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Old 05-18-2013, 02:17 PM   #5
ciukes OP
Joined: Apr 2011
Location: London, UK
Oddometer: 25
Thanks you all for the advice!

Originally Posted by Idle View Post
Is there any metal on the oil screen or the magnet?
Yes, I found some small bits of metal on the magnet.

Originally Posted by Idle View Post
It sounds like the valve clearances are too large. If that's the case, the cam follower bearings (CFB's = rocker arm bearings) are suspect.
I adjusted valves to the expected values.

Originally Posted by Idle View Post
Then find TDC again and do the wiggle test again. If it's different, even a tiny bit tighter or looser than before, the bearings are likely toast.
Damn... looks like this is the case.
I know I should fix it ASAP but... how many more miles I can put on the bike before the engine will give up?

Considering I can do the fix, is it the part #12 on the diagram we're talking about (rocker bearing) ?
To Asia and beyond. Low-budget travels on two wheels

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