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Old 14th June 2012
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I'm not hearing anything about valve adjustment.
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we need to find out if it was put back together correctly first, then move to valve adjustment
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what were trying to find out is
1 did you remove the cam from the cover,
2 install the cam in the engine,
3 install the cam cover,
4 install the advance system,
5 install the inner plate, install the reluctor(the part that spins around)
6 and set timing.
Yes to all, i will start from the beginning, new top end on the bike pistons, valves etc. Put it back together and it ran but was not taking oil from the bag, pulled the oil pump to find it was locked up and cracked, ordere a new pump took the case off to see if the gears were messed up, everything was fine, when i pulled the cover a gear fell out so i re alligned all the gears on there timing marks installed new oil pump, adjusted push rods put all the ignition stuff back on and thats where im at, no running at all
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I do have spark, the plugs arent wet but the have a little gas on them and smell like gas. And the popping comes out of the exhaust and carb(fire comes out of the carb) air filter is not on
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we need to find out if it was put back together correctly first, then move to valve adjustment
Aw come on, do the valves, do the valves.
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I need you to answer the questions in my post 43 first.
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Valves should be fine my mechanic done them and it ran great. Problems didnt start until after i tore open the cam case to replace the oil pump and retime cams
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Yes to all the questions
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Well then I'm confused. 1st you say you didn't remove the pickup plate, and now you say you did remove the pickup plate. "5 install the inner plate....". You had to remove it in order to install it.
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I just removed it a little while ago, so yes,
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