Posted January 01, 2010 - 05:53 PM
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One other place it could be. I've seen them get stuck to the flywheel because it is a large magnet. You may find that it is stuck to the FW, and that is why you can't pull it back with your stick magnet. If you can't find it easily, I would go ahead and pull the stator and flywheel to make sure it is not in the engine.
Posted January 04, 2010 - 06:11 AM
I don't understand how your cams could have been set up wrong....your flywheel shows TDC while the cams showed the right position in your pics...if you turn the flywheel one revolution, your cams will face inward (more or less) and it will look like they are set up wrong, but turn it another revolution and they will be lined up pointing outwards again....it's the way a 4T works, cams do one revolution for every 2 the flywheel does, so the flywheel hits TDC twice while the cams only do one revolution.
Don't put carb cleaner in your spark plug hole - it will wash your cylinder walls dry and possibly cause a loss of compression as well as some damage, just use a new plug or keep cleaning your old one until you have the oil burned off then replace it with a new one.
Are you getting spark (plug out and held against a good ground) Try checking your kill switch if you are getting NO signs of spark.
Posted January 06, 2010 - 06:03 PM
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Posted February 04, 2010 - 05:06 AM
Try a little starting fluid through the carb intake and see if it fires - that should not hurt it.
No compression is something of concern though.
Posted February 04, 2010 - 08:42 AM
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Posted February 05, 2010 - 08:04 PM
As far as what could be causing the compression problem, my guess is cam timing, as that's what you've been playing with.
Posted February 06, 2010 - 08:04 AM
Posted February 06, 2010 - 08:17 AM
i read in another post that a damaged would ruff key caused the rotor to become out of line. last time i was in that area it looked unharmed. i guess ill try spraying some starting fluid in the air intake, then if that doesnt work ill take the valve cover off and check the timming again. then mabye the woodruff key. thanks
Woodruff key shearing was really a problem on the '03 450s as a result of the extra torque that the e-start put on the flywheel. Unless the flywheel nut has backed off at some point while the bike is running, they really aen't an issue on the 426s.