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Valve clearances question

Post by wust588 on Sat 28 Jul 2018, 11:02 pm

Just a question re removing cams during valve clearances check.

The bike is new to me so, is it possible to remove the cam chain tensioner without the removing the carbs or air-box?

Just thought I'd ask, though it does look a bit close in there...…

Many thanks.

John.
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Re: Valve clearances question

Post by eternally_troubled on Wed 15 Aug 2018, 7:03 pm

It is possible you just need flexible hands and ideally a small (1/4" drive) socket set - it wasn't a problem for me.
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Re: Valve clearances question

Post by sullivj on Wed 15 Aug 2018, 8:36 pm

Yes, many have achieved it.
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Re: Valve clearances question

Post by wust588 on Wed 15 Aug 2018, 10:27 pm

Thanks, I did achieve it. No need to remove the carbs, though after I'd finished the valve check and was running the bike, I noticed
that the carbs were leaking from the float bowls.
So I had to remove them anyway, and replace the float bowl gaskets, and inlet stubs while I was in there.

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