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 Post subject: Valve Adjustment
PostPosted: Wed Sep 15, 2004 5:10 pm 
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Is there anyone out there who adjusts their own valves? I am looking for advice on what tools are required.

I found a rocker arm extractor tool for pulling out the rocker arm support shaft, but it seems like a press of some sort would be required to push the rocker arm shaft back into position. I am hesitant to use a hammer to seat the shaft.

Does any one have any advice?


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 18, 2004 4:24 pm 
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Location: Saronno (Varese), Italy
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Here an interesting article with photos...

http://www.ducatitech.com/2v/maint/adjust/
http://www.ducatitech.com/2v/maint/adjust/mbp_collet.html

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 11, 2004 3:47 pm 
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Thank you for the reply, but the ducatitech article is for a newer 2 valve motor, which has a rocker arm that can be moved for access to the valve shims, and is retained by a clip. The Paso motor has a rocker arm that requires the rocker-arm shaft to be removed to gain access to the valve shims.

All of the technical articles that I could find are for the newer motor. Maybe I can exchange the cylinder heads for those from a newer motor!


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 Post subject: Re: Valve Adjustment - ducatitech.com
PostPosted: Mon Oct 11, 2004 3:59 pm 
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jfiore wrote:
Thank you for the reply, but the ducatitech article is for a newer 2 valve motor, which has a rocker arm that can be moved for access to the valve shims, and is retained by a clip. The Paso motor has a rocker arm that requires the rocker-arm shaft to be removed to gain access to the valve shims.

All of the technical articles that I could find are for the newer motor. Maybe I can exchange the cylinder heads for those from a newer motor!


The later Pasos have the clip. Mine (#751090) you have to remove the shaft.


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 Post subject: Re: Valve Adjustment - ducatitech.com
PostPosted: Mon Oct 18, 2004 4:51 pm 
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jfiore wrote:
Thank you for the reply, but the ducatitech article is for a newer 2 valve motor


Ops, sorry!
In fact on my Paso I mounted a M900 motor and I couldn't notice the difference with the old engine model...

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 18, 2004 7:46 pm 
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Have you solved your problem yet, jfiore?

You shouldn't need any special tools. I don't have the rocker clip in my bike either, and I did the valves just after I got my bike. I used a screw to pull the shaft out, and it went back in quite easily.

It's important to do the job with the motor dead cold - like after sitting overnight - any warmth in the motor will give you false readings for the clearances.


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