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Camshaft/ timing

Discussion in 'Mechanic and Repair' started by Ashley R, Aug 29, 2011.

  1. Ashley R

    Ashley R LawnSite Member
    Messages: 5

    In the process of replacing bushing at the top of the 23hp Kawa motor. During the process the crankshaft moved from the cam and now i need to know how to line everything back up so i don't ruin valves and pistons. New to site thanks for any help.
  2. Restrorob

    Restrorob LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,029

    This should cover it;


    Good Luck

  3. 2stroked

    2stroked LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 296

    I've never worked on a kawi motor before, but I'm guessing that it's going to have some dots that line up on the cam and the crank? Did you leave the cam chain on? I know you want to have your cam lobes facing down and the motor at tdc when setting timing. I can't really say for certain because I've never set timing on a kawi motor before, and really the only time i have done it is one a honda 80cc motor of a dirt bike before. Unless you have a idea of what your doing your probably going to want to leave this up to people that are experts on kawi motors. Good luck
  4. Ashley R

    Ashley R LawnSite Member
    Messages: 5

    Thanks for the help, weight off the chest....
  5. dutch1

    dutch1 LawnSite Silver Member
    from Jayhawk
    Messages: 2,248

    Dang, I missed the gravy again. You're all over it Rob!!!!!:clapping:

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