Just got the community kit and about to do my first valve adjust. I read all the threads on the forum and there's a lot of good information there, but I have a few questions:
-Will the valve cover come off without moving the top radiator hose? It sure looks like the cover won't move high enough with the hose in place.
-When the vacuum switch valve hoses pulled from the valve cover, do you just pull the switch/hoses out of the way or remove them entirely?
-I understand that the thermostat housing can just be moved out of the way, but does the wiring have to be disconnected first or is there enough slack?
-Will I need to remove the radiator side covers?
-Do I need silicone sealant for reassembling the valve cover as the shop manual indicates? If so, any recommendations?
-Moly lube needed for the shims/rockers? Any particular kind?
-Anyone measuring shims with calipers or is everyone using micrometers? I don't have a mic but maybe I can check out Harbor Freight.
-I will be rotating the engine by moving the rear wheel. I don't have a rear stand, but read one thread about using a floor jack under the swing arm....is the jack saddle under the front of the swingarm or under the frame cross member just under the swingarm pivot?
I'm a bit nervous, but reading all the good info on the forum has given me enough confidence to try this. Thanks in advance for answers.