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I haven't actually done this, so I don't have an answer. But it could be just like the valve adjustment procedure for most bikes as it is described in the manual. You are supposed to line up a mark o the flywheel with a mark on the flywheel cover. That is not actually necessary, all you have to do, once you have the valve cover off, is just turn the engine over until the valve you want to check/adjust is closed. You don't need to get down there on the floor with a flashlight and a magnifying glass trying to even find those marks. But these manuals are written for amateurs, who might not know when a valve is closed. This could be the same thing. Or, there may be a critical reason for it. I'll check the manual again.
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