Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Victoriaville, Qc
Welcome to the forum, the way I understand it, you have a loose flywheel, it's supposed to be a no brainer since there is supoosed to be a key on the crankshaft that sits in the slot of the flywheel.
With the piston at TDC, the T of the flywheel should align with the case arrow below the cylinder (stator case off) or the timing hole (stator case installed), the dot on the main gear on the transmission side should also align with the case arrow. Don't run the engine without the crank key or you may end up with too much timing and ping the thing to death.
Edit, : I think I misunderstood, you are talking about the balancer, no it does not affect the timing at all, it cancels vibration, both arrows on the gear behind the starter clutch and the balancer gear need to be aligned otherwise the engine will rips mounts and take a hike on it's own lol
2008 TRX 450ER XC racing
FMSQ # 281
Last edited by gboezio; 07-24-2019 at 07:18 AM.