Please do yourself a favor and after getting everything set properly rotate the engine a few times and CHECK your timing marks.
When I replaced a valve I thought my timing was perfect, it was far from it, off by about 3 or 4 teeth on the cam, good thing I checked it cause ther would have been no way to tell once in the frame again
the way I did mine (on an 800) set front cyl cam, rotate crank 305 degrees to TDC rear and set rear, never spin backwards, that should do it, just like the manual says.
(edit)well actually I would have been able to tell in the frame, just no way to fix it in the frame haha(end edit)
2000 Vulcan Drifter 800
Roadhouse classic 2 > 1 exhaust
Okie Smokie intake config
52K miles or so, always going up
Painted flat black winter '12
Last edited by Mercury; 09-24-2013 at 03:54 PM.