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Oil seal I didn't take note of what direction this seal pointed on dissassembly. Does the 'flat' side sit towards the back of the bike and the 'open' channel side towards the engine case?? We are talkin' about part# 26227-58.

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Before I explain the timing, I want you to check the crankshaft bearing on the left side, (shifter side), of the bike. Just remove the left side case cover and then hold the magneto firmly in your hand and then lift up and down then left and right. If the magneto is not rock solid you will need to install new crank bearings and seals. Any movement in the magneto means the timing will be jumping around.

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Put bike on center stand and hold rear wheel with both hands and 12 and 6 O'clock positions. Try to move wheel by pushing towards the side of the bike in each direction. If wheel moves more than 1-2mm then you need to have final drive repaired. You can also remove drain plug at the bottom of the final drive and see if any metal particles drain out with the oil. Use a small drain pan to catch the oil.

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