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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-09-2017, 07:48 AM Thread Starter
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ticking??

my 2004 honda foreman rubicon 500 is ticking at idle? is this normal?
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-09-2017, 07:49 AM
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Does it go away? If not adjust valve clearance

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post #3 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-15-2017, 06:50 AM Thread Starter
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only when its idling. it goes away while riding. where are the valves located and what are the specs?
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I don't want to seem rude but If you are asking where the valves are located, I would suggest having it checked by an Atv mechanic, it is not something to try if you do not have any experience.
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i know how they work and how to adjust them,im not familiar with Honda and thats what this site is for isnt it. im not here to get told to bring to a shop so i can be ripped off for such a small job. i never done it but watched vids on it and sure it might be difficult never doing it before but there is a first for everything. dont take this the wrong way.
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Asking where valves are located has dumbass written all over it. Download or buy a shop manual.

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thanks for the friendly enviroment here guys,im sorry for asking questions about my quad on this forum. guess this is meant for people who know everything about thier bike.
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thanks for the friendly enviroment here guys,im sorry for asking questions about my quad on this forum. guess this is meant for people who know everything about thier bike.
Just buy a Honda service manual. It will be the best money you can spend on it.

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If you do want to set your valves yourself here is a link to a shop manual for your Honda. Read it over and it will explain how to do it. As i said i did not try to be rude, Just be careful if set wrong it can do damage. Good luck.... the biggest problem is taking everything off to get to the valves, way more work than adjusting them.
Also not all shops rip people off, there are some good ones out there.......hope this helps
just right click and open in new tab
https://drive.google.com/drive/folde...lRpdjBDQjl5TGs

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Welcome to the forum.


The link harig posted will get you a free factory service manual download.


And come on guys, we all had to start fresh at some point. I didn't have any business working on a motor till I came here, and now I've got 14 Hondas in the backyard fixing them for other people.


Lighten up.
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