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Great job Brad!

As always there are slight differences in style/methods but there are more similarities than differences. This should be stickied on the site somewhere.

Good to know I am not the only aging mechanic making due with failing eyesight in a small part world!
 

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.... "not much point telling me I'm doing it wrong ... I don't care ... this is how I do it" ...

Best quote of the 5th video. In so many of these procedures there's usually more than one "right way" of doing things. I love Brad's attitude on that.

When I owned/operated my warranty/service/repair shop for fifteen years (7k ft/sq facility, eighteen employees), I used to tell newer techs that "there is usually a hundred right ways to do most things". They knew I wasn't being literal, and took that statement as the general philosophy it was meant to be.

Nice vids. Keep on keepin' on!

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Great job Brad!

As always there are slight differences in style/methods but there are more similarities than differences. This should be stickied on the site somewhere.

Good to know I am not the only aging mechanic making due with failing eyesight in a small part world!
anything you do different?

i have a pair of +3 glasses i look at collets with. i have to hold them between (guessing) 100 and 110mm from my face for the focal length to allow me to see anything :grin2:, but they really help. i remember nick at valley desmo had "safety glasses" (you know the typical look) in generic prescription style, never seen that out here.

when i first started wearing glasses i had trouble picking the tools at sight on the bench, because they were suddenly all bigger.
 

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mike does all the hard work. i just bang on and try not to say anything stupid.
Then don't forget to thank Mike for me as well!

I always love videos like these. Even if I will never switch my cams or time them, I like watching how it's done by somebody who knows what he's doing.
 

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Good to see the extent of the job. Looks to be way less of a headache with the motor removed - assuming the motor would be coming out for other reasons.

For those that did valves at recommended intervals was there any noticeable difference in performance afterward? Bike might be feeling a bit sluggish, and miles-wise it's about due.
 

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Hello Brad and thank you very much for making these videos. I'm adjusting the valves on my 1999 900SS following your method and I need some advice.

On my vertical cylinder I installed new openers and closers. At this point, when I measure the opener's clearance I get different readings depending on where the cam pulley is positioned. I also have the exhaust rocker pushed off to the side.

Can you - or someone following this thread - indicate where the dot on the cam wheel needs to be in order to get the proper measurement? I get different measurements depending on where in the free-movement arc I position the cam wheel.

Thanks!

JK
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