Sellis Posted March 18, 2007 Share Posted March 18, 2007 I neeed the wisdom of this borad! I removed my heads from my 1998 R1100RT and sent them to San Jose to be machined for dual plugs. I was a little boared this winter and wanted something new for the bike and this seemed like a good option. Now for the problem! I pulled the rubber plug, put the flywheel at TDC, used a drill bit to lock the engine, used a tie wrap to the cam sprocket to the chain, so it could not move on the timing chain, is short did everything I could think of so as not to get the timing off. Well, I removed the rockers, heads, ect. Once the rockers were removed, not thinking, I turned the cams, just to inspect the cam lobes. Then the light came on and I figured out I did not know which side of the engine was on the compression stroke, and even though the sprockets have a notch on them which matches the cam sprocket, and I have the sprocket tie wrapped to the chain, I could be off 180 degrees, on the valve timing. Ok, is there anyway to tell which side is on the compression stroke and ready to fire? I guess I can put it back togeter and pull the injectos and see which one squirts fuel, that will tell me which side should have an intake getting ready to open. I guess I would have a 50 50 chance of getting it right, but I thought I'd ask for the infinite wisdom of this board, what am I missing or what suggestions do you all have. Thanks, Steve Link to comment
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