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I have the downloaded service manual, I just wanted to speak to people who have put the jugs back on the block and done their own timing for some information about helpful hints, experiences, tips, etc. Any info would be appreciated. I'm approaching this as if I didn't read the service manual so I can get as much info about how to do the timing as possible. Start from scratch and give me any info about doing it you can please. (marks, holes, positions)

I'm rebuilding one motor and doing head gaskets on another so I'll have to learn it.


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from one who has NOT done it, but read about the procedure, all I can say is get a manual (if you dont have one), and follow it to the LETTER.

trying to take a shortcut here will not be in the best interest of the health of the motor

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Have done a lot of timing chains, but not on this one.

Just don't mix up the cams, they don't interchange.

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For folks who have done it,

Did you have any issues getting the cams and the bottom timing mark to stay put in place when putting the tensioners on and not rolling a tooth off?

Did you have any issue deciding which marks on the cams or the proper place to line the TDC mark up on the bottom?

My parts will be here in a couple days so I am trying to get anything I don't know out of the way.


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For folks who have done it,

Did you have any issues getting the cams and the bottom timing mark to stay put in place when putting the tensioners on and not rolling a tooth off?

Did you have any issue deciding which marks on the cams or the proper place to line the TDC mark up on the bottom?


My parts will be here in a couple days so I am trying to get anything I don't know out of the way.
I have not done it......
Maybe "Newrider" or "SlimVulcan" can be of assistance.......

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I did it last night, posted of my experience here: https://www.vn750.com/forum/70-projec...ml#post1074098


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Front cyl is hot and plugs are black with carbon, rear is ice cold and plugs are wet. Feels like a constant miss as if one cyl is firing. How can I check the timing?


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technical question

Are both cylinders firing at the same time, or are they offset by x number of degrees?

Does anyone know the length of time of an OEM spark?


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