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post #1 of 7 Old 03-17-2019, 04:45 PM Thread Starter
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Help - mystery part after valve adjustment

thanks for opening this. Hopefully someone will be able to help me with this.

I took the bike part 2 adjust the valves for ski season, and then didn't have any weekends to finish it up until this weekend.

As a result, I have one part leftover!

Does anyone recognize it and can they tell me where it goes?

I took everything off, including the radiator, required to do the valve adjustment. I tore into the brakes, front brakes, a little bit. As well as the left handlebar protector.

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that looks like it might be the spacer used on the bolt, on the upper left side of the radiator. The holder on the radiator has a rubber bushing into which the bolt slides through and threads into the frame. That looks like the spacer that goes on the bolt before shoving it into the rubber mount.

specifically part #4 at https://www.ronayers.com/oemparts/a/...563a8/radiator
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that looks like it might be the spacer used on the bolt, on the upper left side of the radiator. The holder on the radiator has a rubber bushing into which the bolt slides through and threads into the frame. That looks like the spacer that goes on the bolt before shoving it into the rubber mount.

specifically part #4 at https://www.ronayers.com/oemparts/a/...563a8/radiator
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Good thoughts!

Turns out, it's the left handguard/clutch bolt spacer.

Phew!
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How many miles are on your bike? Does the bike sound any different after the valve adjustment?
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The valves were done @ 30.5k miles on the clock - this was the first check, and all the valves were within spec, but the left front exhaust was .03 within range.

It doesn't seem to sound any different- but it does seem to run better (I think this is in my imagination). Note - increased valve clearance means more aggressive valve opening - essentially, the bucket is on a steeper part of the cam when opening begins. It might actually make more torque with more clearance.

The valve adjustment took a LOT longer than I thought it was going to. I set the clearance on all the cylinders to the maximum and don't plan to ever check them again.
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