Ok, need a little advice before proceeding on reassembly procedure on 05 RMZ-450 Camshafts.
Here is the situation: Just got my Hotcams valve shim kit from Thumpertalk and proceeded to swap out my shims to new calculated shims. Upon reassembly of the Camshafts and the Cam Chain tensioner, I am running into the following issue.
The Cam Chain tensioner is retracted fully (as per the instructions in the manual) and after the Cam Chain tensioner is completely installed, then the following occurs:
1. The Cam Chain is so tight, I could stand on it without it moving. (and the Cam Chain tensioner is not even engaged at this point).
2. It appears to me that the intake Camshaft is pulled slightly to the right now (by lining up the timing mark on the intake Camshaft. the manual indicates that it should be straight up and down).
Prior to disassembly, I placed a black mark on the Cam Chain indicating where the timing marks were (just for extra precaution). In addition, I did count the pins (1-15) in the Cam Chain as described in the manual on the reassembly instructions.
Also, I did verify that it was at TDC on the compression stroke prior to disassembling and re-assembling the Camshafts in the same position.
I did not want to proceed any further without getting advice from someone with experience doing this. Please let me know what you think and what I should do from here.
Thanks for any help.