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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 10-01-2018, 03:35 PM Thread Starter
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A man's gotta do what a man's gotta do

Ok, after replacing the starter clutch and getting the timing 180 out, I now have a bent valve and need to pull the engine.

I decided to take lemons and make lemon aide.

I am going to hop it up some, but not crazy, I am thinking about Metric Magic's 440 cams and milling about .035" off the heads. I already have pods, have removed the baffles and rejetted the carbs.

All sugestions and opinions are welcome.

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Well, that sucks, but at least you're making the best of it. Good luck with the mods and please keep us informed on your progress.

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I was nervous as all get out when swapping out the starter clutch and can easily see how it happened. Definitely never a good thing to hear. My Veronica is set up like yours (pre-op at least) and I would say she runs more like a 1300, so I am interested in hearing how well the oversize and cam set up works for you. Good luck and looking forward to good results.
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As everyone else has said, bummer. Definitely keep us informed and pictures of the build in progress would be great.

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Yea, I was pretty bummed about it, still am really. I tried to follow the recomendations but it got away from me. I totally know how to avoid it now, and how to be certain that the timing is corect, LOL.

I have someone coming over this week with a leak down tester and we will be able to verify that the valve is bent. Once we do the test I will order the parts and start the disassembly.

I will take pictures and might try a you tube video, I am not good at making videos but I will give it a go.

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Im at a loss how doing anything with the starter would mess up the valve timing?

do you have to take off one of the timing chains to replace the starter clutch?
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post #7 of 20 (permalink) Old 10-02-2018, 01:19 PM Thread Starter
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You have to remove the flywheel to install the new starter clutch and in the process I turned the crankshaft.

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I had a machinist help me replace mine. I totally would be in your boat. Sorry man. I bet that lemonade will taste real sweet!!!!!
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Yeah, the 1100 is nerve wracking to do the starter clutch on. It's not so much a clutch, but a 1 way bearing that the starter gear engages. There are about half a dozen marks that you have to line up and keep lined up with the crankcase cover on, with it off, and on both sides of the bike at the cylinder head. Add to that you have to keep the flywheel in place while breaking loose the nut on it...of course Yamahama has a special tool just for that haha. So I definitely feel for you Lou. I think some of the instructions I came across countered what the tech manual said about where to line up certain tick marks...so that didn't help any and now I can't remember which set was correct haha.
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I followed the tick marks in the Clymer's manual, where it showed the flywheel lining up with a single mark on the lower cam gear, that is wrong, it lines up with the double mark.

If anyone else has a Clymer's, I would love to know if there book shows the same thing. I figure that at some point Yamaha did have a gear that lined up like what was shown and the part was later changed and the book was not updated, but that is just a guess.

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