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Old 03-23-2011, 02:33 PM   #767
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Originally Posted by MotoMike View Post
Tappet w/lock nut.

Originally Posted by MotoMike View Post
Need a special angled feeler gauge.
... or 1/6th turn method (in a pinch or when the stems get a bit worn).

Intakes are the ones you need to keep an eye on. They move (tighten up) faster, but are easy to check and adjust. Exhaust are harder to get at, but hardly ever move.

I think finding the right TDC, or at least the right spot to adjust, is often the hardest part. KTM didn't give us easy access to put a wrench directly on the crankshaft

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