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Okay after two years we are putting my girls bike together. new head gaskets, new belts, slightly used carbs, everything lights up and works.

i have never installed new belts, but i do have a manual. belts on, gas in, oil, coolant.

we have spark, we have compression, we have fuel up to the pump.

the bike almost started with WD40, but no quite. this morning it almost started after sitting all night, slight backfire, but failed to start. the new battery seemed a little sluggish, but we have been cranking often. timing light shows that we are on one of the T marks on #1 cylinder., however it is hard to tell if it is one or two. I set belts on T1. I may try again and mark the fly wheel with red nail polish, easier to see.



I realize this is a lot of info, but the more YOU know, THE EASIER to advise someone who is semi-competent. This site has been a real boon to me, its like having dozens of really competent relatives. I only wish I could repay the favor.

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All the things you mentioned i did, tunr by hand, chalk marks, rhecked and re checked. I am still leaning towards my slightly used carbs. they smelled really really bad when they arrived.so bad we had to put them outdoors for a couple days. there eas definitely nsty fuel left in parts of the passages. other than a visual exam they recieved no proper cleaning. that may have been the error
 

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i will try the seafoam. will it damage or destroy rubber gaskets and o rings? also appreciate the tip on draining the bowls. on the static timing: are we discussing using a multimeter to look for needle swing, watching a spark plug for spark, or using a timing light to see a flash? i have done static timing with points in place but not with an electronic ignition.
i hope i do not come across as a complete d***a**, its just been awhile since we had to work on anything, even with owning a Ford and a Wing.
 
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