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1984 interstate, my brother helped me remove the engine.when he did, he pulled off the right pully wheel and belts, the engine has been turned. how do I set them right? on one try the piston hit the valves.now what?:praying:
 

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That's not good. I'd remove the valve covers and the cams so all valves are closed, then you could safely turn the crankshaft to TDC #1 and start from scratch.

Hopefully no valves have been bent already. There's enough leverage to do this turning the engine over by hand if you're not really careful. It may not be a bad idea to do a 'leak down' on each cylinder when the cams are out to make sure.

I suppose you could 'noodle' things around by turning the cams and engine in just the right way (without removing the cams)...but that's kinda risky and would involve way too much thinking IMO. Plus it's ridiculously easy to remove the cams.
 

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If you turn the crankshaft either way 45 to 90 degrees off TDC then you can turn the cam to the TDC position then turn the crank back to TDC and install the belts. Then you can check the compression and see if it has any bent valves.
 

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Oh... and keep your brother away from the bike! LOL
 

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Ok, then don't let him work on it after he has been in the beer. :)
 
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