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I pulled the front exhaust pushrod tube and the pushrod dropped out with it.

Now the question is why? Bike started first/second kick everyti,e ran great for 70 miles at 65 and then poof no front cylinder. Seemed like it was in adjustment. Any ideas other than it being loose>
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Not centered in rocker shaft cup? Set nut worked itself loose? Nut not tightened? Bad MOJO?
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maybe the locknut on that adjuster wasnt tight enough and vibration loosened it up. did it adjust back to how it is supposed to be okay? do a compression test to check your valves
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Stuck valve?
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I havnt gotten further than taking it apart. I took it apart in the back of my trailer last night before i went to bed (great part of being a houshold mover is I can carry it with me). I just got home tonight so i am gonna work on it friday probably. I will check the locknut and adjuster though.

If it wasn't centered you think it would run 70 miles before dropping??
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Didn't even occur to me, 66. Could very well have been a stuck valve.
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If it wasn't centered you think it would run 70 miles before dropping??
i wouldnt think so with the way these bikes vibrate and shake.
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hmmm stuck valve theres a good one. Im gonna put it back in and run it and ig it happens again i guess its off with the rocker box

Thanks for the ideas
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hmmm stuck valve theres a good one. Im gonna put it back in and run it and ig it happens again i guess its off with the rocker box

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just reset the valve and do a compression test and it will tell you if your valve is stuck
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It could also be a bad tappet roller. That would be an easier fix, at least.
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