working on a 2002 softail standard. stock 88" that now is a 98" , upgrading to andrews 37g cams, no head work done, yet, running adjustable push rods. I have read and read through this site on bleeding push rods and we "think" we have accomplished it but we have yet to start the bike. still pretty worried if we did it right. so we did as follows, piston at TDC adjusted both rods till rod had no vertical movement but spun freely, tightened down. repeated for oppossite cylinder. BTW...we are reusing the stock lifters (took them out, did not soak in oil, kept them in ziplock bag). do you think it is safe to try and start? I know enough to get in trouble and can definitely tell what lifter noise is, but what if our adjustment is short (i.e. valve not opening far enough) any ideas are helpful. we have months of our blood sweat and tears into this and dont want a bent rod to ruin our day.