Tighten the adjuster on the rocker arm until the pushrod is fairly hard to turn with your thumb and fore finger and the pushrod has no up and down play at all. Then an additional 1/2 turn tighter will get you where you want to be. Remember the valve you are playing with has to be completely closed which means the lifter has to be on the bottom circle of the cam.....Joe
I will try that. You just jogged my memory in that when I first got the bike, I was checking everything over, and snugged up the valve cover screws just a bit. I had to back them off because I could here a valve clicking. Certainly worth a try! Thanks!!
Tried loosening the valve cover screws a bit today while listening with my stethoscope. I could hear 1 or 2 clacking on each side. As I loosened the screws a bit, the clacking stopped. Same on both sides. Thanks Allan for the idea! :capwin:
If I don't wind up with any leaks, I'll leave the gaskets alone for now. But I will change them to the thicker rubber ones in the future, (Thanks Dean) if not sooner. I guess after a while, the gaskets must compress with age. Kinda like my spine! Ha Ha!!
Live and learn. You guys are the BEST!