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Old 06-03-2007, 01:00 PM
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Valve Adjust Pic's

Ok, the job is done and I took a few pic's during the process. Not the best pic's but I hope they will help some of you a bit. Also put the new Dyna CDI in and hit 59 MPH!!! But it was a test drive and I didn't have my cage on so the Rhino was a bit lighter than normal.


This is a pic with the fan shroud removed to access the plug to find you timing mark.


Plug and crank bolt. Sorry you can't see the timing mark inside of the plug hole. I found that I had to look eye level across the top of the gas tank and shine a flash light just right to see the mark.



Drivers side looking to the intake valve cover.


Cover Removed.


Check lash.




Exhaust valves




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Rumblebat, Great pix! Thanks.
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Old 06-03-2007, 02:54 PM
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You have A Two Bros Pipe, any breaking problems? Great picture info also.
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Great Job Rumble !...so how did it all go ? were your valves off ? did you have to make any adjustments ?
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Crap, you have to tilt the bed to do this?
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Great Job Rumble !...so how did it all go ? were your valves off ? did you have to make any adjustments ?
Rumble, I just found your other post on the valve thread...you said they were really tight. Man Im not waiting one minute after my 20 hrs !...so on a scale of one to ten how hard would you say the valve adjustment was ?
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Crap, you have to tilt the bed to do this?
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Rumble, I just found your other post on the valve thread...you said they were really tight. Man Im not waiting one minute after my 20 hrs !...so on a scale of one to ten how hard would you say the valve adjustment was ?
It's all relative to how much wrenching you do I would say. Doing the valves is really the easy part. It's all the busy work of getting to the job that is the pain... I.e. removing the fan shroud, and just some of the other odds and ends. I just installed the new full cage today so the bed is locked in place. Not looking forward to the valve party (on the exhaust side).
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You have A Two Bros Pipe, any breaking problems? Great picture info also.
No breaking problems. I have had a problem keeping the header bolts on though but think I may have that fixed. This thing SCREAMS now!!!
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It's all relative to how much wrenching you do I would say. Doing the valves is really the easy part. It's all the busy work of getting to the job that is the pain... I.e. removing the fan shroud, and just some of the other odds and ends. I just installed the new full cage today so the bed is locked in place. Not looking forward to the valve party (on the exhaust side).
I am pretty mechanical. I understand what your saying about taking everything apart just to do a 20 minute job. As far as your cage goes...Yeah exhaust wont be fun, but at least you dont have to worry about it for another 30 hours
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Rumble on your next valve job you can use a little mirror to line up the timing mark. It makes it really easy.
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Rumble on your next valve job you can use a little mirror to line up the timing mark. It makes it really easy.
Ya know I thought about that... Like a small dental mirror. I have one but after I saw the mark I just took it as I saw it. Good tip though!
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hey wondering, ive never done a valve job and would like to check mine and possibly adjust them. If anyone could help me out, i saw the pics and i just want to know the clearances, where to check and how to adjust. thanks
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This is the procedure I used and the issues I ran into doing mine.

This is what I did. Of course covers off and remove spark plug and valve adjust covers. You can reach the 4 bolts that hold the plastic fan cover on (10mm). Then a plastic plug for the timing marks. Use a quarter to remove the plug.

I didn't remove the tank or the bed. I did however remove the CVT pipe that comes from the front of the engine to above the head of the motor. Easy to get off, sucks to get back on.

I stuck a screwdriver in the sparkplug hole and rotated the nut next to timing hole counter-clockwise. I don't remember the size of the nut. Hold the screwdriver that's in the spark plug hole and let in move in and out with the piston freely (don't let it bind). Watch the valves and when the piston is coming up on the power stroke watch as the screwdriver nears TCD. Shine a light in the timing marks hole. Mine had 3 dashes and I stopped at the center one. There's a slot in the side of the timing plug hole that should line up with the marks.

