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Old 03-08-2015, 08:03 PM
otis44 otis44 is offline
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Kawasaki FH721D Valve Adjustment

I've got a FH721d that I would like to adjust the valves on. I have a service manual and just wanted to be sure I wasn't missing something or doing something wrong. The way I understand it is that the lock screws (where the allen wrench goes) and the jam nut should turn independently of each other, is this correct? If so I can't get one to break from the other.

The way I interpret the manual, loosen the lock screw and jam nut, use the nut to adjust the valve, hold the nut and tighten the lock screw. If I'm doing something wrong or misunderstanding something I would appreciate any advice. Thanks
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Old 03-09-2015, 07:46 AM
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There is no "jam" nut, just loosen the lock screw then turn the adjuster nut until proper setting is acquired, then while holding the adjuster nut in place re-tighten the lock screw.

Put the short end of the allen wrench in the lock screw then tap it a few times, this in most cases help to loosen the lock screw......
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