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Old 12-19-2008, 05:43 PM   #11
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After several years of working at different shops and dealers I'v always made it a point to ask the best tech's in each shop how they set valve clearences. Manufactures usually give you a range from say 0.08mm-0.18mm. Do you set them on the tight side or on the loose side?

You would be amazed at the many different answers I have recieved. I believe the best way is on the loose end of the scale. What are your opinions or experience on valve adjustments, how do you set them and why.
That's why I chose a bike with hydraulic valves -- no valve adjustments. Saves me from staying awake at night thinking whether it should be tight or loose. ;o)
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Old 12-19-2008, 06:12 PM   #12
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That's why I chose a bike with hydraulic valves -- no valve adjustments. Saves me from staying awake at night thinking whether it should be tight or loose. ;o)
'Cuz Lord Knows that there's enough OTHER things about a Buell to keep a man awake at night................

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Old 12-19-2008, 07:24 PM   #13
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'Cuz Lord Knows that there's enough OTHER things about a Buell to keep a man awake at night................

Yeah, but it comes with a "custom" sleep aid. Seriously, last night I was having trouble getting to sleep, and pulled out the owner's manual. Started looking up oil weights... and (yawn)... temperatures, and... zzzzzz.
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Old 12-19-2008, 09:38 PM   #14
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That's why I chose a bike with hydraulic valves -- no valve adjustments. Saves me from staying awake at night thinking whether it should be tight or loose. ;o)
Ah, Mr. Hydraulic,...did I spell that right? hehehe!

Yes, that is a luxury my friend, but not to worry, this mystery has been solved long ago for me. I get as much sleep as my two year old allows me.
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Old 12-20-2008, 05:55 AM   #15
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"Loose valves can be a problem in solid lifter pushrod engines."

What are we back in the stone age?
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Old 12-20-2008, 07:23 AM   #16
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"Loose valves can be a problem in solid lifter pushrod engines."

What are we back in the stone age?
Not yet. Give Obama and the Republicrats a few more months.
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Old 12-20-2008, 06:08 PM   #17
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Not yet. Give Obama and the Republicrats a few more months.
Speaking of Blagoyavich, where the f*ck did he get the hair do? I know Longride's got the '70' porno moustache down but how do you elect a guy with that coiffeur like that....
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Old 12-20-2008, 11:14 PM   #18
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Speaking of Blagoyavich, where the f*ck did he get the hair do? I know Longride's got the '70' porno moustache down but how do you elect a guy with that coiffeur like that....
I dunno. How do you elect an obvious psychotic like Algore or Alfranken?
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Old 12-21-2008, 07:08 AM   #19
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I dunno. How do you elect an obvious psychotic like Algore or Alfranken?

Must be the cold in Minnesota, freezes their brains or something. The only thing he should elected for is a training aid for Police dogs
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Old 12-21-2008, 09:47 AM   #20
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This thread is an extreme let down....
You've been here long enough, you should have lowered your standards a some time ago.
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