Timing question


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cptkill21
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Timing question

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Hey guys hoping you can help me with this. I have my manual but there isn't enough info in there.

I've rotated the camshaft (center one right?) two full turns with the belts installed and got both crankshafts to the correct positions based off the up, and timing marks. The right crankshaft (if sitting on the bike) is slightly off from the correct position by about an eighth inch to low.

The T1 mark for the camshaft is at the top of the view port fully visible and F fully visible at the bottom of the port. To my understanding that means my timing is off. Can I remove the belts at this point and manually rotate camshaft to get the correct position and manually rotate the right crankshaft to get the correct position? Or should I get the crankshaft to the correct position then manually turn both crankshafts to the correct position?

Another question can I use a sharpie to mark the camshaft position or must it be the pen i've seen mentioned

I can wait for a reply for about an hour or so while working on the other parts but will need to get to this soon. Sorry no rush but she needs to be road ready by tomorrow.

Thanks



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Re: Timing question

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Not sure why this thread posted twice. Sorry about that. Moderators can you fix it?

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timing question for my 84 gl1200a Hoping it gets more views here

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Hey guys hoping you can help me with this. I have my manual but there isn't enough info in there.

I've rotated the camshaft (center one right?) two full turns with the belts installed and got both crankshafts to the correct positions based off the up, and timing marks. The right crankshaft (if sitting on the bike) is slightly off from the correct position by about an eighth inch to low.

The T1 mark for the camshaft is at the top of the view port fully visible and F fully visible at the bottom of the port. To my understanding that means my timing is off. Can I remove the belts at this point and manually rotate camshaft to get the correct position and manually rotate the right crankshaft to get the correct position? Or should I get the crankshaft to the correct position then manually turn both crankshafts to the correct position?

Another question can I use a sharpie to mark the camshaft position or must it be the pen i've seen mentioned

I can wait for a reply for about an hour or so while working on the other parts but will need to get to this soon. Sorry no rush but she needs to be road ready by tomorrow.

Thanks

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Re: timing question for my 84 gl1200a Hoping it gets more views here

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I did the timing on my 84 aspy A couple of years ago. The marks may be a little off,I would go to the how to at the top of this site,there is a good post from wingadmin on doing your belts. Hope this will help---------------------------Hal p.s. I think the timing belt change that he is doing is on a 1100 but the 1200 and 1100 have the same setup so basically the same procedure.
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Re: timing question for my 84 gl1200a Hoping it gets more views here

Post by HONDA'S »

I had a timing issue with my 85 1200I. I was sent a picture that showed the right (starboard ) factory gear mark was 2 teeth off from what it should be. When repositoned it ran good and has been that way since. Mabey you can find my old post, and it might help.

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Re: Timing question

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Forgot to update this. I got it fine tuned in the timing by manually adjusting everything yup the correct spots with the belts off.

It still has the original belts from 84 on it.....

She runs much better now.

I was unable to table the carbs though due to the air box screws being stuck so ill do that this weekend. I tuned the idle adjustment up so I can run it with the choke off but I do notice a slight knock at idle. It goes away with just a slight rev so pretty sure it's due to the carbs still needing to be tuned.

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Re: Timing question

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cptkill21 wrote:
Tue Sep 19, 2017 4:32 am

It still has the original belts from 84 on it.....
Has, or had?

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Re: Timing question

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Had. I replaced, timed, and tensioned.



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