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hi fellas i've got a cam chain question:



when fitting the new chain, what in particular should i be looking at, in regards to "timing" marks for the camshaft and crank to ensure that they are in the correct timed position? i would hate to have to tear the engine out again and whatnot because my chain was off by a tooth or two!!
 

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Here's a picture but for a bigger one download the manual from the drop io and it will be in there.















do i need to make sure any particular piston is at TDC first? or any other preliminary tasks before lining up the woodruff key and the cam sprocket bolts?



thanks for the help!
 

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Download the FREE manual, it's all in there, step by step. It also helps to copy or print out the fiche pages on the various dealers parts web sites that have the parts blow up on them.



Click here for site with factory manual.
 

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do i need to make sure any particular piston is at TDC first? or any other preliminary tasks before lining up the woodruff key and the cam sprocket bolts?



thanks for the help!


No.So long as you line up the Top Gear locating bolt holes to their timing/position marks and the bottom timing marks/woodruff key as per the picture the timing cannot be out.It's mistakenly posted that the cam chain/valve timing can be 180 Deg out.This is impossible if you adhere to the Diagram above.
 

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The reason the top holes alignment doesn't matter is that there is a 2:1 reduction in the gearing, thus the cam is only turning 180* for every 360* the crank turns.
 

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thanks alot fellas, i really appreciate the clarification!
 

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Nice picture from Kingston.I added a couple of lines to make it easy to check







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Ain't it great being inside the engine you will ride




Double and triple check against the manual the orientation of ALL components on refit.
 

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just wanted to thank you fellas for the alignment diagrams for the camchain! the bike is running great! i did a triple bypass, ALL new gaskets, seals and o-rings everywhere, new clutch, new clutch cable. new tensioner as well. painted the engine too. i also converted to an electric fan from a 98 kawasaki zx6r, works great!



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just wanted to thank you fellas for the alignment diagrams for the camchain! the bike is running great! i did a triple bypass, ALL new gaskets, seals and o-rings everywhere, new clutch, new clutch cable. new tensioner as well. painted the engine too. i also converted to an electric fan from a 98 kawasaki zx6r, works great!



thanks again


Great news.With regular simple maintenance you should get many trouble free and economical miles


Pre-emptive oil changes,cam chain adjustment at the same time and check tappets and change coolant every other year.



More general info here,



http://www.pdsrecording.site90.com/cxgl500/Basics.htm#CX/GL Basics
 
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