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post #1 of 9 Old 04-14-2009, 07:33 AM Thread Starter
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I have a bruteforce 650 and am going to adjust my valves for the first time and could use some help from you guys besides removing the plastic is there any other crazy thing i should know should the valves be adjusted at the end of the specs or the beginning are there any pics of this anywhere you guys have been very helpful in the past i could really use the help today as i am a little nervous about even attempting this thank you in advance
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set the cylinder you are working on TDC and adjust.

biggest mistake is people using the wrong flywheel timing mark. it's the line about 5mm to the left from the F and R marks. not the line that's on the letter.

its fairly easy once you have done it a few times.

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it's a pain to get the feeler in there so loosen the nuts and screws first.

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I usualy turn it till the exhaust opens, and then barely starts to close and adjust the intake. And do the reverse for the exhaust. I do this cause sometimes the timing plug is a bitch to get off, or it is stripped out. I have never had negative issues arise from doing it this way.

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I dont know about the 650 but on my 750 it is much easier to do the rear if you remove the battery and box.
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I usualy turn it till the exhaust opens, and then barely starts to close and adjust the intake. And do the reverse for the exhaust. I do this cause sometimes the timing plug is a bitch to get off, or it is stripped out. I have never had negative issues arise from doing it this way. [/b]


I do it the same way. I just crank it until the valve is fully closed. but telling someone how to do it the easy way. forget about it.



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I remove the inspection cover. Then the valve covers.

I get a socket on the bolt behind the stator cover.

I spin it counter clockwise. I almost see the F or R, and the fooker then just spins right past it. So I slowly do it again, trying to get it to stop at F or R and it just spins right on by..

So I just watched the valves and adjusted then after they closed like the others suggested.

Here is a website that had pictures. Its on a V, but pretty much same motor as you got. http://www.700v.com/valves.htm

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very helpful link!

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I remove the inspection cover. Then the valve covers.

I get a socket on the bolt behind the stator cover.

I spin it counter clockwise. I almost see the F or R, and the fooker then just spins right past it. So I slowly do it again, trying to get it to stop at F or R and it just spins right on by..

So I just watched the valves and adjusted then after they closed like the others suggested.

Here is a website that had pictures. Its on a V, but pretty much same motor as you got. How to: Adjust Valves

Am I correct in assuming thr front valves r the intake and the rear 1's r exhaust?
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The intakes are the ones towards the throttle bodies or carbs. Exhaust is the outside ones where the exhaust head pipes come out.



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Thanks for posting this...Kawi would not start properly..after reading a few threads here..we got her running great...also helped talking to the guy at the local dealership..she is road ready now..
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