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  1. How is this possible?

    2005-2006 ZX-6R
    After completing a valve adjustment and reinstalling the camshafts according to the manual with the "IN" and "EX" marks facing outwards (second picture), my sprocket TDC marks will be in position for the piston #1 compression stroke (top of first picture in yellow) yet my tappet/lobe positions...
  2. Taking off the camshaft cap before the camchain tensioner

    2005-2006 ZX-6R
    Let's say I remove the camcap before the camchain tensioner. Will that cause serious damage to something? I'm now unable to put the camcap and camtensioner back on. Three things are happening that are all new: 1.) When I started to tighten down the camcap, the camchain starts to come off of...
  3. Finding TDC compression stroke for pistons 1 or 4

    2005-2006 ZX-6R
    Let's say that hypothetically, while doing a valve adjustment, you take off the camshafts and camchain tensioner and then spin the crank shafts an unknown amount of times until you land at TDC #1,4. How would you know if you're on the compression stroke of 1 or the compression stroke of 4...
  4. Lost the timing on cam chain

    2005-2006 ZX-6R
    Would I need to take the engine off in order to reset the timing on the cam chain? I lost the timing when I took off the camshaft cover which took the exhaust camshaft with it enough to take the camshaft chain off the sprockets. I would prefer not to take the engine off. I'm wondering if...