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    Quote Originally Posted by PGlaves View Post
    To be properly adjusted, valves MUST be adjusted COLD!!!!!!!
    The owners manual says to adjust while hot and suggests that it will take 12-15 mins of stop and go riding.

    I've heard it can take 30-45 mins to get to operating temperature. Yesterday was a hot day and I think I reached operating temperature rather fast.

    Can anyone confirm engine temperature while adjusting carbs?

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    Carbs should be adjusted at operating temp. Valves should be adjusted cold.
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    Quote Originally Posted by austinob09@gmail.com View Post
    The owners manual says to adjust while hot and suggests that it will take 12-15 mins of stop and go riding.

    I've heard it can take 30-45 mins to get to operating temperature. Yesterday was a hot day and I think I reached operating temperature rather fast.

    Can anyone confirm engine temperature while adjusting carbs?
    Go back and read your post, and that manual, and my post. Yes, CARBS should be adjusted with the engine fully WARMED up (whatever that actually means). But VALVES must be adjusted COLD.
    Paul Glaves - "Big Bend", Texas U.S.A
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    You go out to your bike before riding and check or adjust the valve clearance. Then take the bike out for a 10 mile ride and then adjust the carbs. If you have a fuel injected bike, the process is the same.
    Michael Stock, Trinity, NC
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    Quote Originally Posted by PGlaves View Post
    Go back and read your post, and that manual, and my post. Yes, CARBS should be adjusted with the engine fully WARMED up (whatever that actually means). But VALVES must be adjusted COLD.
    My apologies Paul, itís Monday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by austinob09@gmail.com View Post
    My apologies Paul, itís Monday.
    No problem. I just wanted to make sure problems didn't happen.
    Paul Glaves - "Big Bend", Texas U.S.A
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