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So here's my question... My feeler gauge slides in hard at first but once it passes the first part of the feeler gauge, it slides easily while in between the lobe and bucket. It's also hard to take out but easy to slide back and fourth while between the two surfaces. Why is it not even resistance sliding in at the beginning and throughout?
First off, im sorry if i word this oddly or come off as a dimwit, ive just been working on my bike for a long time now and my brain is shot. Im just wondering how you guys measure valve clearance with feeler gauges. Is it supposed to move under the cam with some resistance? Or almost no resistance? Or alot of resistance? Im shimming my intake valves and i have taken my bike apart and put it back together like 5 times now trying to get the clearance into spec. One of my intake valves seems fine, but if i press hard i can fit a .17 feeler gauge under it. But i have to give it some force, and its not easy to get back out either. Does forcing a feeler gauge in to a space mean anything or should it slide in fairly easy. Also, if i WERE to run with one intake valve at .17 clearance what would that do to my engine?
Hey riders! I have a little problem on my bike.. when I try to adjust my right side exhaust valve it looks like I can get any feeler gauge down there..its kinda tricky to get down there and it feels like maybe I am compressing the valve spring down because it gets kinda hard to get it in there but it still goes without pushing like crazy.. I left it to where it seemed harder to slide it in and the bike runs fine but I’d like to have some other opinion just to be sure! All three other valves were easy to adjust its just that one!