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  1. Paul is correct. The timing sprocket on the cam shaft shifted when the original blew up. Try shifting your timing one tooth. Don't leave it like that, just check. Then you'll need to get a degreeing wheel, or just buy a new cam. Good luck.
  2. So just to reiterate what everyone else has said: Yes. I picked up a fully rebuilt '04 in rather pristine condition for crazy cheap because 3 shops couldn't figure out why they couldn't get the timing right. Popped a new cam in it and it ran like new. I have the old cam that needs degreeing if you want it.
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  4. Sorry if this is a stupid question, but hey, isn't that what this forum is for? I bought an '05 off a guy last night. He had the suspension revalved and re-sprung professionally for desert racing (which is great, exactly what I want, etc.) The problem is, he had it set up for 235 lbs, and I'm about 180 in full riding gear. So the question is - do I have to revalve, or just get the right springs for my weight and swap them out? (Then set the sag, of course.)
  5. grumble bumble ... 2 stroke .. grumble.
  6. Tear that carb all the way down and clean the fuuuu out of it. Replace the pilot jet, and clean the holes behind it with fishline. If that doesn't do the trick you may need to order one of the internal gasket kits and really tear the carb down (yes, even the upper). This should be SOP with any bike that has sat for more than 6 months.
  7. Are you going to tell the next guy that you did the work yourself and your level of experience? Do you have a service manual? How about a torque wrench? Do you realize that the clutch oil and the engine oil are not the same on Hondas? I know you've got good intentions here, but let me lay out the bike flipping business for you: Even if you got that bike for $500, I'm guessing you'll need to put around $800 minimum into it to get it in barely sellable shape. Just doing the top end is going to cost you some cash, and you should be doing the bottom end as well. Have you looked at the clutch basket and plates? ($300) Fork Seals? ($50) Brake pads? ($50), Plastics and graphics? ($150) I've flipped 5 bikes in the last year. I've probably made less than $500 total on them. I guarantee I've put way more than 100 hours of my time in (probably closer to 500 hours). If you're looking to make money, go flip burgers, not bikes. You'll make a lot more. If you're trying to learn engine repair and maintenance, better not plan on getting anything out of it besides valuable experience.
  8. How do you know the crank is good? Just going off of lack of metal in the oil? I'd personally just do the whole thing, but if you're not going to, take the bottom end to a reputable machine shop and have them take a look at least. I have a cylinder head with new valves that I've been trying to post, but ebay has been down for me all day. You want it? $190 shipped to your door.
  9. Dude, Most people on this forum aren't going to know what you're talking about. I wouldn't have if my machine shop guy and I hadn't discussed this a couple weeks ago. Basically, he said the cam sprocket bracket is pressed on. It can move, but most likely only if there is some sort of catastrophic engine failure. He recommended taking a grinding wheel and making a small notch on the bracket and the cam to indicate if there was any movement. As far as degreeing, if you have another to compare, that's about the best advice I can give you. I doubt you'll find anything in the service manuals. Not sure how much difference a stage 3 cam makes. Good luck.
  10. I recently spent some time with the guys down at the machine shop trying to diagnose the missed timing on my 05. I learned a lot. 1 - Cam chains do wear, but it's pretty minimal, and unlikely that it's enough to cause a timing issue. 2 - the cam-sprocket bracket (the piece the cam sprocket screws into) is pressed on, and with a big enough issue can and will slip slightly. This will cause major issues in getting the timing right, because the marks on the sprocket will line up correctly, but the cam lobes will not be in the correct position. My guy recommended getting another cam (which I have) and comparing the two side by side. Not sure if you have access to a friend with the same bike as you, but I'd check. Also, replace your cam chain.
  11. Dave at Lindsay Machine Racing does 8-10 of these a week. He's your guy. $55 plus parts (choose the valves you want). Tough to beat that. http://www.lindsaymachineracing.com/LINDSAY_MACHINE_RACING/Services.html
  12. Changed out the cam entirely and it's kicking over correctly. Also fished wire up into the carb and there was definitely an obstruction in the pilot port. Going to have to do more carb work, but the good news is that it fired up! (just won't idle and backfires like crazy.) Thanks for the help!
  13. The cam sprocket? I guess at this point I'm willing to try almost anything. You mean rotate it 180, right, not flip it. If you flipped it, the marks wouldn't be visible and it would be harder to set TDC (and I"m not sure it would line up correctly.
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