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Hello all, here are some tips to get your engine service done quickly and accurately with minimal disassembly and a couple homemade tools.

First, the tools:

1: the valve depressor spoon
Made from a 5mm hex key, this tool wraps under the closer (lower) cam to depress is without slippage risk. Just get yourself a torch and hammer and bash it flat, then bend as shown and fiddle with the radius and angles until it fits.
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Just wiggle it under, apply force down, and watch the cam go down. The opener cam should be moved to the side, I'm just demonstrating on a spare parts head that is broken.

Attach a neodymium magnet or one of those magnets on the end of a telescoping pole to the top lip of the closer shim. When you push it down, the retaining rings automatically come off, no loss risk.

More to come.
 

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They look pretty fresh too.

Next post is synching throttle bodies on the bike without disconnecting anything. 30 minute job.
 

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Firstly, the required tools.
1: manometer. I made my own and actually prefer it over store bought as it is theoretically 2x as precise. Very simple design as you can see.
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2nd tool: a piece of metal this size
I used this little crappy wrench thing, but a hacksaw blade of the right thickness cut down about 1.75" long would work. Critical dimension is the thickness (1mm±0.02mm)
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Last tool is a heat shield:
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This is just a piece of leather with some fiberglass aluminized firewall shielding adhered to the back. The shielding can be purchased as oreilleys.

The procedure will be outlined in a video that is currently in progress.
 
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