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what damage con occur by rotating clockwise? i am doing my valves right now and did one rotation clockwise by accident. i was fine till i walked away to get another tool and came back are started clockwise in stead of counter. When i did the clockwise rotation it did sound different, kind of a lowe pitched errrr,errrr sound.

Why would the clymer manual state clockwise?

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what damage con occur by rotating clockwise? i am doing my valves right now and did one rotation clockwise by accident. i was fine till i walked away to get another tool and came back are started clockwise in stead of counter. When i did the clockwise rotation it did sound different, kind of a lowe pitched errrr,errrr sound.

Why would the clymer manual state clockwise?
Because they got it wrong.
going the wrong way sets the rings incorrectly



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what damage con occur by rotating clockwise? i am doing my valves right now and did one rotation clockwise by accident. i was fine till i walked away to get another tool and came back are started clockwise in stead of counter. When i did the clockwise rotation it did sound different, kind of a lowe pitched errrr,errrr sound.

Why would the clymer manual state clockwise?
Because they got it wrong.
going the wrong way sets the rings incorrectly
ok, what exactly does it do to the rings? and will one turn clockwise do any damage?

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what damage con occur by rotating clockwise? i am doing my valves right now and did one rotation clockwise by accident. i was fine till i walked away to get another tool and came back are started clockwise in stead of counter. When i did the clockwise rotation it did sound different, kind of a Lowe pitched error,error sound.

Why would the clymer manual state clockwise?
Because they got it wrong.
going the wrong way sets the rings incorrectly
OK, what exactly does it do to the rings? and will one turn clockwise do any damage?
No. It is just that the rings wear in the direction of operation and take a set to how they seat. Just don't do it very often.



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Doing so can cause the cam chain to jump a tooth.
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Doing so can cause the cam chain to jump a tooth.
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Doing so can cause the cam chain to jump a tooth.
now the cam tensioner or to much slack, jumping a tooth etc. something like that i could see. well i guess i will see what happens when i fire it up. everything possible is going wrong for me today.
couldnt get one valve cover bolt off, finally did (1/2hour + later). lost a socket, still havent found where it went but it was before any of the covers/plugs were taken off. rounded another valve cover bolt. the Factory or suzuki dealer put on way to tight. and if course it was one of the hard to get to ones. etc. etc. I could have rebuild both my motocross bike engines faster and easier than this is going for me. Just one of those days i guess.

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Whao, that is a nice How-to! I checked valves today, and the clearance is at around 0.006 in. I wonder if the clearance can be detrimental to the bike's operation (at that value, my guess is no)? Valves were checked with cold engine, at a 13000km.

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Great write up LAN!
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I finally got around to adjusting my valves today, and thanks to this guide it went pretty well (pending a test ride).

One thing that helped a lot was the fact that I got a feeler gauge that has angled blades and disassembles so that you can take individual blades out of it. Here's a link to the specific tool: http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_1...3947147P?mv=rr

Once I figured out I could take the tool apart, the actual adjustment went quickly. Most of the time I spent was taking parts off to get to the valves.

My only note of caution is if you have any inclination to change your coolant, just drain it before you start the valve adjustment. I got in a hurry and started taking hoses off to get at the valve covers, and ended up with the entire contents of the radiator on the garage floor.

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