Hello guys ,I have some questions about valve adjustments ,
I found this tread and decided to subscribe in instead of posting new one.
My bike is 1997 m900 which I bough soon and which I drove for around 40 miles max. before the winter came. Then I decided to change the belts and do the valve adjustment. The exhaust pipe right after the vertical cylinder shines if the engine works on idle for around 4-5 minutes /when it is dark/. A friend of mine said that it is time for valve adjustment.
On the vertical cylinder I measure
Intake opener: 0.003"
Intake closer: 0.006"
The exhaust opener is so tight that I can't stick in even 0.0015".
What I need to do ,take off the opener shim and shave it with sandpaper till get 0.003"-004" clearance? The intake closer is too loose I think ,should be 000"-0.001" from what I read.
The same is with the horizontal head.
the exhaust opener is too tight ,I can't measure it.
I believe all the measurements I did are correct, I double checked with another engine rotation to TDC. What are my options ,can you help? Thanks.