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Wow---What a way to start off---As you look through the inspection hole and turn the flywheel counter clockwise the manual shows a straight line across then a T and below the T either an R or L---I can see the straight line across (not black but cut into the metal), and there is no TR or TL following it---I've turned it round and round for about 45 min with several different flashlights---It's just not there.

Are yours black like in the pic or are the T's and R and L all cut into the metal---My Honda is so clear you couldn't possibly miss it???----Here's a pic at this link---Thanks


How to: Adjust Valves


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i just did mine today and i have the same marks engraved into the fly wheel
 

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they are there, you kinda have to use you imagination

they aren't in black, they are just punched into the flywheel
 

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they are there, you kinda have to use you imagination

they aren't in black, they are just punched into the flywheel

I'm imagining---I'm imagining---Oh wait---What do I see--It looks like Monkey coming in the garage to do this for me



































Oh Crap---It was only my imagination:p:p
 

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after 45 minutes, adjusting the valves woulda been the least of it's problems :lol:

the F and R kinda look the same
 

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Forget the flywheel...
Before beginning...remove the flyweel bolt cover and using the starter...
note the direction the bolt head rotates when running...
This is the direction you will turn the wrench when rotating the engine during this procedure...
Remove all 4 rocker inspection covers...
remove both spark plugs...
Watch the front cylinder Intake rockers...
Rotate the engine with a wrench @ the flywheel bolt...
On the front cylinder watch for the intake rocker to go down, then up...
that was the Intake stroke/Front cylinder...
Continue turning the flywheel the SAME direction...
using a small screwdriver or wood dowel...
feel for the piston to reach TDC on the NEXT revolution....
That was the Compession stroke...

***NOTE***
(be careful, it is easy to jam the screwdriver with the piston in the sparkplug hole...
when it gets close, you will be able to see it on a V-Force, with a flashlite)

Continue....
Set your intake and exhaust valves on the front cylinder now...
move to the rear cylinder and repeat the procedure....
If the exhaust rocker begins to move you have gone too far...
You ALWAYS adjust 4 stroke valves @ TDC after the Compression stroke...
TDC is when the piston is as high as it's going to get in the cylinder bore...
ALL 4 stroke engines have the same 4 strokes...
A stroke is 180 degrees of crankshaft rotation...
INTAKE, COMPRESSION, POWER, EXHAUST...
Intake is the first down stroke...
Compression is the first up stroke...
TDC occurs @ the end of the compression stroke...
Power is the second down stroke...
Exhaust is the second up stroke...
IF you know these basic rules of I/C engines...
and can stick something in the sparkplug hole and feel the top of the piston...
You don't need any timing marks to set your valves...
I have used this procedure my whole life...
On every conceivable 4 stroke engine...
It ALWAYS works...
My grandfather taught me this when I was 4 years old...
The only possible way to screw up is to allow the piston, as it's moving up, to jam the screwdriver in the sparkplug hole...if it does... DON'T continue rotating the engine...back it off a lil and pull the screwdriver out a little and continue on...with practice you will get a "feel" how far to stick it in the hole... ;)

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