Motorcycle Valve Adjustment Specs?

Answer Overhead cam systems are almost synonymous with motorcycle valves. There are a few exceptions. Some bikes still use pushrods. Ducati uses a fundamentally different kind of overhead valve, called a ... Read More »

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How to Do a Valve Adjustment?

Valve adjustments are made with a cold engine--the purpose is to adjust the valves so that as the engine heats up and the valve adjusters expand, they do not keep the valves open. The valves need t... Read More »

How to Perform a Valve Adjustment?

Each car engine contains intake and exhaust valves. When the engine is running, these need to open a specific amount to allow the car to run smoothly. This clearance varies depending on the model o... Read More »

How to Do an XR350R Valve Adjustment?

The XR350R was produced by Honda between 1983 and 1985 as a middleweight off-road racing motorcycle. The XR's 339 cc single-cylinder engine used an unusual design that employed a dual intake and ex... Read More »

What is a valve adjustment?

Like anything else made of metal, an engine's internal components, heads and block expand and contract with changes in temperature. A well-adjusted valve train will compensate for heat expansion an... Read More »