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Offline lecap

KLE650 Versys confusing timing marks explained
« on: September 08, 2016, 11:26:03 am »
Be careful when fitting the cam shafts. The timing marks in the Kawasaki engine are rather confusing: You have a small zoo of all together four T marks: 1IT and 2IT if aligned with the index line in the inspection hole mark TDC of the two cylinders. Easy that far. Then you have another set of two index marks
1
-
T
and
2
-
T
which indicate the pistons being in TDC if they are aligned with the crank case split forward of the crankshaft.

The all important one is
2
-
T
which you have to bring into the inspection hole. Do NOT confuse it with the 2IT mark else you will end up with valve salad :-\

After aligning
2
-
T
both pistons are about mid way between TDC and BDC!
From here proceed as per manual with the EX and IN cam sprocket marks.
« Last Edit: September 10, 2016, 11:04:03 am by lecap »
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Re: KLE650 Versys confusing timing marks explained
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2017, 09:27:36 pm »
Thanx J, I have no idea what all those marks mean as this is waaay above my tech ability in the garage. This is the pro info stuff and I hope it makes sense to all spanner ninjas that work on these fine machines. :biggrin:
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