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    K Bike valve adjustment

    Hello y'all

    Can someone spell out to procedure to adjust the valves on an 85' K100?



    Thanks


    Richard

    Commerce, Michigan

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    K bike valve check

    Do you have a Clymer or Haynes manual? that helps.
    Usually all I do is check my valves. I had an '85 which did need one shim.
    this 91 k 100 I checked this spring. 2 intake valves are a mm closer than specs. However we decided to leave it alone. First time I had checked them since I had purchased the bike in 03. Or at that time 75,000 miles ago!

    What's the problem? Or just tinkering?

    tim lindstrom
    91k100lt

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    1. Remove valve cover.
    2. Systematically rotate the engine so that, one at a time, the points on the cam lobes are pointing straight away from the cam follower(s). Measure the gap for each valve. Write it down. Spec is .15mm (.006in) intake, .30mm (.012in) exhaust.
    3. If any valves are out of range you need to position the cam so it is pointing away from the follower for that valve - use the special tools to depress and hold the follower, extract the shim, and replace the shim with the appropriate thicker or thinner shim. Measure the shim and pick the right replacement.
    Paul Glaves - "Big Bend", Texas U.S.A
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    Thanks for your replys.

    I assume work is done with a cold engine.


    Thanks



    Richard

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    Quote Originally Posted by RICHO2006 View Post
    Thanks for your replys.

    I assume work is done with a cold engine.


    Thanks



    Richard
    Yes the work is to be done when the engine is cold.
    Roy G.
    85 K100RT Ol Ruby "Gone but not forgotten"
    02 K1200LTC Hoss "Wrecked on 9/21/14"
    12 R1200RT

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