Valves - Honda Rincon Forum : RinconRiders Honda Rincon Forums
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 49 (permalink) Old 04-04-2006, 11:13 AM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Corndog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Elk Creek, Kentucky
Posts: 8,014
Valves

I sent this reply to a "private message" but others may be able to use the info too...........A manual will give you confidence, and I highly suggest you use one. I assume you can remove the plastic ok. Here are the tough parts you must get right.1) exhaust is in front and intake at rear of head 2)To adjust a tappet you loosen the outer lock nut and turn the inner screw adjuster in or out to get clearance correct. When you tighten locknut back up check that adjuster did not move on you 3) you must have the motor at top dead center (tdc) on compression stroke. To do this you remove the nickle sized cover from the right side of engine case that allows you to see timing marks. Pull the rope very slowly until you see the "T" mark, as you get close the motor will try to spin past it, if it does keep pulling rope till you see the mark again. You must be at TDC to adjust valves. When at TDC the valves should have some play, if not turn motor crank 1 revolution and reset mark and look for clearance again 4) when adjusted I usually pull the rope and spin the crank around 1 or 2 times then reset TDC and recheck the valve clearance. Check manual for clearances, .006 in and .013 ex I think.


I use plain old flat feeler gauages but ones that are bent at the tip are easier. The feeler guage should have slight drag when you insert it between rocker arm and valve stem. When removing plastic it is not necessary to disconnect fuel guage wires which is a bitch. I just take the tank and carefully go under the right side of handle bars and sit it on the front rack still connected. Sometimes its easier to remove the spark plug when you set TDC but I'm lazy and just leave it in. Lastly, you may want to go ahead and buy the O rings to replace the ones (2) under the valve covers.

2003 green Rinny (12,400 miles), "25" Bighorn Radials (white letters out) full of extra slime, water pump mod, no warning labels, E Trex, everything else like Mr. Honda made it. 2000 XR 400r (est 3,500 miles). RIDE RED EVEN IF ITS GOT GREEN PLASTIC!

2013 Yamaha Super Te'ne're' (27,400 miles in 22 months), 1996 Toyota Tacoma 4x4 (392,000 miles) on tight and original motor. 2001 4Runner (82,000 miles).
Corndog is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 49 (permalink) Old 04-04-2006, 05:45 PM
Administrator
 
Ultratec's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Long Island NY
Posts: 12,283
Thanks for the info Corndog.. You also want to do this w/ a cool engine, not hot.. We are working on a Tech section, when its all done, this will sure and be in there. I am gonna make this a stick so its easy to find. Lets not fill this thread w/ things not related to the topic, otherwise we will have to lock it.. Thanks again Corn.

100% Wild, 100% Fair Chase!
Take a Child Hunting
Ultratec is offline  
post #3 of 49 (permalink) Old 04-05-2006, 09:10 AM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Corndog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Elk Creek, Kentucky
Posts: 8,014
Your welcome

2003 green Rinny (12,400 miles), "25" Bighorn Radials (white letters out) full of extra slime, water pump mod, no warning labels, E Trex, everything else like Mr. Honda made it. 2000 XR 400r (est 3,500 miles). RIDE RED EVEN IF ITS GOT GREEN PLASTIC!

2013 Yamaha Super Te'ne're' (27,400 miles in 22 months), 1996 Toyota Tacoma 4x4 (392,000 miles) on tight and original motor. 2001 4Runner (82,000 miles).
Corndog is offline  
 
post #4 of 49 (permalink) Old 04-07-2006, 10:24 AM
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 19
Thanks, I was also looking for this info. Mine is also long obverdue for a check
(1300 km).
hannes is offline  
post #5 of 49 (permalink) Old 04-08-2006, 01:26 AM
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 94
A tech section is a great idea. Who ever is working on it you are good people and doing a good thing for all of mankind - or just us Rincon Riders.
warnwarn is offline  
post #6 of 49 (permalink) Old 04-13-2006, 08:33 PM
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 34
how long ddoes it take to set your valves
dirtman-5724 is offline  
post #7 of 49 (permalink) Old 04-13-2006, 11:05 PM
Senior Member
 
rincon_rebel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Charleroi
Posts: 3,127
I heard about an hour for a decent mechanically inclined person. Maybe less who knows! I always end up drinking too much beer when working on her so everything is 3 times longer for me to do.....

Ride it like you stole it, and never look back!!! 2005 Black Rincon 26 inch ITP Mudlites, K & N Filter, Dyno Jet kit, #52 Pilot #158 main and needle on 3rd notch, HMF Utility Series, DynaTek CDI, Shell Rotella-T Synthetic 5w40, Maier Handguards, Heated Grips, Tow Hook, Warn Bumper custom Snorkel, plenty of dents, scratches and dings...Eats polaris, craps suzuki and rinses with kawasaki...more mods to come! RR
rincon_rebel is offline  
post #8 of 49 (permalink) Old 04-14-2006, 02:45 PM
Senior Member
 
YellowCJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Maine
Posts: 2,281
LOL Rebel,
It took me 3 days to adjust mine. I'd start it, drink a couple 12 packs, then forget what I was doing and call it a day.

Impeach The US Government!
Why, because it no longer stands for Americans!

Government is not the answer to our problems, government is the problem!

Taxation is the antithesis of freedom.

2004 Yellow Honda Rincon with Warn 2500 winch, Moose cargo rack, Moose gun rack, Moose 60" Snow Plow, Honda trailer hitch, Yuasa YTX 20-BS Battery.
2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited-5.7L V8 HEMI, Tilt utility trailer with Fastrap Tiedowns.
2007 Honda Shadow Aero 750, 2010 Massey Ferguson GC2410.
YellowCJ is offline  
post #9 of 49 (permalink) Old 05-16-2006, 11:19 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Western
Posts: 314
Are the valve clearance specs the same for the 06 and the earlier models?

Thanks

06 Rincon,PRM Skids, Warn Front Bumper, ATV-Guru Rear Bumper, Elka Piggybacks, Viper 3000 winch.

"We sleep safe in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm.” - George Orwell-
parkgt is offline  
post #10 of 49 (permalink) Old 05-16-2006, 11:27 PM
Senior Member
 
rincon_rebel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Charleroi
Posts: 3,127
did you look in the manual? Should be in there if im not mistaken. If not look around for a service manual.

Ride it like you stole it, and never look back!!! 2005 Black Rincon 26 inch ITP Mudlites, K & N Filter, Dyno Jet kit, #52 Pilot #158 main and needle on 3rd notch, HMF Utility Series, DynaTek CDI, Shell Rotella-T Synthetic 5w40, Maier Handguards, Heated Grips, Tow Hook, Warn Bumper custom Snorkel, plenty of dents, scratches and dings...Eats polaris, craps suzuki and rinses with kawasaki...more mods to come! RR
rincon_rebel is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Honda Rincon Forum : RinconRiders Honda Rincon Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome