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- Subject: Valve clearance.
- From: "Eckhard Grohe" <egrohe@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sun, 13 Nov 2005 08:56:18 -0500
>From: Andrew Johnson <sundiaL@xxxxxxx>
Subject: Valve adjustment - looser settings
Has anyone gone as far as 0.30mm on intake clearances? Or out to 0.35 or
on exhausts? Would these looser settings (perhaps in combination with
appropriate TPS, BBS, and throttle stop screws settings) tend to improve
low-end grunt and overall smoothness? Are Oilheads at long-term risk from
looser valve settings?
Rob Lentini tried doubling the valve clearance and found it to make the bike
smoother and reduce the surge. Makes sense as opening the clearance
reduces valve overlap and lift making for milder valve timing.