Information and questions on GL1500 Goldwings (1988-2000)
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Post by yeoldman » Sat May 14, 2011 1:43 pm

how to bleed out new valve lifters or ajusters

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Re: lifters

Post by trike lady » Sun May 15, 2011 6:18 pm

You submerge the hydraulic tappet in kerosene and place a 1/16" drill bit into the opening, keep it upright throughout the process as you push down on the drill bit with a piece of wood or equally sturdy material and pump it until all the air is released, keep the tappet upright at all times or it will become a redo if it falls over. Place the tappet on the table top face up and try to compress it quickly you should feel a minimal amount of compression. If you have a machinists dial indicator you can use it to measure travel, it should be less than 0.30mm or 0.012" anything greater after rebleeding you should replace the tappet.

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