Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Mims, FL: Home of the Flying Sunset Cans
"The surest way to find TDC is to remove a spark plug and stick a plastic soda straw down through the hole so it rests on the piston. Turn the engine slowly in its normal direction of rotation (this makes sure the timing chain stays tight) and observe the straw. When the straw stops rising, the piston is at TDC."
This is probably a stupid question, but, why not just watch the rockers for max slack and then adjust per specs. I have done it this way for years. Am I doing it wrong all this time? Cheers, Wavelength.
250 Virago V-Twin 2009 5000mi.