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Old 03-25-2013, 06:12 PM   #2854
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Originally Posted by adkfreeridex View Post
So in an effort to try and find the cause of my poor mileage and loss of power, I adjusted my valve clearances. All were pretty close to spec, but the right exhaust took about five full turns out before I could get the gauge in. I buttoned everything back up, and the bike runs good, seems smoother but it could be because I want it to. But now I'm getting loud tapping from what I think is right exhaust valve. I have searched and found that it is connected to a decompression unit and that my method for clearance wont work. can anyone tell me how to properly set the clearance on this valve? Thanks!
You need to turn the engine just past TDC (top-dead-center) so the decompresser releases that valve before you check it ;)

From memory you usally hear a "clack" as the decompresser lets go, you only need to go about 5 degrees past TDC...

With the valve loose as it is now, you should be able to turn the engine past TDC and see when the gap opens up to know when the decompresser has let go...

Good luck :)

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