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Old 11-20-2012, 08:39 PM   #8
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Originally Posted by jackhammer50 View Post

As soon as I got the bike home from the PO, I removed the tank and flushed the gas. I have always used higher octane non-ethanol gas in my bikes.

I had some time to kill today and figured I do a valve adjustment just for fun and to get a better understanding of the bike. I really didn't think they would even need adjusting considering the mileage.

But yes, I did use the two-guage method...and I had the angle correct.

I'm sure they are adjusted correctly now, I was just concerned with how tight they were when I started. I figured they be loose if anything.

They almost always tighten over time. Best to adjust on the loose side. When you do get around to adjusting the throttle bodies, read the HOW method, and if you have a Twin Max for adjusting, go the extra mile and take the extra step of riding the bike once you have them set at idle with the Twin Max hooked up. This will balance the butterflies at speed. I did mine like that this year for the first time and the difference it made was amazing.


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