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Guys,



I have an '83 GL650 (recently acquired) and want to check/adjust the valve clearance. I understand the procedure, but the manual doesn't tell you which cylinder is considered the left cylinder and which the right (for purposes of lining up with the "TL" and "TR" marks and making the check/adjustment). Is the left cylinder the left one if you are standing in front of the bike and looking at it? Or is "left" the one on your left when you are sitting on the bike?



I did the check/adjustment (.004 on the intake and .005 on the exhaust, according to the shop manual) assuming the left cylinder is the one to your left if you are standing in front of the bike looking at it. But I'm a little worried I may have messed up because while the bike starts and runs all right, the valvetrain seems noisier now than before.



Did I do it wrong? Any advice would be appreciated!
 

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hi eric,the left cylinder is touching your left knee as you sit on the bike..so,time to do it again

congradulations on your new bike,you have found the right place to keep it on the road...........



and can you please spend a few minutes to update your signiture,include your bikes details and where you live in the world,it will help the guys help you
 

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One confusion comes from metric vs SAE measurements on the feeler gauges.
 

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Yup, dumb question, but it's been asked by a number of people, so you're in good company!

(Maybe you can get your Mom to write it on the cylinder heads! LOL
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OP,no such thing as a dumb question

Sarnia,,,,,i dont do water...lmao
 
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