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  1. 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
  2. I have a 2000 big bear 400 manual shift. Does not have a shift lever on gender like a Kodiak has left foot operated rn12345 on left foot lever. I replaced the stator and pick up coil and now it is difficult to shift. I marked (indexed) the lever, rod and pivot clamp prior to removal and not sure where to go . Maybe a clutch adjustment ? Anyone have a manual for this model ? I was sent a manual but it is for a shiftless Kodiak yet it states big bear as well
  3. I have searched all over and can't find anything on how to adjust the valves on my sons 2007 Polaris sportsman 90. Has anyone done this? Anyone have a manual for the 90 showing how to do it? I need to get this done pretty quick, since he has a ride coming very soon. Thanks. JD
  4. 1994 King Quad 300. I replaced the rear pads a few weeks ago. After I adjust the foot and hand lever mechanisms, I get decent stopping power and the parking brake holds fine. But after just a little bit of use, the brake controls (both foot and hand lever) seem to be out of adjustment again. I'm fairly certain I've got the fastners tight everywhere they need to be, but I can't seem to get this gremlin licked. Any suggestions appreciated.
  5. I have an '04 Kodiak and an '03 Foreman S. The manual for the Kodiak shows 0-.39 inch tow in, the Foreman manual shows a 3/4 - 1 1/2 inch tow out. I have noticed my tires wear like they are being torn. I have just put new tires on the front and would like to get this correct to get the longest life out of my tires while getting the best handling. It seems to me that the settings for the Kodiak and about what should be for the Foreman S to get the best wear and handling. I suspect the Foreman service manual is incorrect. Any help would be appreciated. Bill
  6. i have a 1984 Honda ATC125m. the clutch it slipping. i dont know jack about these things. im told there is a clutch adjustment screw under the right case cover. which way should i turn it to for the adjustment?
  7. hi: i have a 2001 kawasaki bayou 300 4x4 atv., and have just replaced the primary clutch"s pack. centrifugal clutch, one-way roller clutch and the bushing,. and have it all back together. now i need to adjust the clutch, i have a clymers repair manual, but it is still not that clear to me. how you go about it. any ideals? thanks
  8. I worked for gm as a line tech for 10years in the 80's n 90's and was wondering how diffacult it would be to adjust the vales on this quad i just got It's an 03 bayuu 250 new to this site and looking for a pdf manuel also thanks in advance for all yur help
  9. im wondering how i can adjust my fox shocks on my predator to lower the quad! i am new to the adjustable shock world since my 400ex shocks were stock! any help would be greatly appreciated!
  10. Anyone know of a good thread about adjusting the valves. I noticed Saturday when I took my son riding that there was a noticeable loss of power in his recon. Ive replaced the plug and it was running fresh gas. Im going to adjust the clutch in the morning, but I am leaning more towards the valves since Ive had to adjust them on my suzuki and my daughters yamaha in the past, for the same reason. I have no experience with honda and I wanna make sure Its done right. Thanks in advance.
  11. Polaris ATV Valve Adjustment Tips | Expert Village Videos
  12. Indicators that tell you to check your toe-in.

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