cam timeing

Discussion in 'FXR Models' started by noeld, Sep 7, 2014.

  1. noeld

    noeld Member

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    I was changing the nose cone on my 89 fxr & the cam got pulled out my Q is the timing mark in the hole on left side have to be lined up to set the 2 marks on the cam gear on right side
    they don't seem to line up on both sides ????
    thx noel
     
  2. HDDon

    HDDon Experienced Member Contributor Retired Moderators

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  3. noeld

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    thx for the link----but does the timeing mark in the hole on left side have to be anywhere when you instale the cam gears on the left side
     
  4. HDDon

    HDDon Experienced Member Contributor Retired Moderators

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    If you are talking about the breather gear, yes it is critical to get that lined up too.
     
  5. noeld

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    no I am talking about the timeing mark on the grank on the left side of the bike in the timeing hole
    sorry about the misunderstanding
    thx noel
     
  6. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    Cam Installation Instructions - Step by Step
    Have a read here, remember to check your end play on the cam and breather gear, you may also want to change the nose cone bushing now
     
  7. noeld

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    thx for link
    it didn't say anything about timing mark on crank so I guess im good to go
     
  8. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    Your pinion gear(gearcase) is keyed, it fits only one way, as long as the key has not sheared your timing marks on the left side have not changed I hope this helps:s
     
  9. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    If you look here you will see the keyway and the outer timing mark
     
  10. TQuentin1

    TQuentin1 Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

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    No. You do not need to worry about the timing mark on the crank shaft flywheel that is visible from the left side of the engine behind the plug. Aligning the mark on the cam, breather and pinion sets the valves/camshaft timing (and the breather).

    Cheers,

    TQ