Author Topic: Non OEM, after market gaskets.  (Read 3877 times)

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January 31, 2016, 05:15:42 PMReply #15 on

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So, I've switched the Suzuki for the Tiger in the back bedroom, again. It's amazing that the Tiger is 21kg lighter than the Suzuki. They must have made them out of cast iron in the old days!

Everything has to come off the top end again so that I can check/change the valve stem oil seals. All fun and games. If nothing else it will give me a chance to double check the valve timing. :icon_lol:
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February 01, 2016, 10:20:40 AMReply #16 on

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Another Clive Woods gem:  if the sprocket arrows don't exactly line up, just take a photo of them before you strip so you can put them back where they were BUT.....  the arrows not aligning is a symptom of cam chain wear.  He reckoned he could tell when the chain needed changing by the amount of misalignment but I can't remember the crucial bit of info, which is by how much. 

Incidentally, and it's logic when you think about it,  cam chain stretch will always result in the left sprocket arrow being higher than the right
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February 01, 2016, 03:31:09 PMReply #17 on

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Incidentally, and it's logic when you think about it,  cam chain stretch will always result in the left sprocket arrow being higher than the right

Noted. Suzuki in their infinite wisdom choose to do the timing marks as horizontal on the exhaust cam shaft sprocket  (to align with the cylinder head mating surface) and vertical on the inlet exhaust camshaft sprocket.
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