I used a .005" and .007" gauge for the intake and a .007" and .009" for the exhaust. I bent my gauges about a 1/4 inch from the end at a 45 degree angle. Mine would snap if bent with a tool so I bent with fingers to get a gradual curve. The .005" is the measurement for intake and the .007" is a no go gauge. Same with the exhaust but .007" is the measurement and .009" is a no go gauge.

The intake is easy. Do a initial check and of course if you don't have to adjust, then don't. If adjust, first break loose the nuts and then snug them. Next put a wrench over the nut and hold the square with small needle nose pliers. I loosened the nut while holding the adjustment then move the adjustment bolt then re-snug the nut. I kept this up until I had them good and then tightened the nut good but didn't check the torque spec. The .005" should be able to go in and feel like normal shim type resistance and the .007" shouldn't fit in.

For the rears I went from the passenger side and held the 10mm in the left hand. A long 10mm would work great I think. I held it under the frame and then held the adjust screw with the right hand and did the same type of adjustment. Loosen the nut move the screw and re-snug the nut.

I did all the valves 3 times including exhaust because I screwed them up the first 2 times. First mistake was rotating the engine clockwise to line up marks. The next time I thougth I had it right but when I started the valves were way too loose. Rechecked and they were. After that I did my adjust and the went through several revolution of the motor and realigned TCD and then recheck. I checked the valves 3 times after final adjust this way and when I was satisfied they were the same spot each time, I decided I was done and the engine did run great.

Now I don't see the valve adjust as anything difficult.
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This is the procedure I used and the issues I ran into doing mine.

This is what I did. Of course covers off and remove spark plug and valve adjust covers. You can reach the 4 bolts that hold the plastic fan cover on (10mm). Then a plastic plug for the timing marks. Use a quarter to remove the plug.

I didn't remove the tank or the bed. I did however remove the CVT pipe that comes from the front of the engine to above the head of the motor. Easy to get off, sucks to get back on.

I stuck a screwdriver in the sparkplug hole and rotated the nut next to timing hole counter-clockwise. I don't remember the size of the nut. Hold the screwdriver that's in the spark plug hole and let in move in and out with the piston freely (don't let it bind). Watch the valves and when the piston is coming up on the power stroke watch as the screwdriver nears TCD. Shine a light in the timing marks hole. Mine had 3 dashes and I stopped at the center one. There's a slot in the side of the timing plug hole that should line up with the marks.

I used a .005" and .007" gauge for the intake and a .007" and .009" for the exhaust. I bent my gauges about a 1/4 inch from the end at a 45 degree angle. Mine would snap if bent with a tool so I bent with fingers to get a gradual curve. The .005" is the measurement for intake and the .007" is a no go gauge. Same with the exhaust but .007" is the measurement and .009" is a no go gauge.

The intake is easy. Do a initial check and of course if you don't have to adjust, then don't. If adjust, first break loose the nuts and then snug them. Next put a wrench over the nut and hold the square with small needle nose pliers. I loosened the nut while holding the adjustment then move the adjustment bolt then re-snug the nut. I kept this up until I had them good and then tightened the nut good but didn't check the torque spec. The .005" should be able to go in and feel like normal shim type resistance and the .007" shouldn't fit in.

For the rears I went from the passenger side and held the 10mm in the left hand. A long 10mm would work great I think. I held it under the frame and then held the adjust screw with the right hand and did the same type of adjustment. Loosen the nut move the screw and re-snug the nut.

I did all the valves 3 times including exhaust because I screwed them up the first 2 times. First mistake was rotating the engine clockwise to line up marks. The next time I thougth I had it right but when I started the valves were way too loose. Rechecked and they were. After that I did my adjust and the went through several revolution of the motor and realigned TCD and then recheck. I checked the valves 3 times after final adjust this way and when I was satisfied they were the same spot each time, I decided I was done and the engine did run great.

Now I don't see the valve adjust as anything difficult.
thanks alot, nice to hear its not that hard.
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