Join Date: Sep 2018
Location: Parksville (Vancouver Island), British Columbia, Canada
Hey guys, I'm going to do this valve check really soon. One question in my mind about feeler gage and MotionPro tool access to the intake valve rocker arm and adjuster:
The clearance between the airbox and the intake valve adjuster and rocker arm looks very tight. MrEvilPirate, you said taking the LID off the airbox is sufficient to get in there, but is it maybe a lot easier to get a good, accurate measurement and then a good, accurate adjustment, by removing the entire airbox?
I'm just thinking that getting a feeler gage PROPERLY between the rockerarm and the valve stem from the FRONT of the bike looks impossible, and doing it from the REAR direction the airbox would seem to be right where you need your hand to be while holding and push/pulling the feeler gage, and then while holding the adjuster while tightening the locknut.
I'm thinking this will be the case using EITHER the feeler gage method, or Greg's 1/8 turn and 1/5 to 1/4 turn method, because even with Greg's method, you need to get the Motion Pro tool in there and be ale to HOLD the adjuster reliably steady while turning the locknut.
Am I correct, or is it easier than it looks to get the work done with the airbox, without its lid, still in place?
I don't like pulling the airbox if I don't have to, as it also requires removing both the left and right side body panels, disconnecting the intake tube, and then pulling the airbox out despite its strenuous objections to get clear of everything. If you can do the work without pulling the airbox, it would be especially helpful if both valves are within spec, and you can then just re-install the valve covers, the T mark access plug, and the alternator nut access plug, and be done. That would be a FRACTION of the time.
Last edited by JimGnitecki; 12-15-2018 at 08:38 PM.