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How do I get the handlebars on the 20" Thomas and Friends bike to lock into the forks? The bottom plug is cogged, but there's nothing for the cogs to fit into.

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I know this is probably DUMB of me to say, But some with this type of turntable arrangement, The ring would only set one way. The ring did not turn, but rather the wheels faced up and rolled with, and supported the turntable.

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Most Panasonic VCR use a mechanisms with a letter. For example the NV-HS900 uses a K Deck. What you need to do is type the model number into google and search for which deck it uses. Then with luck you might also find the instructions for setting the deck up correctly. I got the K-Deck one free.

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SOURCE: diamondback rm 20 kids bike. Can you adjust the handlebars?

Yes, there is an allen screw on the top of the stem of the handle may also be a bolt with a head on it that can be turned with a socket or cresent wrench.

Loosen the bolt 3 or 4 complete revolutions and then wiggle the bars back and forth from side to side while pulling up. Be careful not to completely remove the screw as the piece that it is connected to will fall off and you will have to remove the bars completely to fix.

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Here's the deal > the chain position on the crankshaft cog makes no difference. No timing is done on that end. The timing is done when mounting the chain on the OHC. Run the piston up to TDC. Put the cam in a position where the cam lobes are pointing downward. Look at the cam gear. There should be two marks on one side of the gear. You should be able to see the marks from the left side of the engine. The cam is in time when the marks are parallel with the top gasket surface of the head and the gear is bolted to the cam. Now you have TDC compression stroke (good). If the cam lobes were pointing upward you would have TDC exhaust stroke (bad). Just to help you a bit in the future, I have a web site below where you can see a parts fitch for your specific bike.

You will select the actual brand, year, model, etc., once you go to the site. Part numbers and prices are also shown. You can order parts from this site. In the event no price is shown on a particular part, the part is not in stock.

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