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Old 05-27-2010, 11:07 AM   #2611
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You might need a little help, but the 200 is perfect to learn to adjust valves.
OK, Thanks for the help.
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Old 05-27-2010, 11:33 AM   #2612
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OK, Thanks for the help.

Let us know if you have any questions. Crack loose the cap over the end of the crank while the engine is hot. Sometimes they're stuck really bad when the engine is cold. When you put the cap back on, tighten it just barely past finger-tight.

But remember, check the valves with the engine cold.
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Old 05-27-2010, 12:16 PM   #2613
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OK, Thanks for the help.
You'll be fine, I learned to do my very first valve adjustment on my $20,000 BMW, and it ran fine afterwards. Just take your time and double-check things. You can't screw anything up just removing the cover and checking the valves, and if they're in spec then you don't have to do anything anyway, just install the cover.

Start with the thinnest gauge for what's in spec and see if it slides in easily, then just keep using thicker gauges till you get to the largest spec for that valve. If the thinnest slide in but the thickest doesn't, then it's in spec. I usually try to set them in the middle and you'll develop a feel for how tight they should be for a specific gauge. It should be snug but still easily slide in and out.

Make sure the tappets/rockers are loose, just grab them and wiggle them, if they're tight, then you're probably not at TDC of the compression stroke and need to rotate the engine another revolution. Make sure you're spinning the engine in the proper direction as well. It's easy if you shift the tranny into 5th and use the rear wheel, just rotate the wheel in the direction of travel and you can't screw it up.

When I was teaching my son to adjust the valves on his dirt bike he asked how did he know which valve was exhaust and which was intake? I then asked him where the exhaust pipe was and where was the carburetor? Took him a minute but then the light came on.

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Old 05-27-2010, 12:25 PM   #2614
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Counter-clockwise. I find it's easier to use the bolt on the end of the crank to turn the motor because of all the slack in the chain and transmission. But using the rear wheel works, too. (Those of us who are used to BMWs get used to that)
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Old 05-27-2010, 12:37 PM   #2615
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Counter-clockwise. I find it's easier to use the bolt on the end of the crank to turn the motor because of all the slack in the chain and transmission. But using the rear wheel works, too. (Those of us who are used to BMWs get used to that)
I do to but didn't have my manual in front of me. Ran out to the shop and grabbed it an updated my post.
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Old 05-27-2010, 01:09 PM   #2616
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I do to but didn't have my manual in front of me. Ran out to the shop and grabbed it an updated my post.
Thanks for posting the relevant page. That ought to help bburnette.
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Old 05-27-2010, 03:10 PM   #2617
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Try this great photo how to on Suzuki/Quingqi/Qlink valve adjustment...

http://www.mychinamoto.com/forums/sh...lve-Adjustment

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Old 05-27-2010, 03:16 PM   #2618
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Try this great photo how to on Suzuki/Quingqi/Qlink valve adjustment...

http://www.mychinamoto.com/forums/sh...lve-Adjustment

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Old 05-28-2010, 08:21 AM   #2619
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Thanks for the help, I am planning on doing it this afternoon. All these posts will be a big help.
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Old 05-28-2010, 09:43 AM   #2620
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Is a 99 street legal, one owner DR200 in excellent condition with just over 1K miles on it worth $1500? Anything to look out for?

Somebody school me on the DR200. Don't know anything about them and don't have time to go through 100+ pages of this forum.

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Old 05-28-2010, 10:13 AM   #2621
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Thanks for the help, I am planning on doing it this afternoon. All these posts will be a big help.
I too am going to attempt to check my valves. How should I remove the gas tank?
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Old 05-28-2010, 10:26 AM   #2622
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I too am going to attempt to check my valves. How should I remove the gas tank?
Take the side covers off, (remove screws and unplug covers from grommetts) unbolt and remove the seat, remove two bolts holding the rear of the tank down, remove hoses from tank, and slide backward.
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Old 05-28-2010, 11:27 AM   #2623
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Take the side covers off, (remove screws and unplug covers from grommetts) unbolt and remove the seat, remove two bolts holding the rear of the tank down, remove hoses from tank, and slide backward.
Which hoses? The one directly connected to the tank itself? Or at the petcock?

It seems like a fuel line exits the tank from the front and connects to a black box mounted adjacent to the carb. What is this?

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Old 05-28-2010, 12:14 PM   #2624
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Which hoses? The one directly connected to the tank itself? Or at the petcock?

It seems like a fuel line exits the tank from the front and connects to a black box mounted adjacent to the carb. What is this?
Pull the hoses off the spigots on the tank. You might have to get them started with a flat-bladed screwdriver.

Black box? One of the lines coming from the tank is a vacuum line. Is that the one?
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Old 05-28-2010, 01:54 PM   #2625
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Pull the hoses off the spigots on the tank. You might have to get them started with a flat-bladed screwdriver.

Black box? One of the lines coming from the tank is a vacuum line. Is that the one?

Answered my own question. There are (3) connections that need to be disconnected to remove the tank. I kept a bucket nearby in-case gas started flowing.

(2) lines from the petcock to the carb. One fuel line, one vaccum line.
(1) line from the front of the fuel tank which connects to the 'black box' which my friend states is some sort of gasoline vapor recovery canister. It could be California only, but I am not positive.

But nothing leaks if you unplug all three, except for a couple drops of gas.
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