Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Hillsborough, NJ, USA
Re: Valve CHECK lobe position?
I line up the lobe with the center of the buckets, which makes it off center from horizontal. For the intake valves, the lobe was just above horizontal and for the exhaust valves, just below horizontal. You can see in the attached thumbnails, valve 4 intake and valve 2 exhaust are both ready to measure. Then you rotate the rear wheel (bike in 5th gear) to align the next set of valves.
2011 vStrom DL650