Got a /5 about 2 months ago and it was running a little rough, mainly it would stall out when stopping if I wasnt rolling on the throttle a little. SO I decided to perform a valve and timing adj at the suggestion of my mechanic.
1. I unplugged the neg lead from the battery.
2. Then I took off the valve covers
3. Torqed the 6 nuts to 29 ft/lb- I think that it was it said in the Clymer manual- whatever that said...
4. Ready to do valve adj so I took off engine cover.
5. Insterted 6mm allen wrench to rotate the engine, found the OT in the window or TDC.
6. Inserted feeler gage and adjusted exh to 0.008" and the intake to 0.004". (There are also two other sources that said to adj to the intake to .006, and the other said that both intake and exh are supposed to be .004"
7. Did adj on the other side and reversed to put everything back together.
Started the bike and it started coughed and stalled; I tried it again and this is when I started to here more noise in the valve heads and the engine wouldnt turn over. The starter was going (I have /6 trans) but the engine wasnt turning over.
So I did the valve adj all over again making sure everything was in the correct places, rocker arms ok (very small vertical movement like suggested), but when I went to turn over the engine by hand with the allen wrench I noticed that it wasnt turning the engine over... the nut was loose so I tightened it and then I was able to turn the engine over to find OT. I thought that was weird.
Tried to start the bike again wouldnt turn over with the elec starter on the /6 tranny. In case it is the battery I will place it on a trickle charger once I get done posting.
SO I am looking at the bike not turning over but the starter def doings it thing; and the one instance of the nut being loose when going to rotate the engine by hand. Does the problem lie within that loose nut?
Thanks for your help! Sorry if I went on in detail but I am frustrated and wanted to make sure I got everything down.