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Going through checking the timing the left side is off about the width of a tooth ,is this a problem .I tried to adjust it but then it is off about the same the other way.I'm having trouble getting it running right and would like to know how much difference this will make.
 

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It's common for the tooth to be off like that.
Make sure you have the crank at 1 TDC and looking straight on at the cam marks, that's as close as it'll get.

What problems are you having not running right, we can suggest other things to check.
 

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Yep, usual problem, though the chaps say it can be adjusted exactly but you need a lot of patience....in my case I spent 8 hours trying to set it precisely but still ended up with about 1/2 tooth off on one side. Anything up to 1 tooth will not crush the engine, but anything more than 1 tooth off and you can be in trouble:shock:! So be carefull. However, I believe thatthese minor deflections (up to one tooth) can be neutralized by re-adjusting the valve gaps and the ignition timing.
 

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I took the carbs back off today and I've always thought that was the problem.I drained and measured the fuel in the bowls and Num. 2 was almost without fuel.It seems there was something behind the float needle.I cleared that and am in the process of setting the floats.I skipped that when I rebuilt the carbs., yea I know a big nono.Num 1 had a broken float holder post,I JB Welded that and it seems to be holding until I can afford another set.It ran bad and I'm hopping getting the num.2 cyclinder right it will smooth out.I think while I got it down this far I will take the motor off frame and do some painting. I must say one thing theses bikes have taught me is patience...Thanks for responding
 

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i too broke a float post, I tried the JB Weld held for a while then let go . Bought a rack off EBay it arrived with four broken posts
Randakks Cycle Shakk sells permanent repair solutions for broken posts and they work well
 

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Yea I was looking at those ,I got a lead on the whole set so I am waiting to see how that works out. I got the rebuild kit with video from Randakk"s ,the video is the best money I have ever spent...Thanks
 
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