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Old 01-21-2009, 09:16 PM   #1
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I have a 1980 yamaha xs850
i was tryin to adjust the cam chain and had the tensioner too far out it jumped time
i took the cam cover off and put the dents on the cam on the marks on the head
it will start and backfire now but will run with choke on for awile then it will die and u cant get it started for nothing untill it sits awile
so i guess the timing is still off
i have a yamaha book for it and it explans timing it but im not understanding how to do it by what it says and the diagram it will not let me post the directions and diagram cause its not in a picture format
but if any have this bike and know about timing let me know
or send me a message and ill email you the part of the book
it says something about turning it a sixth of a turn and shows a octagon bolt which i am not sure what it is talking about please help
thanks alot
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Old 01-22-2009, 09:11 AM   #2
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Not only did it put dents in the cams, it also put dents in the valve edges, and dents in the tops of the piston.

Go get the $69.96 Craftsman Mechanix Tool set at Sears and take it apart. Get a cam-chain breaker from the Yamaha shop for about $10.00 and have at it.

We all have to learn the hard way sometimes, but that's the way it goes. Can I interest you in a loaner bike in the mean time? It even folds up and stores in its own suitcase.
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Old 01-22-2009, 09:45 AM   #3
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"I have a 1980 yamaha xs850"

I'm sorry.
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Old 01-22-2009, 11:12 AM   #4
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I have a 1980 yamaha xs850
i was tryin to adjust the cam chain and had the tensioner too far out it jumped time
i took the cam cover off and put the dents on the cam on the marks on the head
it will start and backfire now but will run with choke on for awile then it will die and u cant get it started for nothing untill it sits awile
so i guess the timing is still off
i have a yamaha book for it and it explans timing it but im not understanding how to do it by what it says and the diagram it will not let me post the directions and diagram cause its not in a picture format
but if any have this bike and know about timing let me know
or send me a message and ill email you the part of the book
it says something about turning it a sixth of a turn and shows a octagon bolt which i am not sure what it is talking about please help
thanks alot
XS850 SPECIAL? Does it have two pet ****s on each side of the tank?
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Old 01-22-2009, 11:19 AM   #5
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Exactly, the correct term is "Petjohnson" or "Petwang", even "Petweiner" works..."Pet****" is vile and disgusting and will not be tolerated here...do you kiss your mother with that mouth?
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Old 01-22-2009, 11:21 AM   #6
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XS850 SPECIAL? Does it have two pet ****s on each side of the tank?
I'm Offended by that statement! Sayin' "****" on an Internationally-accessible-website! Why, - there might be CHILDREN looking at this webpage, RIGHT NOW - You should be ashamed of yourself, MOKE.

ASHAMED.
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Old 01-22-2009, 11:26 AM   #7
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Exactly, the correct term is "Petjohnson" or "Petwang", even "Petweiner" works..."Pet****" is vile and disgusting and will not be tolerated here...do you kiss your mother with that mouth?
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I prefer petschlong
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Old 01-22-2009, 12:20 PM   #9
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Re-bullbull,

These guys are just kidding, here's what you should do:

Remove the sparking plugs and battery.
Drain the oil and gas.
Submerge the bike in warm salt water for no less than 36 hours, no more than 48. A nearby lagoon or brackish estuary is fine, or a cement pond with a bag of rock salt added will do.
Remove the bike, reinstall the sparking plugs and battery.
Discard the motorcycle.
Go buy a Harley. I hear they're making KLAZY KLAZY DISCOUNT DEALS!!!
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Old 01-22-2009, 03:11 PM   #10
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Exactly, the correct term is "Petjohnson" or "Petwang", even "Petweiner" works..."Pet****" is vile and disgusting and will not be tolerated here...do you kiss your mother with that mouth?
Fuel delivery shut valve? Fuel stop switch? Gas knob?
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