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How do you adjust the valves on a 2007 C50 Boulevard? I have pulled the tank and changed plugs. I have the Clymers Maintenance manual, but the valve covers sit directly under the frame of the bike.

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  • mrhmcycles May 11, 2010

    How much space do you have between the top cover and the frame, if there is at least 40mm then you could attempt to remove the cover, but if not then you might have to loosen some mounting bolts and drop the motor slightly. a few cm's makes a big differance...

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I've got an 06 C50. It IS a very tight work space to adjust the valves, especially the rear intake valves. To give yourself a little more working room on the rear valves, move the chrome tube (located directly above the rear covers) to the side by removing the 2 bolts that connect it to the back of the rear jug.

Remove all of the valve cover nuts and bolts BEFORE you remove the covers and BEFORE you remove the spark plugs. This prevents the potential to loose them down in the engine, which is a whole other problem.

The VoluisaRiders site has A LOT of information on how to do this, someone a few years ago created a how-to for this task with pics and is virtually step by step. That is what I use (done it 3 times so far). Also there is a method for setting the valves without using feeler gauges, making the task MUCH easier, but that is a personal preferance,

I would give it a 3 out of 5 wrenches in difficulty, so make sure you know what you're getting into before beginning.

Posted on Oct 09, 2009

  • travis swartzentruber Sep 24, 2012

    Do you have that step by step procedure on a link or file that you can post/send me? Would like to take a look at that before adjusting the valves on my bike. Thanks.

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