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suzuki: timing on a 2000 arctic cat 500 auto..sohc

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What are the precedures for setting the timing on a 2000 arctic cat 500 auto? It has a suzuki 500 cc sohc engine.
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Motorcycle
Expert:  Bike-Doc replied 4 years ago.

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1. Piston still at top-dead-center.

2. Camshaft alignment marks parallel to the valve
cover mating surface.
3. Recessed side of the sprocket directed toward
the cam lobes.
E. Camshaft alignment pin and sprocket
alignment hole (smallest) are aligned

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That should have read :-. Camshaft alignment pin and sprocket
alignment hole (smallest) are aligned

Expert:  Bike-Doc replied 4 years ago.

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1. Piston still at top-dead-center.

2. Camshaft alignment marks parallel to the valve
cover mating surface.


3. Recessed side of the sprocket directed toward
the cam lobes.


4. Camshaft alignment pin and sprocket
alignment hole (smallest) aligned

 

5. Insert 1 sprocket bolt finger tight, rotate cam 180, insert & tighten 2nd bolt, rotate & tighten 1st bolt

 

6. Keep cam chain taut by pushing the tensioner blade with a screwdriver or similar

 

7. Bolt cam down & recheck cam & crank positions

 

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