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post #1 of 5 Old 07-07-2010, 07:12 PM Thread Starter
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After "DOO" change,What about Engine timing?

After the doo change,,,what happens to engine timing? I'm not an expert on the KLR so, not sure what may happen to timing. Is it important to NOT rotate piston in any way during the change? Just wondering. Thanks in advance.
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Nothing. You can rotate the crank with no problems.

Doing a valve adjustment is a different story.

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After the doo change,,,what happens to engine timing? I'm not an expert on the KLR so, not sure what may happen to timing. Is it important to NOT rotate piston in any way during the change? Just wondering. Thanks in advance.

The doohickey is the chain tensioner for the balancer system (it conteracts the vibes from the piston/crank to smooth out felt vibrations). The cam chain is a seperate chain that needs to be oriented correctly for timing, the balancer doesn't.
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The balancers do need to stay in time with the piston to properly counter vibration but you're not removing the balancer chain from any of the sprockets so everything remains lined up.
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Nothing. You can rotate the crank with no problems.

Doing a valve adjustment is a different story.
Cool ,,thanks just wanted to be sure on that one before I do work on it.
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