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Old 06-20-2011, 03:20 PM   #1591
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random question. It's probably been answered but I'll try anyway. Any good 400rxc solutions to luggage? Not a lot but enough for a change, some food, and my hammock. Right now I rely on wolfman bags, and Zip ties through the plastic. No rear subframe makes finding a reliable rack option a bit of a pita
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Old 06-20-2011, 03:59 PM   #1592
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Old 06-20-2011, 04:45 PM   #1593
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Old 06-21-2011, 12:39 PM   #1594
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Got a chance to check the valves on a 2001 LC4 640 I purchased. Looks like the adjusters were never touched after 28,000k/m, ouch. I ended up having to make some major adjustments due to 0 clearance on all valves, one of the exhaust side adjusters has to be adjusted to its maximum in order to get any clearance at all...

Would this be an issue with the valves and/or seats? I'm a little new to doing my own valves, I would assume that a worn lifter follower bearing and/or camshaft lobe would cause too much clearance instead of a lack of clearance as I am having right now.
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Old 06-21-2011, 12:49 PM   #1595
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Got a chance to check the valves on a 2001 LC4 640 I purchased. Looks like the adjusters were never touched after 28,000k/m, ouch. I ended up having to make some major adjustments due to 0 clearance on all valves, one of the exhaust side adjusters has to be adjusted to its maximum in order to get any clearance at all...

Would this be an issue with the valves and/or seats? I'm a little new to doing my own valves, I would assume that a worn lifter follower bearing and/or camshaft lobe would cause too much clearance instead of a lack of clearance as I am having right now.

No clearance on all the valves? Are you checking them with the engine on the right stroke? Try carefully rolling the engine around one more revolution and see if you get some slack....
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Old 06-21-2011, 01:01 PM   #1596
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No clearance on all the valves? Are you checking them with the engine on the right stroke? Try carefully rolling the engine around one more revolution and see if you get some slack....
I just need it at TDC right? I know it was TDC because i had the head off and I was cleaning all the carbon off of the piston head.
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Old 06-21-2011, 01:05 PM   #1597
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I just need it at TDC right? I know it was TDC because i had the head off and I was cleaning all the carbon off of the piston head.
There are two TDCs on a 4 stroke

1- just after the spark plug has fired and it is making power with both valve closed - the point when you should be checking valve lash

2- and the end of the exaust stroke / beginning of the intake stroke when both the intake and exhaust valves are partially open.

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Old 06-21-2011, 01:19 PM   #1598
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There are two TDCs on a 4 stroke

1- just after the spark plug has fired and it is making power with both valve closed - the point when you should be checking valve lash

2- and the end of the exaust stroke / beginning of the intake stroke when both the intake and exhaust valves are partially open.

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So you think I might be checking them at the 2nd TDC? Its possible, I didn't even know there were two TDC's lol. I'll review Creepers finding TDC thread and made sure I did it right, i'll get back to you tomorrow
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Old 06-21-2011, 04:50 PM   #1599
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I just need it at TDC right? I know it was TDC because i had the head off and I was cleaning all the carbon off of the piston head.
If you had the head off you should be able to clearly see the condition of the valves. Here's what brand new ones look like for reference:



The valves usually last much longer than 28K km but if they have been run too tight they can get burned as they won't seat against the head properly to cool down.

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Old 06-22-2011, 11:11 AM   #1600
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So you think I might be checking them at the 2nd TDC? Its possible, I didn't even know there were two TDC's lol. I'll review Creepers finding TDC thread and made sure I did it right, i'll get back to you tomorrow
Since you had the head off, make sure you timed the cam right when it went back together as well.
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Old 06-22-2011, 12:02 PM   #1601
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That was it guys, I was at the wrong TDC, just my luck. Anyways, valves have much more realistic adjustment values now, thanks for the help!
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Old 06-22-2011, 12:10 PM   #1602
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That was it guys, I was at the wrong TDC, just my luck. Anyways, valves have much more realistic adjustment values now, thanks for the help!
Good deal - much better that having done it right and having to pull the head and throw money at it... or assuming that you had done it right and having to pull the head and throw more money at it in ten miles. Three cheers for double checking your work when something doesn't seem quite right
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Old 06-22-2011, 04:26 PM   #1603
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OK, me dummy. Could use a little help. Just did the valves on my 01 Duke II and pulled the capacitor and bracket off the right side of the bike. I CANT REMEMBER WHAT BOLT IT WAS OFF OF!!! WTF?

Help me out please....

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Old 06-22-2011, 04:28 PM   #1604
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Old 06-22-2011, 04:30 PM   #1605
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Ah ha! I placed it there but wasnt sure! Behind the rubber or in front? (Closer to center of the bike or outside)

And is the way I have the bracket oriented correct? The cap sits forward of the bolt? Thank you!
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