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Valve adjustment

Discussion in 'Scrambler How-To's and Guides' started by greer, Jul 11, 2016.

  1. greer

    greer Well-Known Member

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    Any of you plan to adjust your own valves?

    Sarah
     
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    Nope, they're a real bugger to get to on the Scrambler, it's very compact! Plus I don't have a big box of shims and can't be arsed to get them posted ;-) I've rebuilt motors before where I've dropped the heads in to a local indie to be reshimmed. Earlier heads need a factory tool, not sure about these though.
     
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    I'll be doing mine. I've done the valves on loads of Ducatis before, both 2V and 4V, and don't see it as a problem.
     
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    That's good to hear, Derek. We've generally tended to the valves on other bikes, some with shims, but mostly screw and lock nut. I hope to tackle this, but have to say I'm spooked. Are these particular shims Ducati only? I figure so. Thanks again.

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    It's not a difficult process Sarah. The shims are indeed Ducati specific. The openers are easy to access and change, the closers much less so, but if you are patient and take your time to understand how the system works most average mechanics should have little difficulty. Always measure 3 times to be sure you don't get a spurious reading.
     
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    Talking to the guy that did mine, the main pain is access :)
     
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    That's where patience is required :)
     
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    I plan on doing all of my own maintenance.

    Read up and take your time and its not rocket science.
     
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    It may be worth buying a replacement fuel line clip just in case ;-)
     
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    Hello
    Or cut the fuel lines for the first dismount and install quick connectors on both hoses for future dismount.
     
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    Thanks, thanks, everybody. I've got the fuel line disconnect tool from Motowheels on the way, there's step one. Thanks for the guide Derek, I'll start studying. More questions to come, for sure. First off, we've always found TDC by bumping the rear wheel, that OK for this bike, I reckon? Thanks again.

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