Valve adjustment


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ramdam1
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Valve adjustment

Postby ramdam1 » Tue Nov 24, 2009 4:37 pm



I have a 1981 gl1100 and can't seem to get the #4 cylinder at TDO to adjust the valves. When I get #1 at TDC the #4 cylinder should have clearance to adjust the intake valve. Well it doesn't and it is so tight I can't believe it could be that far out and still run as smooth as it does. You would have to back the screw all the way out to get clearance. What am I doing wrong? I turned the motor around 10 times and can't ever seem to get #4 cylinder with any slack to be able to move the rockers.



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Re: Valve adjustment

Postby MSGT-R » Wed Nov 25, 2009 3:02 pm

If you can see the camshaft position, make sure the peak of the cam lobe is opposite of the rocker arm foot. That position is the lowest point, and you can adjust that particular valve. It doesn't matter if it's TDC for that cylinder, just that valve.
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Re: Valve adjustment

Postby ramdam1 » Wed Nov 25, 2009 3:06 pm

Thanks will give it a try.


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