Just rolled over 2000 mi on the thumper so I'm starting my new round of maintenance... checked and reset the spark plug, electrolyte level still fine (have never added fluid) and had to do some adjustments to the tappets. Rearmost (intake) tappet was fine after adjustment, but the front one (exhaust) spun a little funny on its axis... I'm thinking it got bent somehow, if ever so slightly.Is this very bad, what could have caused it, and how can I avoid doing that in the future? Also, is this something I should fix, or is it O.K.?Thanks in advance!Chuck
Once they bend (if it's bent), they usually just end up bending more. Next time you do your valves, pull the pushrod & roll it on a piece of glass. That'll show you if it's bent & how much.