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I got a 2008 CRF230F, i have installed a cam in the bike along with heavyduty vavle springs. i have the T showing up, but not sure on how the cam should be properly placed. i place the head back on but now the rocker arms are lose. im not certain if the cam should either pointing upwards or downwards while the T is showing up. how can i fix the problem? by the way, i have been reading articles an when the T comes up on the flywheel should i ziptie the socket to the gear shifter to keep the letter T in dead center of the hole without it moving? thanks

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Remove the rod altogether and get the lever in the position you want.

Once you're happy with that, pick up the rod and look at it. The threads at each end are the oppsite of each-other. One is right-handed (you turn it clockwise to tighten it up), the other is left-handed.

Take the two small locking nuts and wind them on to the correct ends of the connecting rod. DO NOT force anything if it feels like it doesn't want ot go, as you will cross-thread things and the assembly will be kaput.

Offer the rod up to the connecter at the foot pedal and the shift arm and gently screw in each end at the same time. Make sure that the threads match!! ie left handed thread on the right, and vice-versa. Once happy with the position, tighten up the locking nuts and off you go.

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you probally need to retime it find top dead center on copression stroke and aline your cam then put your chain on that shoul do it did you take the cam chain off or loosen your tensener? if so you need to re time it

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SOURCE: my bike keeps cutting out???

Do the following to see if these fix the problem, before messing with the hoses.
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It could be a blocked fuel breather. Check that out.
3) The choke migh'nt be stuck on. If the engine is working with the choke pulled on all the way, with high revs, it's possibly an idle problem. Readjust the idle setting.
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Replacing the swingarm bearings isn't that big of a job, but you will need a special tool to remove the nut that secures the swingarm pivot bolt. Then, once you get it off, you may need a hydraulic press to remove and re-insert the pivot bearings.
Consult with your local dealer and find out how much they charge to do it, then decide if you want to tackle it on your own. Keep in mind that if they charge for, let's say, two hours worth of labor (for example) - it may take you (at least) twice as long to do in your own garage, having never done it before.

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