After starting the bike without the front cam chain tensioner installed (I know I'm an EEjut...), I have taken the engine out - thinking I've got to dismantle the front cylinder and all that great stuff that goes with it...
Now the engine is out and I can see what I'm doing I've noticed that the timing seems to be way off.
Here is what I mean...
The Front Cylinder Timing Mark -
The Front Cylinder Side View -
The Front Cylinder Elevated Side View -
The Rear Cylinder (when lined up with the Rear Timing Mark) is set exactly as described in the manual.
The thing is, I can't rotated the flywheel a full 360 degrees counter clockwise without meeting some solid resistance - I'm not going to try and force it around - so I cannot do 10 full turns counter clockwise (does this only apply to checking the valve clearances anyway???)
Any suggestions on the best way to tackle this?, I'm thinking of the following:
1. Remove Cam Chain Tensioner (again
2. Put some tension on the chain so that it doesn't fall off the lower sprocket
3. Spin the Exhaust Cam to the right position and hook the chain on
4. Spin the Inlet Cam to the right position and hook the chain on
5. Insert the Cam Chain Tensioner (again
6. Turn the flywheel counter clockwise
Any ideas are gladly welcomed!