can not time up my GL1100


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can not time up my GL1100

Postby yamman35 » Mon Mar 14, 2016 3:44 pm



I removed and stripped down my GL1100 heads. I re-fitted them but for some reason I can not time the engine. when I move the parts to aline the marks it valves hit the pistons etc. What have I done wrong?



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ekvh
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Re: can not time up my GL1100

Postby ekvh » Mon Mar 14, 2016 5:38 pm

You must have something wrong. To be safe, remove the belts, loosen all valve adjusters all the way off and start over.
Make sure pulleys' up marks are up, timing marks close. Rotate the flywheel to T1. That now becomes the first T1 for valve adjusting purposes.

Mark the centre pulley for F1. You can tell if it moved when putting on the belts. Put on the belts checking marks frequently. Left side usually goes on easily. Right side needs to have the cam pulley rotated back some because of intake valve's spring pressure for #3cylinder. Quite a few guys use a welding vide grip to hold it in position. You can do it with your hand, but it's a grunt. Do belt tensioning, then adjust valves. Pray that your valves aren't bent before starting it.

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Re: can not time up my GL1100

Postby topgun » Mon Mar 14, 2016 10:39 pm

not clear if you are turning crank and they hit or if you are turning cams to get the marks lined up
if you're turning the cams then you need to rotate the crank a bit to let valve move then bring it back to the T1

If rotating crank without 1 or both belts on then turn the cam to let piston go by the valve and the return the cam,
ALL TURNING BY HAND OF COURSE

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Re: can not time up my GL1100

Postby RBGERSON » Thu Mar 17, 2016 8:48 am

You Use the T1 mark to set both sets of valves maybe you used the wrong rotation of the t1 and have the valves set to the wrong t1 rotation.
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Re: can not time up my GL1100

Postby Old Fogey » Thu Mar 17, 2016 3:16 pm

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'Impossible' is just a level of difficulty! The only stupid question is the one you didn't ask first!

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Re: can not time up my GL1100

Postby f1xrupr » Sat Mar 19, 2016 8:44 pm

I don't suppose you got your cams mixed up did you?


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