I tried the screwdriver trick at first but it was slipping out. Then I used wooden shims from h Home Depot and they held great. Had to remove cams several times though, everything had to be absolutely perfect 😀
I have that tool. It slips off the closing rocker arm too easily.I believe they are referring to using a screwdriver for holding the closer rocker arm depressed. For the Multi, I ran a healthy sized ziptie through one of the holes in the rocker arm. This acted as a great handle. Meanwhile, I used a small bit of grease on a screwdriver as you describe for putting the half rings in place. For the Hyper, I used one of these to hold the closer down:
Rocker Holder Tool 2V 7mm-8mm | EMSDUC
When I went to the dealer to get shims the service manager was being helpful and asked to see my measurements. He told me they all were within tolerance and there was no need to adjust any of them and if they were doing the service they wouldn't. But like you said why wouldn't you adjust a clearance that was boreline after having it all apart? Because that would take the mechanic longer and time is money.I took my MTS to the dealer for the 15k only because it was the middle of the riding season and I didn't want the bike to be out of commission for the 2 weeks it might take me to do it myself. But, I ended up regretting that decision, not because of the cost (<$900 including checking the valves, replacing air filter, belts, spark plugs, oil filter, Motul 300V and coolant flush), but mostly because the dealer did a half arse job on the valves. According to the notes of the valve readings I got from the dealer, they were all "technically" within spec, but not a small number were right on the border line. Instead of changing out the shims to tighten up the tolerances while the mechanic had the bike apart, they just leave everything as is! Pissed me off because now I'll most likely be out of spec before I get to the 30k mark.
This lends more credence to the old saw; if you want something done right DIY! Armed with your fine photo guide, I will be doing this myself next time around.
I had the same problem with one of them. The insert that is molded into the airbox is just too small for that size bolt. Like you, I eventually was able to spin it out so what I did to fix it was took an M6 bolt (M6x30) and bolted it in from the inside out with the threaded "stud" sticking out. I put as flat washer and regular nut on the outside to hold it in place and the nut fits under the molded part of the snorkel. Then to attach the snorkel I used another flat washer and a second M6 nut. I attached a photo but overlooked taking one with the air snorkel off! :crying:As I posted earlier....the bottom bolt, holding on the air intake snorkel, just spun when I tried to remove it. Short story: I removed it, bolt/brass fitting in one piece, and then glued it back in. I also used liberal amounts of anti-seize on the 3 bolts holding the snorkel on. The 2 others 'popped' when I removed them so..... Since I was the last guy to have it apart, Im flumoxed. Im OCD when it comes to putting my bikes back together and the only thing I can think of is during my rides, in 'weather', some how it got slightly stuck. Be careful when putting those pesky snorkel bolts back in....
I waited, (and waited) but no one else chimed in so:Talking about valve adjustments, I was cleaning out my toolbox last weekend and came upon these tools. I remember buying them from someone on some forum a few years ago. He made them, and they were supposed to be used for Duc valve adjustments, although I'm guessing probably 2V. Looking at them today, I haven't got a clue. They look like something my dentist would use in 'Little Shop of Horrors'.
Anybody see any way to use these things on valves? Just curious...
You're memory is just fine, Tbare. Had to pop a couple of zip ties and remove the cover holding the lines down under the seat, then was able to wiggle it out.Ducseeker,
I may have loosened up the hardware that held those brake lines in place in order to move them. My memory is sketchy on that, I had bigger issues with spinning well nut and various surprises left by the hack mechanic that did some warranty work.