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06-13-2015, 10:19 PM,
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Starter Clutch...HELP!!!
Hello,

I am fortunate enough to learn how to put in one of these things this weekend. Hitting a roadblock, however.

I am taking it apart and I lined up the "T" mark in the hole in the cover. When I do this the TDC mark on the rear cylinder is about a half link on the right of the mark. Is this correct? The bike seems to run fine...it just won start.

I have looked repeatedly at various instructions posted and just cannot figure out the timing set-up on the lower cam gear. I see the "2" on it and the mark, but I just cannot figure out what I am looking for as far as the alignment. I saw the article by Joe Conway, but don't know where the keyhole in the crankshaft is.

Any help on this would be greatly appreciated.

Shawn
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06-14-2015, 04:08 AM, (This post was last modified: 06-14-2015, 04:17 AM by pauli466.)
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RE: Starter Clutch...HELP!!!
(06-13-2015, 10:19 PM)PNWV-Star Wrote: Hello,

I am fortunate enough to learn how to put in one of these things this weekend. Hitting a roadblock, however.

I am taking it apart and I lined up the "T" mark in the hole in the cover. When I do this the TDC mark on the rear cylinder is about a half link on the right of the mark. Is this correct? The bike seems to run fine...it just won start.

I have looked repeatedly at various instructions posted and just cannot figure out the timing set-up on the lower cam gear. I see the "2" on it and the mark, but I just cannot figure out what I am looking for as far as the alignment. I saw the article by Joe Conway, but don't know where the keyhole in the crankshaft is.

Any help on this would be greatly appreciated.

Shawn
one cam being off a half of a tooth/link is normal. why would you be concerned with timing if your pulling just the flywheel. isn't the flywheel keyd to the crankshaft making it impossible to change the timing. the only way i know of to change valve timing is to remove the tensioners and the cam gears which your not doing. i don't know what you mean about a lower cam gear as there are crankshaft gears and overhead cam gears
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06-14-2015, 02:09 PM,
#3
RE: Starter Clutch...HELP!!!
(06-14-2015, 04:08 AM)pauli466 Wrote:
(06-13-2015, 10:19 PM)PNWV-Star Wrote: Hello,

I am fortunate enough to learn how to put in one of these things this weekend. Hitting a roadblock, however.

I am taking it apart and I lined up the "T" mark in the hole in the cover. When I do this the TDC mark on the rear cylinder is about a half link on the right of the mark. Is this correct? The bike seems to run fine...it just won start.

I have looked repeatedly at various instructions posted and just cannot figure out the timing set-up on the lower cam gear. I see the "2" on it and the mark, but I just cannot figure out what I am looking for as far as the alignment. I saw the article by Joe Conway, but don't know where the keyhole in the crankshaft is.

Any help on this would be greatly appreciated.

Shawn
one cam being off a half of a tooth/link is normal. why would you be concerned with timing if your pulling just the flywheel. isn't the flywheel keyd to the crankshaft making it impossible to change the timing. the only way i know of to change valve timing is to remove the tensioners and the cam gears which your not doing. i don't know what you mean about a lower cam gear as there are crankshaft gears and overhead cam gears

My bad... I meant crank gear.

I just wanted to check on the cam being off like it is. Since it runs fine when it runs, if it works don't fix it.

To me, if you put the flywheel back on with everything in the same position it comes off isn't that what matters? To me it makes sense and that is why I am asking these questions. If the flywheel is keyed to the crank, then it should be fine in my mind. I know that timing is very important, but I am not doing anything with timing.
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06-14-2015, 02:17 PM,
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RE: Starter Clutch...HELP!!!
if its keyed how can it go on wrong?
2007 1100 custom,cobra longs and pods,doubled clutch spring.
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06-14-2015, 06:37 PM, (This post was last modified: 06-14-2015, 06:51 PM by pauli466.)
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RE: Starter Clutch...HELP!!!
(06-14-2015, 02:17 PM)nick59 Wrote: if its keyed how can it go on wrong?
why are you even looking a timing marks, you don't need to line anything up to remove a flywheel. you just remove the cover first then the idler gear& shaft then the flywheel nut, then pull the flywheel. i'v always used an air gun for the flywheel nut and the starter clutch bolts. so i dont have to hold the flywheel from spinning. no air gun: you'll need a sheave to hold the flywheel back while you remove the nut and starter clutch bolts. loosen the starter clutch bolts with the flywheel mounted on the crank then remove them after you pull it, it easier that way. and get that timing stuff out of your head. one more thing never turn the engine counter clockwise always in the direction of rotation espically when lining up timing marks, if you miss always go around again never backwards.
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02-04-2018, 02:22 PM,
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RE: Starter Clutch...HELP!!!
I too have a timing issue I am unsure of how to solve. I tried to follow instructions from youtube and threads from forums, everything was going great until I was pulling off the starter clutch/stator housing... during that process the puller I was using split the end of the crank shaft... so after fighting with getting the stator housing to pop loose and fixing the end of the shaft... I had spun the crank multiple times and both directions and have no clue how to make sure the timing is back to where I started... I did not remove anything except the left side engine cover. any insight into what I should start out with would be great!
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