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Old 05-25-2013, 02:37 PM   #1
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TDC locating pin for 1150. I have one, not sure how to use it.

I wanted to do my valves, and figured I'd use this tool that I got right before I sold my last 1150, and haven't had a chance to use on my new one.

I'm assuming there is a hole where I can put it, turn the rear tire till it locks into place?
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Old 05-25-2013, 09:27 PM   #2
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Laugh

Here's a thread with almost the same title that should answer your question: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=82679
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Old 05-25-2013, 11:41 PM   #3
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Perfect. Thanks. That's actually the same tool I got back then when they were made, but somehow missed that post.
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Old 05-26-2013, 03:03 PM   #4
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Locating and locking the boxer engine at TDC for valve lash adjustments is unnecessary IMO.

When preparing to adjust valve lash, I remove both spark plugs and use a plastic straw or wood stick in the cylinder and rotate the engine using the rear wheel until the cylinder is close to TDC. The cam is now on the base circle and need not be any closer to TDC than that. With the plugs out, I note their color and adjust the gap, reinstall and I'm done.
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Old 05-26-2013, 03:36 PM   #5
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I know it's easy to do without. I have the tool though, so wanted to use it.

My normal technique is to pull the plugs, and rotate the rear tire and just look at the arrows on the timing chain sprockets. When the arrow is pointing out, the valves are loose and you can adjust them. It's easier than the damn sight hole and dealing with that plug. It's what I did yesterday, and got everything adjusted, synced, and the bike is happy.
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