Valves misaligned?


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Valves misaligned?

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A puzzling situation. GL 1500, took rocker and cam assembly off left side to chase down a poor oil flow. Cleaned everything out, checked all specs, when I reassemble it the intake rockers sit slightly low of the valve stems, not enough to make full contact. Triple checked that the cam/rocker assembly is on exactly correct. Still all three intake valves misaligned.

Before I pull the head to see what might be going on, any advice? The engine has been running fine and all the valves were perfectly aligned 48 hours ago.
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I will withdraw this post, though I can’t seem to delete it. I pulled the head and indeed found three vent intake valves. I have a feeling I was hamfisted somehow in reassembling the rocker assembly and ended up putting pressure on those. Bad way to learn a lesson.

Also pretty sure I found that the oil orifice into that head is blocked. Any advice on checking or removing that?
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The Goldwing 1500 engine uses hydraulic lash adjuster shims, no adjusting screws.
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97 Valkyrie. Still has the solid lifters and screws. Valves bent. Now I’m hunting for three intake valves. 🙁


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