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What is meant by ' Valve clearence ' ,How to adjust it.

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"Valve Clearance" refers to the small gap between the valve lifter and the valve stem that allows the valve to completely close. Remove the Valve Cover and set the crankshaft to the timing marks (only found in your service manual), for each particular valve to be completely closed. Loosen lock nut and set with a feeler guage then retighten the locking nut on the adjustment shaft. Four valves = four adjustments. Does this help?

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The written explanation by the other two guys should suffice. Below is a diagram to help put an image in your mind. One diagram is worth 997 words.

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Adjusting the valves depends on the engine setup. I am going to use just a generic type. Clearence is a mesurment between the end or the stem of a valve and the cam or lever that actuates that valve. Lets say .012 inch is ruff the thickness of a match book cover (not exactly but example) Your spects say that much clearence is needed on the exhaust valve, then once it is adjusted the match book cover should slide in and feel some risistance going in & out. Now, I just looked up your cycle if it is the one I found, that is a cool bike. You have a push rod engine I believe. Looking at the pictures. You will have a fulcrum lever type of valve set up. A rod pushes the lever up on one side to push the valve down on the other. You measure your clearence here on top of the valve and adjust it on the other end with a screw and lock nut. loosen the lock nut and screw the adjustment screw (up, down) till the disired clearence is met. The easy way is to watch both valves one side is the intake one closest to the carb. the exhaust is closest to the exhaust pipe. Turn the engine by hand (remove the spark plug for easier tuning). watch the valves one will go down and adjust the other one then do the opposite for the ohter valve. if you see the valves rocking (meaning one going up the other going down at the same time) keep turning till one moves without the other. I hope this helps you. work slow, ride careful.

Posted on Jul 02, 2009

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SOURCE: how do you inspect valve clearence and adjust the valves???

you use a set of feeler guages to measure the gap between the valve and the tappet (the arm that opens the valve) there is a intake and exhaust gap setting. you'll have to do some research to find out what the gap should be for your motor.

Posted on Apr 18, 2009

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SOURCE: How do I adjust ZZR1400 valve clearence

The valve lash adjustments on these bikes are done with shims on a COLD engine.
Intake valves 0.15-0.20
Exhaust valves 0.22-.0.27
Check the specs on your emissions sticker to confirm...California bikes are subject to change.
If you are not familiar with timing marks and adjustment procedures, i recommend you buy the manual and follow the steps outlined, the illustrations are also a big help.
Good luck, i hope this helps.

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The first picture explains a good way to figure out which side the noisy lifter is coming from, by using a stethoscope.

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The second picture is showing how the excessive clearence in between the valve and the valve stem itself cause's the ticking sound you hear. Of course you will need to remove the rocker cover to get to the vavle assembly.

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The 3rd picture shows the wear on the face of the lifter or lash adjuster once you have pulled it out, and once again you will need to remove the valve train to do this. Just mark with a white marker the valves with the excessive clearence before you pull the valve assembly off.

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The 4th picture is showing how to remove the valve lash adjuster from the rocker itself. As it says in the pic. be sure not to damage the O-ring as you remove it.

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The 5th picture is showing how to depress the check ball in the lash adjuster once it is remove so that the excess oil can be removed from it prior to cleaning and inspecting it.

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The 6th picture is showing that carburettor cleaner is sprayed on the lash adjuster, but make sure that the oring is carefully removed first. Then check for wear and tarnishing after cleaning.

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The 7th picture is showing the adjuster fully submerged in a cleaning solution like Calite to thoroughly clean it and while it is submerged, working the check ball in and out to get it really clean.

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Reassemble the rocker and valve assembly to the head and make valve clearence adjustments.

The last picture shows the refitting of the rocker cover with new gaskets and sealant being used, you don't want to have to remove it because its leaking.

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Well I hope that this quick overveiw of repairing those noisy and rattly lifters will be of great use and also save you a bit of money.

Happy motoring everyone.

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