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I tried to adjust my valves over the weekend and could not manage to budge the rocker pivot nuts. I just couldn't get the leverage. The jam nuts were also very hard to budge, but I got them to move. Also, the pivot nuts are supposed to be 14mm, but the 14mm open end wrench was not a tight fit and I started to round off one of the jam nuts at which time I quit. Any tips on how to get the the pivot nuts and jam nuts to move, how to get more leverage, and how not to break anything while doing so?
 

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> I tried to adjust my valves over the weekend
> and could not manage to budge the rocker
> pivot nuts. I just couldn't get the
> leverage. The jam nuts were also very hard
> to budge, but I got them to move. Also, the
> pivot nuts are supposed to be 14mm, but the
> 14mm open end wrench was not a tight fit and
> I started to round off one of the jam nuts
> at which time I quit. Any tips on how to get
> the the pivot nuts and jam nuts to move, how
> to get more leverage, and how not to break
> anything while doing so?
Are you saying that after you loosen the jamb nut you can't turn the pivot/adjuster?
You could sift through wrenches to look for a tighter
fitting wrench (if I remember right a 9/16 is awful close)
and make yorself a cheater.
But I would proceed cautiously
after the jamb nuts are loose the pivots should turn easily.
 

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> Are you saying that after you loosen the
> jamb nut you can't turn the pivot/adjuster?
> You could sift through wrenches to look for
> a tighter
> fitting wrench (if I remember right a
> 9/16 is awful close)
> and make yorself a cheater.
> But I would proceed cautiously
> after the jamb nuts are loose the pivots
> should turn easily.
The 17mm jam nut came loose on the one valve I tried to work on, but the pivot nut stayed attached to the jam nut. Question: assuming you are holding the 17mm jam nut in place so it can't move, which way do you turn the pivot nut to loosen it? It is counterclockewise, right?
 

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Re: Which way do you turn pivot nut

> Question: assuming
> you are holding the 17mm jam nut in place so
> it can't move, which way do you turn the
> pivot nut to loosen it? It is
> counterclockewise, right?

That's correct. Sounds like someone has just tightened it all down too tight, and you'll need to find a set of wrenches that fit tightly onto the nuts.
 

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Re: Which way do you turn pivot nut

> That's correct. Sounds like someone has just
> tightened it all down too tight, and you'll
> need to find a set of wrenches that fit
> tightly onto the nuts.

I just adjusted mine. The 14mm nut you turn clockwise to loosen(increase gap), counter clockwise to tighten(decreases gap). It should turn freely( After the 17mm lock nut is loosened(counter clockwise)). The locknuts on mine were difficult to loosen the first time I did it, but all of the pivot nuts turned freely. Have you tried the other pivot nuts? Are they tight also. I hope this helps some.
 
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