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Thread: Yes, i know it's a dumb question: Cali 3 tappets. gap = ?

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    Yes, i know it's a dumb question: Cali 3 tappets. gap = ?

    About as smart as a "what oil" question
    But it's been .... "a while" since i done them, and i just can't remember!
    Cali 3, 1990.
    Please Sirs - what should the gap be?
    I think it's .22mm inlet and exhaust, but i'm not sure.

    Thanks in advance,
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ogmios View Post
    About as smart as a "what oil" question
    But it's been .... "a while" since i done them, and i just can't remember!
    Cali 3, 1990.
    Please Sirs - what should the gap be?
    I think it's .22mm inlet and exhaust, but i'm not sure.

    Thanks in advance,
    ~~~
    the bloke with what sounds like Riverdance going on under the rocker covers.
    Well...............the round barrel lumps with standard cams are all .22 ex and in (Lemans and P3 cams have IIRC .2 on the ex?). I imagine yours will be the same and, as I'm sure you know, if it DOESN'T sound like the Riverdance under them covers then something is wrong

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    Thanks Andres,

    Quote Originally Posted by Outtomunch View Post
    Well...............the round barrel lumps with standard cams are all .22 ex and in (Lemans and P3 cams have IIRC .2 on the ex?). I imagine yours will be the same and, as I'm sure you know, if it DOESN'T sound like the Riverdance under them covers then something is wrong

    Andres
    Oh i know and fully agree.
    Some things in life are better looserer than ... er, tighterer
    ... but there are limits - it's been so long since i last used my feeler guages that they've stained so much i cant actually read the numbers any more.
    Step one: buy new feeler guages.
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    Sorted now.
    LHS: within limits. No adjustment needed. (Pretty good seeing as i last did them over 2 years ago.)
    RHS: inlet a little loose, minor tweak needed.
    Exhaust was .35m.m+

    Bike sounds somewhat better now.


    Thank you.
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    if 1 was really out .35 mm , check it again in 200 mls . might be a cam follower on the way out .

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    Quote Originally Posted by theoneandonly View Post
    if 1 was really out .35 mm , check it again in 200 mls . might be a cam follower on the way out .
    Oh, lovely.
    One the one hand - i hope you're wrong.
    On the other - i'm glad you told me.

    Thank you (seriously
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