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  1. Motorcycle Repair
    Ok... so I’ve got my flywheel at TDC. The exhaust cam seems to line up. My intake cam’s punch mark is lower than the head, there are however paint marks on the intake cam that line up with the head. It’s as if someone put them there. I’m perplexed. Trying to get timing down before I pull the...
  2. Motorcycle Repair
    Hello all, I have completed my rebuild of my Nighthawk 700s, at least I thought. Whenever it fires up and runs it makes this horrible noise, almost like the timing chain is scraping against something or is loose and is flying out and hitting something. However I took the chain tensioner out...
  3. Motorcycle Repair
    I am rebuilding the top end of on my 1994 VT1100c. I am having trouble setting up the timing between the crank markings and the cam. There are a number of marks on the crank, |F|F|FT and |F|F|RT. According to the service manual, I am supposed to line up the |FT with the stationary mark on the...
  4. Motorcycle Repair
    Hey all, I have a '75 Suzuki GT185. I'm kind of stumped as to where to begin to look for my issue. What happens, is the bike kind of lags when accelerating. I can barely maintain speed while in 5th gear. But when it is most problematic, is when I am trying to leave my driveway (onto a busy...
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    Hi everyone Of all the forums I have been looking at, this one seems to be the best so I decided to join. I have a '71 cb 350 that had been sitting in a garage in Winnipeg for about 14 years. After much work (and colorful language) I have it running. Rebuilt carbs, new ignition, gaped and...
  6. Motorcycle Repair
    I am working on a 1973 Honda Cb350g. The engine seems to be running with the timing retarded. It seems the engine is getting hot quickly, and the engine in running sluggishly. I have timed the engine according the book. I also checked the exhaust for any obstructions. I have also rebuilt the...
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