Lost timing help!


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Lost timing help!

Postby Samclyde » Wed Apr 23, 2014 1:23 am



I recently replaced the head gaskets on my 78 gl1000. When I was putting it back together I accidentally let the cam roll once. I thought I had it back in the same spot but it won't run right. So to make matters worse I figured I would just re time the whole bike. But now it won't even sputter. I tried what the book told me to do and I think I have the cams on the wrong stroke. I can't figure out where to start a base line. Any help would be very much appreciated thanks



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Re: Lost timing help!

Postby ct1500 » Wed Apr 23, 2014 2:15 am

Seeing as how you have been rolling the engine over with possible mistimed cams any further damage is impossible.

Remove the timing plug and turn engine to the T1.2 mark and check where your cam marks are.
This is what I do
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Re: Lost timing help!

Postby Samclyde » Wed Apr 23, 2014 11:57 pm

Ok I have been dinking with it all night.i removed the timing plug, and lined up t1 and the made the right side valves match up to that mark. (I'm going off that the right hand front cylinder is number one.) Then I spin the engine till the mar t2 comes up and make the left side valves match that and nothing happens. So I figured I was 180 out so I took the belts off and spun the engine 180 degrees and tried again with no success. So at this point I am stumped and I don't know. Which way to turn. Please help me!!!

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Re: Lost timing help!

Postby terryt » Thu Apr 24, 2014 2:04 am

Samclyde wrote:Ok I have been dinking with it all night.i removed the timing plug, and lined up t1 and the made the right side valves match up to that mark. (I'm going off that the right hand front cylinder is number one.) Then I spin the engine till the mar t2 comes up and make the left side valves match that and nothing happens. So I figured I was 180 out so I took the belts off and spun the engine 180 degrees and tried again with no success. So at this point I am stumped and I don't know. Which way to turn. Please help me!!!


Once cam timing mark on the crank is set, both marks on the L/h and R/H cams should line up, the wheel are stamped with the mark UP on them
you don't set one at T1, then Turn the engine over to T2 then set that up

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Re: Lost timing help!

Postby ekvh » Thu Apr 24, 2014 3:01 pm

Yep, to clarify: set both valve timing belts with crank at T-1. You are probably thinking of setting ignition, or the rotating of the engine to set belt tensioners. http://www.ngwclub.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=3544

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Re: Lost timing help!

Postby Samclyde » Fri Apr 25, 2014 3:14 am

Still no luck everything is lined up t 1 and bkthe can gears. Alls I get is the occasional backfire.I know it runs because I drove it in the garage. So it has to be something to do with the timing being off is the ibky thing I can think.

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Re: Lost timing help!

Postby aussiegold » Sat Apr 26, 2014 6:58 am

read this topic and then follow it , step by step. then join that forum. it is excellent.
http://www.ngwclub.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=3544

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Re: Lost timing help!

Postby ekvh » Mon Apr 28, 2014 6:58 pm

Check your plug wires? Easy to get them reversed if they are not numbered.

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Re: Lost timing help!

Postby Samclyde » Mon May 05, 2014 9:39 pm

Is the t2 mark used for anything. I can get the bike to backfire. I have Spun it 180 degrees out with no luck even 90 degrees. No luck I don't understand it I am very frustrated please any help!!!

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Re: Lost timing help!

Postby aussiegold » Tue May 06, 2014 5:01 am

aussiegold wrote:read this topic and then follow it , step by step. then join that forum. it is excellent.
http://www.ngwclub.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=3544


have you followed these instructions to the letter ? after you have it's time to check the plug leads.




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