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Old 04-08-2011, 12:42 AM   #1
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Ok, I got lucky and could easily read "r" and "f" on the flywheel. As long as it is on the appropriate cylinder marking, I can adjust the valves? On the rear, the exhaust was in tolerance, and intake was just a tad tight on one valve. Rotate it to the front, and both intake valves and both exhaust valves were pretty tight. Took a few turns to be able to slide feeler gauge in there. Sound like I did it right? If so, no wonder the bike was running bad, popping, and hard starting; much less running at all.

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actually sounds like youre running low on muffler bearing oil.
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Ok, I got lucky and could easily read "r" and "f" on the flywheel. As long as it is on the appropriate cylinder marking, I can adjust the valves? On the rear, the exhaust was in tolerance, and intake was just a tad tight on one valve. Rotate it to the front, and both intake valves and both exhaust valves were pretty tight. Took a few turns to be able to slide feeler gauge in there. Sound like I did it right? If so, no wonder the bike was running bad, popping, and hard starting; much less running at all.

Thanks for the help, joe
I pretty much had the same exact issue with my v last week, mines an 04 and the guy I bought it from didn't do a whole lot of riding but he never had the valves done at all. The bike was takin 10 min if not longer to start and when it finally wouldn't start I did the valves and cleaned the carbs real well. Now she starts and runs just like it was from the factory again.
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As long as the rockers are on the base circle of the cam, you can adjust that same valve. You don't need to worry about r and f.
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As long as the rockers are on the base circle of the cam, you can adjust that same valve. You don't need to worry about r and f.
Thats what I was wondering. The 700v website wasnt real clear. Said f is for front valves and r is for rear valves. So do I need to redo my valve lash again, disregarding f and r and the 700v instructions?
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No, not if you followed them properly. I just don't do it that way cause you don't have to. But they are very good instructions for doing them.
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As long as the rockers are on the base circle of the cam, you can adjust that same valve. You don't need to worry about r and f.
Agreed.... alot easier and quicker doing it this way. Basically, just turn crank till exh valves are going down then adj the int valves on same bank. same for exh valves wait till int goes down then adj. Do same for oposite bank. Just remember to do one bank at a time. Easy... I dont even use a feeler guage, because I get ticking when valves are adjusted that way. Its more of how the gap feels to me moving rocker arms back and fourth... 10 times simpler and quicker. Literally takes 10 min this way...
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I must not have them done correctly because my front valves were loose as hell. I adjusted them like race cars and like what you all said to do. Good to go now.

P.s. Dont ever buy amr racing ignition coils. The spark plug wires cannot be replaced. The front spark plug wire was broken. Ordered new coils from dealership. Will be here thurs
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I must not have them done correctly because my front valves were loose as hell. I adjusted them like race cars and like what you all said to do. Good to go now.

P.s. Dont ever buy amr racing ignition coils. The spark plug wires cannot be replaced. The front spark plug wire was broken. Ordered new coils from dealership. Will be here thurs
I had on heluva ordeal trying to use the flywheel marks to adjust rockers. It never worked out for me either.
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