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Wont start have set the cam timing how it is meant be top dead then line marks up on cam inline with the head all seems gd just wont fire up have just put new piston and rings have got sparkand fuel

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does this model use a chain tensioner? a spring riding on the chain? it maybe broken. you have too much play in the timing chain

Posted on Mar 11, 2009

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SOURCE: 85 suzuki 125 4 wheeler that is out of time how do i time it

With your piston @ TDC (top dead centre)(check the timing marks) all of your cam lobes should be pointing as far away from the valves (or rockers) as possible. Alternatively, the cam lobes can all be very close to opening the valves. This is called "rocking." Once you have set it up like this, you should turn the crank in the direction of rotation to check that none of the valves touch the piston. Keep turning the crank to check the valve are opening and closing at the right times, ie "****, squeeze, bang, blow"

Posted on Jul 19, 2009

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SOURCE: got a spark but bike wont fire up

Even tho u have got a spark dose not mean the spark plug is ok try changing the spark plug and i would recheck u carb to see if the flots in the bottom of the carb are still inplace correctly if u have any more problems please get back to me i will be more than happy to help i have worked on at least 100+ of these bikes

Posted on Feb 23, 2010

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need more info does it hit at all

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