timing after alt conversion

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timing after alt conversion

Post by bigmac7139 » Wed Jun 15, 2011 11:14 pm

well hello everyone, its been a bit, my buddies wing is just about back together from doing the poorboy kit. niw i have a tech question, we ended up changing out the belts while we were in there. went to start it up as a quick check before we put coolant back in it. kinda got a couple of back fires and wouldnt start. my question is if the bolt that went into the crankshaft, got turned when the belts were off, would that change the timing and not allow it to start?, if so like i think, then does anyone know the alignment points for all the pulleys and main crank so that we can reset the timing. assuming its like my honda accords set up, it has marks for lining it up. any ideas before we wait for the battery to recharge since it has been off the bike for a few weeks, any info would eb greatly appreciated.

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Re: timing after alt conversion

Post by dingdong » Thu Jun 16, 2011 8:11 am

I'm assuming the Wing is a 1200. Here is a tutorial for the 1000 but the procedure is the same.


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Re: timing after alt conversion

Post by WingAdmin » Thu Jun 16, 2011 10:48 am

Look at the timing mark (remove the plug on the left upper side of the engine case). That will tell you where the engine is in the cycle (should be at T-1 to set the belts). It sounds like you might have got the timing off, hopefully it isn't off enough that you've done damage - it's an interference engine, and if more than a few teeth off, the pistons will impact the valves.

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