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thisnobody
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PostSubject: Valve Lash Adjustment   Mon Jun 23, 2014 3:17 pm

This weekend I adjusted the valve lash on my 2005 M50. I noticed a little ticking and the beach trip is soon so I though I would tackle it.
I did it on Sat. in a 4 hrs. Fired it up and the ticking was now tapping, no good. Sunday I tore it back down and did it again in about two hrs. realizing my mistake. When I adjusted the engine #1 I did not do a full four stroke rotation resetting all valves. I will say this was not as bad as I thought it would be, but it was not joyful. The first go around was full of cursing, the next was full of praying. It worked.
Thanks to all the people who have posted their methods and outcomes.
 
Ted

Suzuki Boulevard Valve Adjustment <-LINK
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PostSubject: Re: Valve Lash Adjustment   Mon Jun 23, 2014 4:22 pm

That's what it's all about Ted. thanks for posting your results    
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PostSubject: Re: Valve Lash Adjustment   Mon Jun 23, 2014 5:14 pm

Good job. It took me all Frickin day.  
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PostSubject: Re: Valve Lash Adjustment   Mon Jun 23, 2014 8:04 pm

Good to know that, pleased you posted  
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PostSubject: Re: Valve Lash Adjustment   Mon Jun 23, 2014 9:01 pm

Pleased all is well, nice to read.  
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PostSubject: Re: Valve Lash Adjustment   Mon Jun 23, 2014 9:33 pm

Hi Ted,

I can appreciate your dismay after your first attempt, but was pleased to hear you had picked up on the advice posted elsewhere on the forum regarding 'best practice' for setting valve clearance.

But now you've done it once, you will find it easier next time - & won't get it wrong again.

Pleased you've got it sorted.     Yam
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PostSubject: Re: Valve Lash Adjustment   Mon Jun 23, 2014 9:57 pm

Thanks for sharing Ted,people always take more notice when mistakes are made.We all do it,and it is a good learning curve.
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PostSubject: Re: Valve Lash Adjustment   Tue Jun 24, 2014 3:10 am

I have compiled a write up of the procedure procured from various locales into one article.
It can be located here: http://www.scribd.com/doc/231064880/Suzuki-Boulevard-Valve-Adjustment
Also thanks for the positive feedback from across the pond.
 Ted
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PostSubject: Re: Valve Lash Adjustment   Tue Jun 24, 2014 8:14 am

Hi Ted,
Great link & walk through on how to set up the valve clearances - should help anyone who is uncertain of what is required.
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PostSubject: Re: Valve Lash Adjustment   Tue Jun 24, 2014 8:34 am

Thats brilliant Ted, a great help.  
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