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Wanting to know how to set the timing and the

Wanting to know how to set the timing and the cams after puting in new rings 4 a xs 500 twin ohc if any one can help i would be realy gratefull

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Set the cam marks lined up with the cylinder head along with the marks on te magnito lined up with the case mark

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