The right side of you motorcycle should be pretty much clear of any
clutter. It is important that you have unrestricted access the engine. The less you have
in the way while you are working in the area of the camshaft, the easier your task will
Loosen the pushrod tubes by removing the spring cap retainer. The
spring cap retainer is the small slotted chrome cover at the top of the pushrod tube. Use
a medium flat blade screw driver to pop the retainer out of place. Push the upper pushrod
tube down into the lower pushrod tube. Move the shortened pushrod tubes to the top of the
pushrod and hold them is place with a plastic tie wrap or with a clothespin on the
pushrod. This keeps the pushrod tubes out of the way while removing the pushrods.
At this point, there are three options available to you. The type of
pushrods that are currently installed or if the pushrods are going to be changed will
determine your next actions.