+1...generally when you turn the crank in the proper direction you will see a mark "I" just prior to the TDC mark. Or as Willy said "The one to the right"The one to the right when it is at the top...........
Usually a I, the other must have a longer slash...........
So did I screw my self since I put the marks on the chain and sproket but when I was cleaning the head the marks came off of the cam sproket? If I line up the lower line and the line on the sproket will I be ok getting it back on?That can be difficult to determine without a degree wheel. The two marks are pretty close together.
Set your crank at TDC and line up the cam so the marks are horizontal with the head with the third cam timing mark on top......... Keep the chain tight on the front side of the engine....... ZSo did I screw my self since I put the marks on the chain and sproket but when I was cleaning the head the marks came off of the cam sproket? If I line up the lower line and the line on the sproket will I be ok getting it back on?
Yep I took the tightener off the chain was loose but not loose enough to just pull it off.thankx for all your help guys. i just started ripping stuff apart and didnt mark or take note of where things where. epic fail. but i got it now!
to get the timing chain of the sproket you must take the chain tighter off. its on the backside of the jug. 19mm and 2 allen bolts. dont remove the sproket, unless needed.
It looks like there are two recipients on this one thread.marks meaning the bolts? and is there an easy way to get the chain on? To get it off I had to pull the one side off then spin it to get the chain off of the gear.
Its not that hard 700Scott, Just follow the book ..WillyKiller & BlueRanger660 explaned it pritty good, Just make sure your piston is at TDC, cam is lined up right & all the dots are in the right position on the cam gear...HDD is doing a HC3 cam and P&P so I won't have anything to do with the cam. I guess when I get it back I'll have a better idea what you guys are talking about since then I can see in front of me. Going by memeber I'm a little lost. I just remember the line down where the case is and the line on the sproket that had to be lined up at the top of the head.
No problem, I know the feeling. I did my 1st 4 stroke last winter..It was my 3 pluger,now I know my bike inside & out..LOLOk Thanks Banshee. This is my first 4 stroke motor rebuild so I want to make sure I get it comeletely. The 2 strokes were easy just bolt it back together and your good to go.