Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Southwest Virginia - West of I-77
I pretty much wrapped this valve-adjustment job up today.
Rode the bike home shortly after lunch. The valves, exhausts, especially, should be much "looser" now. I moved them roughly 0.010 inches. A bunch. Don't have my records in front of me, but I ended up moving the exhausts a lot.
Bike started instantly and idles and pulls well. I might now be hearing a gentle tic-tic-tic at idle (an indication of exhaust valves on the loose side of nominal?), but it doesn't sound bad, maybe just a tiny bit different.
Rode the bike across a steep mountain road to home. Opened it up on a long, steep upgrade. She pulled hard and felt fine.
Maybe change oil this PM, then lube the chain, gas up and ride a week or two, then maybe bleed the brakes. That should do it for awhile.
2007 Wee. Blue. Bought at 5K miles. Sold at 32K+ miles. Gone but not forgotten.
2012 Wee2 Adventure. Black. Bought at 26K miles. Now 44K+. Love it!