but decided to take a bike brake for a few hours this morning....oh, and if you have the ability-use Pandora in you garage! http://www.pandora.com/
Great music! I have an old lap top hooked up to an old stereo unit. Kills two birds-great music and I can check things as I work on them.
OK this is not my personal blog so that is
all for now!
Bob

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Five
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Re: Valve adjustment

Postby Five » Sun Apr 18, 2010 9:20 pm

Gonna do that, timing belts, radiator hoses and rebuild the rear master cylinder (puked on me this morning) next weekend. Thanks for the link!!! :D


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