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Hi all
I have a 1985 gl1200I i sent my head in to have them machined and when i got them back the timing marks were 180 out. I if I remember correctly they valves should be at or near TDC while not attached to the block. Is there a way for me to correct this with the head installed on the bike. The bike has not been started. Here is a pic of what i am talking about. both side look the same cam appear to be 180 out but the valves look to be in the correct position.

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If your #1 piston (and #2) are at tdc, the engine won't care.
Roll the cams so the "up" arrow is facing the 12 o'clock position on both heads.
Then install the heads and set the cam belts per the manual.
Note: I always back the crank off @15degrees while torqueing the heads to prevent valve interference.
 

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thank you i don't know why i didn't think of spinning the cam.

And backing the crank shaft off a little genius thank you for the help
 
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