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Someone was working on timing chain had questions...

I believe it was last week....I forgot who.....I found some helpful information/personal notes which I had copied & pasted for a save ....

Hope this is helpful

Cam Chain Installation Originally Posted by wmsonta
I am going to guess you are well off the mark.

First, in normal rotation #1 fires, 415* later #2 fires. 305* later #1 fires again.
If you are relatively inexperienced, I suggest you mark the direction of normal running rotation. Probably with tape.

Set the #1 TDC mark and verify proper cam timing. If #1 cam timing is off, rotate the engine 360* to #1 again and check cam timing.
Rotate in normal rotation to #2 TDC, this should only be a short distance. 55* of crankshaft revolution. DO NOT set cam timing for #2 at this time. Go one full revolution (360*) to THE SAME MARK, check cam timing for #2.
This is my advise for most people. HTH.
Ask more questions if necessary.
NewRider:
remember if the starter is on the engine only rotate the engine counter clockwise (CCW) or you can damage the starter
that is counter clockwise on the ” stator side”

why must you always over complicate things man….
here is the easy way - - -
1. open up the rear cylinder enough to see the cams
2. turn the engine until the marks are facing each other
3. remove the tensioners and cam cap
4. now without moving the crankshaft rotate each cam where the marks are facing away from each other
5. make sure the chain has no slack on the forward side opposite of the tensioners
6. if and only if all the above is done properly then you can install the tensioners and close the engine up

this should fix it

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