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|07-18-2018 09:36 AM|
|FX4||BTW: valve ticking on these motors is healthy, be concerned when you have no ticking.|
|07-18-2018 09:33 AM|
Psych0 knows what he is talking about.
My note: I would be concerned about using an oil thickener like Lukas causing premature engine wear during cold starts. Yeah, it may help for a while with warm engine noise but I believe you will find it causes premature engine wear over time.
|07-17-2018 06:20 PM|
Haven't seen it on the Volusia, but I've seen a few offroad singles that have had the hardfacing worn through on the cam follower/rocker arm. Also have seen where the adjuster puts a slight divot in the tip of the valve stem which will give it more clearance in operation than what it measures with a feeler gauge.
|07-17-2018 09:02 AM|
Originally Posted by toekneedee View Post
On the other, I've never noticed any significant weat on the cam lobes and contact area of the rocker arms.
Usually the valves & seats wear on Japanese motorcycle engines.
|07-16-2018 10:55 PM|
Depends on what part is actually wearing. If the cam lobe or rocker face is wearing the clearance will increase.
|07-15-2018 08:18 PM|
|guitarjim||The sewing machine has character.|
|07-15-2018 08:27 AM|
|volusiacrazy||I just add a cup of saw dust once in a while to quiet them.|
|07-13-2018 01:20 PM|
|mdhyre||Some say the Lucas stabilizer is going to wear out on me and noises will return. Its been six weeks and probaby 500 miles plus or minus. The bike still runs smoother than the day I got it (7,500 mi). Jury is still out on this but I'm still enjoying the quieter engine and I'm still pro Lucas Oil Additives.|
|06-05-2018 12:02 PM|
|06-05-2018 10:08 AM|
Originally Posted by EazyDyz View Post
As the valves repeatedly pound themselves into the valve seats, the clearance between the top of the valve stem, and rocker arm goes away, hence, valves/rocker arms need periodic clearance correction.
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