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Old 02-16-2015, 08:13 PM
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Originally Posted by BA80 View Post
I don't understand the grinding part. If it's mounted right and the bolt in the correct VC bolt hole there shouldn't be an issue.

Mine doesn't even touch the cam.
I didn't have an issue. It worked great. There could be quality control issues (inconsistency) with the tool. Or, it could be that I'm just a putz. Either way, the MP tool works for me and it works well.
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Old 02-17-2015, 07:46 PM
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Originally Posted by jetmechmarty View Post
Now, if I only had a shim library!
What size do you need Marty? I have about 40 shims here, many of the same sizes though. Will swap straight across for what you need, if I have them.
Oops sorry, did not mean to hijack the thread. Pm me Marty!
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Old 02-21-2015, 08:55 PM
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I like the pictorial but do have a question?
I rotated the 19mm timing plate bolt until the T was at the arrow and the dimples on the crank are on top at the notch and the sprocket bolts are high on the backside.
Now your instructions say to rotate the crank so that the dimples are not showing.
Do I rotate the 19mm timing plate one rotation (360 degrees) or do I only watch the crank and only turn the 19mm timing plate enough to rotate the crank 180 degrees?
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Old 02-22-2015, 12:29 AM
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One complete rotation of the crankshaft (19MM plate) equals 1/2 turn of the camshafts, so that would bring the two dots down to the bottom.

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Old 02-22-2015, 07:28 AM
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Originally Posted by James England View Post
I use the word 'markers' out of respect for Wildkat..... I don't want to offend any XSettes. Or is there only the one?
Aren't you considerate? and thank you... no worries here though. Between being in the Army and having a job as a bartender for a number of years... I'm not easily offended.
and yes, we have a few "XSettes" here now. From what I've seen of their posts though, I don't think they are easily offended either.

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Old 02-22-2015, 03:15 PM
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Thanks for your Service Kat. I was also Army, missiles. Interesting discussion. My bike is at 58,000 miles and I need to check the valve clearance again and this was a good reminder. I also need the second gear fix and I am also immune.
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Old 07-17-2015, 04:51 PM
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MP Tool Modification Needed - But worked GREAT

Originally Posted by jetmechmarty View Post
There could be quality control issues (inconsistency) with the tool. Or, it could be that I'm just a putz. Either way, the MP tool works for me and it works well.
I found and read almost this entire thread before trying to use the MP tool today. I had played with it last week a little bit but thought there was something I was doing wrong. My MP tool WOULD contact the cam and would not engage properly until I ground a bit off of it with a die grinder as others had to do and mentioned earlier in this thread. Once I had the proper clearance on the MP tool I was able to change shims in all eight valves and double-check everything in about two hours.

I think there must be some inconsistency in the tools manufacture but it's still a indispensable tool to have.

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