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timing marks and adjusting valves

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I have a 2000 400 Honda Foreman Fourtrax. I replaced the piston and rings, now having problem setting the timing and adjusting valves. I cannot get it to start. Anyone have any suggestions???
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Did you by chance install the piston in with the "IN" stamp towards the exhaust valves?correct me if I'm wrong but this is a pushrod engine if the pushrods didn't set into the rockers correctly when you cranked it over theres a good chance you bent an intake valve.

Send me the book Helmut I need to read!!!...LOL
No I doubt it. I think I would look elsewhere like the carb. For the giggles if you put everything on TDC and loosen the rockers by .002 in your case would be .008, it may run. valve adjustment can be a real PITA sometimes.
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