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  2. Heres my findings during the valve adjusting process. The two exhaust valves were just less than .004" and the intake valves were tight with no gap causing pressure on the valve it's self. Everything is now adjusted to .006". So I took the bike out for a little run today and I noticed a few things. First the "Pros" The first thing was how easy the bike started, next was how the idle had smoothed out. The idle dosn't fluxuate as much anymore. Throttle responce is a tad better too. Now the only "Con" if you can call it a "Con". There is now a valve train noise that was not there before I did the adjustment. I guess the slight ticking sound is normal, also good for the Cam and the general performance of the engine. Only a "Con" because of the noise.
  3. I've never done this before but after reading a few thread I decided to check my valves for the first time and to my surprise it was much easier than I thought. My bike is a 2005 Sp 500 HO. I first pulled the seat and the right side panel off, and that's it! It wasn't too bad to get at. Next I pulled the spark plug out and removed both the head cover ( 8-8mm bolts) [ATTACH]1021[/ATTACH] then the side cam cover (5-8mm bolts). [ATTACH]1023[/ATTACH] Also remove the plug in the recoil cover (14mm bolt) to see the timming marks. [ATTACH]1022[/ATTACH] Next I turned the engine over with the pull cord untill it was at TDC of the compression stroke. The best was to tell that your at TDC of the compression stroke is to rotate the engine until the timing marks are parallel to rocker cover gasket surface. The cam sprocket locating pin will be facing upward directly in line with the crankshaft to camshaft center line. Now fine adjust by looking into the timing hole in the recoil cover and line up the upside down "T" on the flywheel into the center of the hole. [ATTACH]1023[/ATTACH] Now using a feeler gauge, slide the .006" (.15mm)blade between the top of the valve and the bottom of the adjuster and adjust accordingly [ATTACH]1024[/ATTACH] [ATTACH]1025[/ATTACH] To adjust, Loosen the locknut (10mm) and check clearance with a feeler guage. Clearance should be .006" (.15mm) for both, intake and exhaust valves. Turn the adjuster with a stubby flat blade screwdriver untill the proper clearance is achieved then tighten the locknut (5.8-7.2 ft. lbs) while holding the adjuster in place with the screwdriver. Re-check the clearance with the feeler guage one last time and re-assemble the covers (72 in.lbs) and plugs. The only thing that i noticed was that I had to clean and silicone the side cam cover other than that I found the whole process rather simple. I'd give it a 4 out of 10 on the skill level scale. I hope this helps! Thanks Rich
  4. I've used a few products with some good results. The first product is Maxima SC1 Clear Coat. [ATTACH]1019[/ATTACH] This stuff works great, easy to use and smell good too. Clean your bike and spray it on. Leave it sit over night and your plastics will look like new. The other stuff that I tried that gave me some decent results was Mop & Glo. [ATTACH]1020[/ATTACH] Just apply with sponge brush slowly so not to make air bubbles and let dry over night. Both products act like a clear coat and hide all the little surface scratches
  5. Looks great, Nice job installing but I bet it was a bit of a PITA I also bet the old cougers just love it!
  6. Good morning QC, wet and rainy today in Southern Ontario
  7. Mossy Oak Graphic 3M Vinyl Mod Before After
  8. What! No pictures of anyone stuck? Looks like you guys had a blast, I can't wait to get out riding again.
  9. Welcome to QUADCRAZY Scrammy! Nice to see another Polaris Fan here. Great site and a lot of knowledgeable people too!

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