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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 02-01-2012, 06:20 PM Thread Starter
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Valve adjustment

In the service manual it says "turn the adjustment screw until there is a slight drag felt on the feeler gauge" ..What's a slight drag!?!? I think my last adjustment i probably tightened it too much. But are you supposed to be able to slide the gauge freely and when it doesnt slide freely then they're adjusted properly? I just need a little better of an explanation on this..
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Tighten it down on your feeler gauge until you can feel the drag on it when you pull it out. In other words, it should be a snug fit.

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I like to coat the feeler guage with a little bit of oil, and tighten until you just start to feel resistance while pulling it out. If you're dealing with small clearances, .002-.004, you should feel the resistance while pulling it out and the feeler guage should try to buckle slightly if you push it back in.

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Agree^^^^ just like I said in another thread I set them on the tight side of the feeler (snug fit)

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Agree^^^^ just like I said in another thread I set them on the tight side of the feeler (snug fit)
Me too. So having them tighter is better than loose (which is pretty hard to set them to unless you try...)

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valves clicking?

My valves are clicking does that mean that they need to be adjusted?
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My valves are clicking does that mean that they need to be adjusted?
Either they need to be adjusted or your cam and/or rocker arms are worn. Try adjusting them first.

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

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Thanks. Do you know if there are any "how to" videos. I have a general idea, im just not 100% sure.
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get a service manual for pete's sake, then if you still don't get it, you're in trouble
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Thanks. Do you know if there are any "how to" videos. I have a general idea, im just not 100% sure.
What are we working on??

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