Setting Your Power Valves
Iíve been asked to move a thread about adjusting Yamaha power valves and decided that some of the info in other threads needed to be included as well.† Iíve done some copy and pasting to come up with this summary for the Tech FAQ forum.† These are all quotes from various TY members, thanks for sharing the following info.† The TY Tech section has some images from a Yamaha service manual and the procedure to service the power valves if you have the wiring pigtail.† http://www.totallyamaha.com/snowmobiles/aaTECH/YPVS/YPVS.htm and another member thread with additional pictures here: http://www.totallyamaha.net/forums/showthread.php?t=55625
Alternate service Method:
1. Set servo (lower idle below 900 RPM, not necessary on Viper ER's, just turn the key on), then make alignment marks on the servo (helps later if it moves on you).
2. loosen the cables all the way up @ the servo cable adjusters
3. loosen the two Allen bolts #11 @ the power valve housing and pull it back
4. Insert the 2.5mm Allen wrenchís (or other suitable spacer), go back up to the servo and GENTLY tighten the cable adjusters so it pulls the two P/V housings together, so it just touches the wrench (chosen spacer), then pull out wrench and tighten the two bolts and the cable adjuster lock nut.
5. re-peat on the other two cables
On a Viper ER, am I correct that I do not need the engine running, but just turn the key on, and then follow the procedure? Do I need to remove the servo cover at all?
Yes you are correct
on the ER because it has a battery already the servo has power available.
And yes I would pull off the cove to make sure it cycled.
so are you saying to set them the Yamaha way or set them by pulling the pipes off.....I like the way of setting them the Yamaha way much quicker and easier to do.....any difference between the 2
The Yamaha method thatís
in the service manual takes about a 1/4 of the time and it is correct as to the
valve placement in the cylinder
when opened. It adjusts the valve
perfectly and the exhaust port opening roof is raised, thatís where your power increase is from not the short
end of the bevel being flush on the exhaust roof, although the Yamaha method
will put the valve in perfect
adjustment. I have been doing them this way since 1998, to each their own. I donít
have cables pulled thru the ends, never been a problem for me doing it this
way, with the other way you are pulling the cable back further then needed and
it does tug the valve against
the return spring more, this applies more pressure to the cable end inside the power
If you feel the need to waste a good hour of your time, take off the manifolds and pipes and all and reach up in there and do it, I like to spend 15 minutes and have the job complete and be out riding, but thatís just me. I follow the book as itís twice as easy and it works for me.
Make your own decision and do whatever way you feel like is the right way to you!
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