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Ok, so I was going to check valve clearances tonight. Usually the rear wheel is used to cycle the pistons, but with the motor out I cannot turn the shaft in any gear but neutral.

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You know the 17mm plug that you remove to see the timing marks on the flywheel? There's another one on the front of the motor behind the rad shroud that, when removed, provides access to the 17mm hexhead on the front of the crankshaft. With the plugs out, turn this clockwise (ratchet on 'tighten') while looking for your TL & TR in the timing hole.



You sound like you know about the valve adjusting part...
 

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You know the 17mm plug that you remove to see the timing marks on the flywheel? There's another one on the front of the motor behind the rad shroud that, when removed, provides access to the 17mm hexhead on the front of the crankshaft. With the plugs out, turn this clockwise (ratchet on 'tighten') while looking for your TL & TR in the timing hole.



You sound like you know about the valve adjusting part...


Thanks man, and yes/no.....mostly mad google and haynes manuals in my head haha.
 

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Once you've used the 17mm bolt to turn the engine you'll wonder why anybody ever suggested using the rear wheel to turn it over.
 

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its harder than you know what to turn with the rear wheel so i have to agree with kingston the person that said to use the rear wheel should be shot
 
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