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Jeff Policky, Motorcycle Mechanic
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Why I cant get the valves to adjust after a seal

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Why I cant get the valves to adjust after a seal replacement?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Motorcycle
Expert:  Kenny O. replied 1 year ago.

HI Jennifer, my name is Kenny

I'm assuming that you replaced the valve guide seals ?

Do you make sure that the valves went back in the same place when the seal replaced ?

How re you checking for leakage ?


Customer: replied 1 year ago.
please opt out i need a new expert.
Expert:  kwiggins29059 replied 1 year ago.

Hello, are you making the adjustment at top dead center on the compression stroke as per the manual? Are you setting the valves cold as per the manual specs of IN. 0.08 – 0.13 mm (0.003 – 0.005 in) EX. 0.17 – 0.22 mm (0.007 – 0.009 in)? What exactly is happening when the valves are adjusted?