5-26 ENGINE TOP END
Remove the timing inspection cap [A] and rotor bolt cap
Special Tool - Driver-Filler Cap: 57001–1454 [C]
Turn the crankshaft counterclockwise [A] and align the "F"
mark [B] (TDC mark for the front piston) with the middle
of the notch [C].
Remove the front and rear rocker case covers (see
Rocker Case Cover Removal).
Remove the front and rear rocker cases (see Rocker
Remove the camshaft [B] along with the KACR [A].
Remove the camshaft plug [C].
Stuff a clean cloth into the chain tunnel to keep any parts
from dropping into the crankcase.
The crankshaft may be turned while the camshafts
are removed. Always pull the chain taut while turn-
ing the crankshaft. This avoids kinking the chain
on the lower (crankshaft) sprocket. A kinked chain
could damage both chain and sprocket.
The front camshaft [A] and rear camshaft [B] are different.
The rear camshaft has a groove [C].