XVS1100 valve adjustment question

Discussion in 'Motorbike Technical Discussion' started by Slav Inger, Aug 8, 2004.

  1. Slav Inger

    Slav Inger Guest


    I'm in the middle of my first valve adjustment on a '99 VStar 1100
    Custom. Have a question about when the rear cylinder is really at TDC
    on the compression stroke. The service manual says to look for "T|"
    in the window, however what I have marked on the rotor is really "|T
    |F|". By the time I see "T", the vertical "|" to its right has
    already rotated out of view. Anybody know if the manual is right in
    what it's saying, or do they really mean "|T", not "T|", because I
    don't have "T|" side by side? Another thing I noticed is that when
    the vertical bar is perfectly lined up with the notch in the window,
    the hole in the sprocket and the notch on the cylinder head body
    aren't really lined up. Which one should I be paying more attention
    to, the sprocket or the bar in the plug hole?

    Slav Inger, Aug 8, 2004
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