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Old 09-02-2007, 01:05 AM   #1
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Default So since I'm waiting on my replacement carbs.....parts list

Mine as well, since it's apart and the carbs will take a week or so to get here.

1. I'm going to check valve clearances. I have a receipt saying they were done, but the same 'mechanics' cleaned the carbs and didn't care to mention the HOLE in the carb itself

2. I'm going to order the parts needed to rebuild the 'new to me' carbs. Do it now, do it right and be done with it. I'll look at Special K's offerings and email him

3. I thought the valve cover gasket was seeping, but it appears to be the separator / breather cover that bolts on top. I'll clean that out as well...is there a gasket under there?


4. Cam chain tensioner spring - Figure it's cheap insurance. There's a definite 'rattle / tap' coming from that general area so it's either the valve clearance or the CCT spring.

Anything else motor wise?

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Old 09-02-2007, 03:06 AM   #2
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3: Yeah , there's some "stuff" under there .
Without really knowing what you got and what's going on , hard telling . We know you have carb issues , but that's about it .
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Old 09-02-2007, 05:55 AM   #3
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3: Yeah , there's some "stuff" under there .
Without really knowing what you got and what's going on , hard telling . We know you have carb issues , but that's about it .
Just want to check / do the 'easy' things since I've already got the carbs off.

I've got a bit of a rattle. I'm going to verify it isn't valves or CCT spring, and exhaust leak.

Clean the motor up a bit.

Probably lube all the cables and get all the 'general' maintenance stuff done as well, clean the chain / re-lube etc, that way when I get the carbs sorted out I can just RIDE it..
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Old 09-02-2007, 07:42 AM   #4
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good idea .. if its got to be apart .. use the time to get at things you cant normally get to .. im sure chris will post shortly with a list of other recommeneded things to do .. so i will just leave any ideas to the expert .. good luck and hope you get her running again soon
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okay, here I am.
1. yes adjust the valves without know the year I don't know if it's shim or screw, but screws are easy, shims are not.
3. There is a breather cover gasket but it's VERY UNLIKELY that is leaking.
4. That rattle/tap is cert6ainly valve chatter, no need to replace the CCT spring.
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Old 09-02-2007, 01:30 PM   #6
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1. yes adjust the valves without know the year I don't know if it's shim or screw, but screws are easy, shims are not.


'91 so it's shim. Not a biggie, can't be harder than some of the weird project cars I've worked on. I'm sure the hardest part is finding / getting the shims

There is a breather cover gasket but it's VERY UNLIKELY that is leaking

it might be just dirty and need cleaned out. But there is 'seepage' from there. I'll take it apart, clean it and check it out
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there is a clearance chart, Steves can post it, I've seen him do it before. If your clearance is X then you need X shim, once you know what you need, order the shims from a dealer.
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there you go.
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and no it's not 1991 is screw. 88-91 is screw J, K, L, M. And 92-97 are shim N, P, R, S, T, V.
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