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Adjust Valves - Endoscope???

Discussion in 'V7/V85/V9 Chat & Tech' started by Mayakovski, Sep 8, 2020.

  1. Mayakovski

    Mayakovski High Miler GT Famiglia

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    Just curious;

    Has anyone tried finding TDC for valve adjustment using an endoscope to find TDC versus the straw or chopstick in the cylinder? Seems to me it might be a real easy way to find the right spot.
     
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    Moto-Uno Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    That kind of precision for valve adjustments is a bit extreme :) . Possibly if you're checking your
    cam timing , maybe . The base circle of the cams extends on both sides of tdc . If you must , then
    you should have a degree wheel which you can mount to the end of the crank , then with something
    you can thread into the plug hole and extends far enough to stop the piston before tdc , you would
    mark the position on the degree wheel . Rotate the crank back and up to tdc (the other way) and mark it .
    The position between those marks it true tdc . Peter
     
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    Mayakovski High Miler GT Famiglia

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    I am not looking for precision, it just seems to me that it might be quicker and easier to find TDC, than watching a stick go up and down.
     
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    Moto-Uno Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    Get back to us , I'm thinking either is kinda easy ! (Ones just lacking the technology ). Peter
     
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    DeadEye Cruisin' Guzzisti

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    If using a bent stick was good enough for the Cave man who are you to say it needs to be improved upon !
    You dang kids today always trying to make things better and more complicated... [ just kidding ;) ]
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    It’s not like we have Endoscopes just lying around the place... :rofl:

    The Honda has the two access holes one to see the TDC mark and the other to put a wrench on the crank.
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    Like they knew you had to work on it ( every 6 Km)
     
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