What bike is this?
That's a good idea. Can't hurt to have that data point just to confirm things. Thanks!If you just turned it by hand I doubt it was enough to bend metal.
Maybe do a leak down test if you want peace of mind. You should be ok.
Will do. Think I need to do this just to have confirmation one way or the other. Thanks!You likely will be fine , BUT....
To be sure do a leakdown test on the motor to verify, if you have a bent valve the leakdown test will dump air out the bent valve.
Thanks for the comment! I didn't loosen the 3 bolts on the cam pulleys if that's what you're meaning. I used these from Hdesa to pin the cams thru the access hole described in the manual.What pins did you pull? Did you losen up the cam pulley adjusters? If you did this, you migth want to make sure your timing isn't out of wack by degreeing your cams or follow the work shop manual instructions using the cam lock pin
@Chuckracer Yikes! Glad I didn't attempt to start mine. Fingers crossed it was just a dumb oversight by me!I once bought a perfect ST3 super cheap because the shop that changed the belts on it did the same thing, but they didn't check their work first, just started it.
Goodbye exhaust valve.
That bike was running, but with an audible tick, which was the exhaust valve hitting the piston.
@JEFFRPM Wow only a 2 degree difference! That's incredibly tight tolerance.Last year while doing my winter maintenance in my greed for more bottom end grunt I advanced my cam timing from 3° advance to 5° when doing so I bent my vertical cylinder intake valve by.. oh... say... 0.001" when turning over by hand needless to say I didn't repeat that stupid idea on the horizontal next.
Why I didn't pull that stunt on the "easy" to replace horizontal cyl first was my penance for having to tear my engine down changing the PITA vertical intake valve.
I seem to occasionally have lapse of judgment.
12.1 pistons & big cams is what caused the tight clearances, stock pistons with big cams you probably could go 8 or 10 degrees advance.@JEFFRPM Wow only a 2 degree difference! That's incredibly tight tolerance.