Top dead centre

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warhog
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Top dead centre

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Post by warhog » Thu Nov 06, 2003 2:14 pm

Any advice on the best way to find tdc on my 45? I want to try to set the valves this winter and while I don't think the adjustments should be too difficult, I know they are dependent on the timing being set properly... is it as simple as the old screwdriver in the sparkplug hole and crank til it stops going up or is that too archaic?
Any help would be appreciated.



dirtydistrict
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Re: Top dead centre

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Post by dirtydistrict » Fri Nov 07, 2003 10:40 am

hi Warhog, don't own WL but no more difficult than screwdriver hi technologie; you can also check the mark on your flywheel; tdc is indicated; be sure the tappets are on the right position (release) for the cylinder concerned.

warhog
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Re: Top dead centre

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Post by warhog » Fri Nov 07, 2003 10:15 pm

thanks dirty- I have the original service manual for the bike but they say find tdc, then jump to the next step... apparantly assuming the screwdriver hitech knowledge is universal :) thanks for the input.

haggis
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Re: Top dead centre

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Post by haggis » Fri Nov 07, 2003 11:58 pm

Hi warhog(great name!!!)
Go take a look at 45's "new" wl ..it'll blow your mind . Haggis http://www.45partsdepot.com

warhog
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Re: Top dead centre

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Post by warhog » Sat Nov 08, 2003 8:33 am

hey haggis

ouch! those bikes are awesome! any feedback from anyone who has bought on of those kits? If they run and and perform like they look... I love my bike but I'm 6'3" and 230... the 20 hp my 45 is pumping out (thats downhill mind you) gets a little sedate! lol.

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