The timing plug is on the right-hand side of the motor. It is at the base of where the jugs merge into the case. You also have to take off the timing cover (the thing w/the "5-Speed display) to get to the timing sensor. You use the timing gun to align two little dots -exactly in the middle of the "window" for the stock setting. To change the timing you loosen the timing sensor screws and move the sensor clockwise or counter-clockwise. They make clear plugs to put in temporarily to keep oil mist from coming out of the "window" and still allow you to see the dots on the flywheel. Not hard actually.
You may have difficulty reading the mark on the flywheel when looking thru the clear siteglass, from all the oil spraying around in there. Here's a simple remedy...
First, remove your spark plugs (to free up compression), rock your bike in 5th gear to turn over your engine, until you can see your timing mark. Spray the mark lightly with Brakleen, (remember I said 'lightly', as you don't want too much Brakleen to get into your oil), wipe it clean with a rag. Use White-Out or Cutex to make your timing mark more visible. Then reinstall your plugs, attach your timing light and set your timing as outlined in your service manual. You will have to do this fairly quickly, as soon the oil will again impair your vision.
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