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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-20-2012, 07:12 PM Thread Starter
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How doi adjust the rockers on my bike? They are making noise any help would be great

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Download the service manual from this site. It will explain the process in detail. It will also give the specs for valve lash. The hardest part is keeping the tappet set where you want it while tightening the jam nut.
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Download the service manual from this site. It will explain the process in detail. It will also give the specs for valve lash. The hardest part is keeping the tappet set where you want it while tightening the jam nut.
X2, either download the service manual or go to this thread and read post #4.

Honda Valve Adjustment Procedures (Utility Models)

Most 4-wheeler problems are caused by a loose nut connecting the handlebars and the seat!!

You only need two tools in life -- WD-40 and duct tape. If it doesn't move and should, use the WD-40. If it shouldn't move and does, use the duct tape.
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And if you want to download the service manual, here's the link:

1986-1989 Fourtrax-Foreman 350.pdf

Most 4-wheeler problems are caused by a loose nut connecting the handlebars and the seat!!

You only need two tools in life -- WD-40 and duct tape. If it doesn't move and should, use the WD-40. If it shouldn't move and does, use the duct tape.
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make sure your adjusting the valves with a cold engine !!!..and make sure your adjusting them with the piston on TDC ( top dead center ) on the compression stroke !!..if you do it right ?..then you should not hear the valves..and even if you do it right..and you still hear tapping or slapping ?..this is your cam chain.

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And if it IS the cam chain, get it replaced. Mine was making noise and I ignored it, then it slipped a tooth and bent both my valves. When you check the chain, it should be good and snug...

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