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Offline Jumpbrett

Request for valve adjustment how-to
« on: March 16, 2018, 05:16:27 am »
Looking to get prepared for the end of my break in period and preform service. In the manual it says the valves should be adjusted. I know my arctic cat needs a valve adjustment every season and its pretty easy to do.

Looking for a how to video to see how hard it is to get to the valves and adjust on a 500s


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Offline NMKawierider

Re: Request for valve adjustment how-to
« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2018, 07:39:23 am »
Probably won't find one but the process is the same as any other- Dead cold on TDC of the compression stroke. Set mid what ever range indicated in the manual.
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Offline Jumpbrett

Re: Request for valve adjustment how-to
« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2018, 12:21:41 pm »
Maybe ill have to make a video when i do it. Hopefully some else beats me to it.

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Offline NMKawierider

Re: Request for valve adjustment how-to
« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2018, 12:23:51 pm »
Maybe ill have to make a video when i do it. Hopefully some else beats me to it.
I'm sure there are vids on single-cylinder and other similar engine types out there. The CFM 500 is new enough that there may not be any yet..but I'll take a look.
2015 Z Force 800 (53") EPS -
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Offline NMKawierider

Re: Request for valve adjustment how-to
« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2018, 12:25:48 pm »
Well I'll be damned..found one. Not in english and not very descriptive but..

« Last Edit: March 16, 2018, 12:31:08 pm by NMKawierider »
2015 Z Force 800 (53") EPS -
Custom Air Intakes | Custom Exhaust Mod | SuperATV Harness | Custom Fenders | Custom Skid/Rock Sliders | 27" GBC Grim Reapers | Seizmik Mirrors |Конструктор (Rodin's) Doors | Dr Pulley Sliders | 1.5" Wheel Spacers | BENZ Silencer (as needed) | SATV Flip Windshield W\ Rear Shield | Dual Light Bars | Diamond Plate Storage | Magellan TRX7 GPS| Bandit Springs

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Offline ctdls

Re: Request for valve adjustment how-to
« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2018, 09:59:46 pm »
Awesome find  8) Nicely done vid.
ZF 800 LX Trail, stock for now.......not for long.

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Offline Cosmosdan

Re: Request for valve adjustment how-to
« Reply #6 on: March 17, 2018, 12:22:43 am »
This looks to be for the "classic" 500. If you have the newer 500 than I think it has a plastic valve cover. This will make it easier to get the feeler gages in there for sure. Make sure if this is the case that you use the specs from the 500ho manual.
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Offline Jumpbrett

Re: Request for valve adjustment how-to
« Reply #7 on: March 17, 2018, 08:01:55 am »
Thank you for finding that video. It gives me an idea of how to take it apart and get there.

Are these engines known to need adjustment very often?


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Offline Jumpbrett

Re: Request for valve adjustment how-to
« Reply #8 on: March 17, 2018, 08:07:44 am »
This looks to be for the "classic" 500. If you have the newer 500 than I think it has a plastic valve cover. This will make it easier to get the feeler gages in there for sure. Make sure if this is the case that you use the specs from the 500ho manual.

The 2018 500s is the same motor as the ho right?
Reason i ask is i find more info if i search info on the 500ho

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Offline NMKawierider

Re: Request for valve adjustment how-to
« Reply #9 on: March 17, 2018, 09:00:11 am »
Thank you for finding that video. It gives me an idea of how to take it apart and get there.

Are these engines known to need adjustment very often?

All need to be adjusted during breakin...say within the first 500-800 miles or so. After that check them within the next 600-800 to see if they have changed..and to get a feel for how long you can go before they get out of range. A normal engine with good oil, on a good change schedule, good air filtration, no or little abuse and no overheating can usually go at least 2000 miles between settings..many times even more.
2015 Z Force 800 (53") EPS -
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Offline Cosmosdan

Re: Request for valve adjustment how-to
« Reply #10 on: March 17, 2018, 11:35:05 am »
Yes the 500s should be the same engine as the 500ho. I believe the 500s shares the same chassis with the 400/450, also.
2013 Z6 Trail
Iron Baltic skid plates
UE Boom Speaker mount
RZR 800 Shocks
Mostly stock trail riding
25g. Rollers and A1

2016 Outlander max 570
Too new for mods yet