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Cylinder # 1
« on: 15.06. 2016 12:43 »
While sitting on the bike is the #1 cylinder the one on the left ?

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Re: Cylinder # 1
« Reply #1 on: 15.06. 2016 12:59 »
I've never considered it ,could you poss explain why you ask ?
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Re: Cylinder # 1
« Reply #2 on: 15.06. 2016 15:15 »
I would consider the timing case cylinder as number one but I dont have a clue why :)

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Re: Cylinder # 1
« Reply #3 on: 15.06. 2016 15:42 »
Sorry I can't help with this but sure someone will , as I said it's not entered my head ,always used left right viewed from whatever end was stated ,cheers for now Bob
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Re: Cylinder # 1
« Reply #4 on: 15.06. 2016 16:26 »
It will be useful to know when setting the firing order to 1-8-4-3-6-5-7-2.

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Re: Cylinder # 1
« Reply #5 on: 15.06. 2016 18:00 »
I cant see it makes a difference on a 360 degree engine

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Re: Cylinder # 1
« Reply #6 on: 15.06. 2016 18:17 »
I would suppose that the clyd set to fire at tdc whilst aligning any timing marks for camshaft alinement could be number one ?

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Re: Cylinder # 1
« Reply #7 on: 15.06. 2016 21:19 »
I consider the left (drive side) to be #1 same as any multi cylinder bike.
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Re: Cylinder # 1
« Reply #8 on: 16.06. 2016 00:18 »
I have decided to call both of mine number one to avoid any jealousy :)

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Re: Cylinder # 1
« Reply #9 on: 16.06. 2016 06:48 »
#1 is next to the radiator  ;) and #8 at the back by the gearbox
now normally the radiator is in front of the timing fan belts, which I guess suggests #1 is the T/S
On the groups triples the timing marks typically designate the T/S piston at TDC
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Re: Cylinder # 1
« Reply #10 on: 16.06. 2016 10:08 »
Think I'd settle for the left or the right cylinder on a twin, and before you ask the left is as sitting on the bike or the side with the sidecar on it in UK  *conf*
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Re: Cylinder # 1
« Reply #11 on: 16.06. 2016 12:33 »
Bill,
I think it only works that way in the northern hemisphere.
Everything is @rse about up there?
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Re: Cylinder # 1
« Reply #12 on: 16.06. 2016 13:12 »
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Everything is @rse about up there?

Point taken olev, wouldn#t want to give anybody a bum steer
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Re: Cylinder # 1
« Reply #13 on: 16.06. 2016 13:56 »
Soooooo Olev, seeing as the water goes down the plughole in your neck of the woods the wrong way then  everything needs  to be reversed, is that where I'm going wrong  *lol* *whistle* *doh*
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