Cam Timing help - Stromtrooper Forum : Suzuki V-Strom Motorcycle Forums
DL1000A - 2014-2016 DL1000A - 2014-2016 (L4-L6)

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 17 Old 09-24-2018, 07:59 PM Thread Starter
Stromthusiast!
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Fort Worth, TX
Posts: 16
Cam Timing help

This is all my fault, I am using the old DL1000 manual because my DL1000A manual is taking its time getting to me.

The Generator is DEAD on F/T and we are only working on the Front cylinder right now. Nothing with the cams and head case match up 100% and there are no marks between the gears for me to know that I am dead on or not (this should have been done even if they are very hard to see).

Here are my choices:

We can either go with the marks a little off this way:

link to my pictures yet

Or we can go off this way:

link to my pictures yet

Now for the intake.

Off this way:

link to my pictures yet

Or this way:

link to my pictures yet
system-f is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 17 Old 09-24-2018, 07:59 PM Thread Starter
Stromthusiast!
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Fort Worth, TX
Posts: 16
Still can't like to my pictures.
system-f is offline  
post #3 of 17 Old 09-24-2018, 08:00 PM Thread Starter
Stromthusiast!
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Fort Worth, TX
Posts: 16
Forum spamming has really become a problem, but I just want to link to pictures I am hosting on my site, though the forum cannot tell if they are ads or not so I understand that 10 post limit.
system-f is offline  
 
post #4 of 17 Old 09-24-2018, 08:01 PM Thread Starter
Stromthusiast!
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Fort Worth, TX
Posts: 16
People don't seem to link pictures anymore, I like it because it is easier to organize the text with little html tags in there that link to the pictures...can be edited in your favorite word process and pasted right over.
system-f is offline  
post #5 of 17 Old 09-24-2018, 08:02 PM Thread Starter
Stromthusiast!
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Fort Worth, TX
Posts: 16
Maybe now I can link to my pictures, the original post:

This is all my fault, I am using the old DL1000 manual because my DL1000A manual is taking its time getting to me.

The Generator is DEAD on F/T and we are only working on the Front cylinder right now. Nothing with the cams and head case match up 100% and there are no marks between the gears for me to know that I am dead on or not (this should have been done even if they are very hard to see).

Here are my choices:

We can either go with the marks a little off this way:



Or we can go off this way:



Now for the intake.

Off this way:



Or this way:

system-f is offline  
post #6 of 17 Old 09-24-2018, 08:09 PM
Stromthusiast!
 
vTwinDino's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2016
Location: St. Catharines ON, Canada
Posts: 52
All I can suggest is make sure your using the correct marks for the cam... Both cam sprockets have marks for Intake and Exhaust.

What all did you have apart?

Sent from my Pixel 2 XL using Tapatalk
vTwinDino is offline  
post #7 of 17 Old 09-24-2018, 08:14 PM
Stromthusiast!
 
vTwinDino's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2016
Location: St. Catharines ON, Canada
Posts: 52
Sorry, I posted as you were uploading those pics...

Do you have the cam holders on in those pics?

Also, try turning the crank another 720 and hit the F/T mark without turning the crank clockwise, that way you are taking up any slack on the non-tensioned side of the chain

Sent from my Pixel 2 XL using Tapatalk
vTwinDino is offline  
post #8 of 17 Old 09-24-2018, 09:51 PM Thread Starter
Stromthusiast!
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Fort Worth, TX
Posts: 16
Yes I have rotated the crank 720 degrees and made sure there is tension on the chain, cam holders bolts are torqued down to 7ftlbs. Based on your picture it looks like the I line on the intake cam and the E line on the exhaust cam are above the head casing, not sinking below it. That would compare with my first and third picture. Of course I should have taken pictures before I took it apart, but hindsight is 20/20. Thanks for your help. Any more pictures anyone has would be greatly appreciated.
system-f is offline  
post #9 of 17 Old 09-24-2018, 10:56 PM Thread Starter
Stromthusiast!
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Fort Worth, TX
Posts: 16
I think I got this figured out. Unfortunately the 2012's had a marking on the top of the cam drive gear that the 2014+ don't seem to have so I couldn't tell if the engine is on TDC #1 compression or exhaust. I did find two white teeth that point up when I think I am on #1 TDC compression which means I was 180 degrees out. When I put the cams on their marks with the two white teeth up everything lines up. This means I was 180 degrees off and the short circuit was of course me. Can anyone confirm there are two white looking teeth on the cam drive gear on #1 cylinder when #1 is on TDC compression? The FSM sure is taking long enough to get to me
system-f is offline  
post #10 of 17 Old 09-24-2018, 11:29 PM
Stromthusiast!
 
blaustrom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: north east, Buffalo NY area
Posts: 2,522
Take the top spark plug out and use a feeler (screw driver) to verify when the front cylinder is at the top dead spot. If its compression all valves should be closed, means the cam lobes are pointing upwards (at an angle, not straight up), not touching the buckets over the valves.

.
Blau1 2004 DL650-sold
Blau2 2014 DL1000A
blaustrom is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Stromtrooper Forum : Suzuki V-Strom Motorcycle Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Rear valve timing fubar brianjonesphoto DL1000 from 2002-2012 6 02-02-2018 11:10 PM
Timing Retard Eliminator cc cruiser General V-Strom Discussion 3 11-18-2014 12:19 AM
Definitive answers: Secondary Butterflies, Ignition Timing Retard, and Rev Limiters? Skippii DL1000 from 2002-2012 17 04-28-2009 01:34 PM
Ignition timing Jimding V-Strom Modifications and Performance 4 07-15-2008 08:39 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome