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Its maybe a stupid question but what is the different between the front and rear cylinder?:-?
 

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the front cylinder is... in the front.... the rear is located somewhere towards the aftmost region of your engine cradle.
also, the rear runs hotter on a v-twin than the front
 

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Your bike is a v-twin. It has a front cylinder and a rear cylinder. Depending on the year and model of your bike they are either 45 degrees or 52 degrees from each other. Judging by your username, it looks like you may have a 1985. They are 52 degrees apart.

Edit: I see you have a 1983 shadow.

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maybe he took his bike apart and got confused as to which is which.....
 

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Is the cylinder itself different or only the mounting?
 

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i compared them and they look the same, except there is number 1 and 2 written in the cylinder head so i guess 1 is front and 2 is the back :roll: i checked the manual but theres nothing specific for front and rear.
 

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hmm.... in your case i'd flip a coin. more than likely you wont be able to put everything back together if you've got it backwards.
worst case scenario, your throttle becomes reverse and you've got yourself a nice new breezeway in your garage
 

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I know which is front and rear n i put them back together but i mixed up the cam chain tensioner :) can somebody tell me which one is which?
 

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nobody a idea???? I got a long one and the other one is like 1 inch shorter, i dont wanna put them in and **** something up :)
 

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i already tried to figure it out with that one but i t doesnt help. Thanks anyway :)
 

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hmm.... if I were to construct a bike......
a longer cylinder.... it would suggest a longer stroke.... if there was a longer stroking piston on a dual cylinder engine, where would I put it.... and why?

i'd put it in the front because it has a longer distance to travel than the rear.
I still say things wont fit right if it isn't assembled correctly. do you mean cylinder as in jug or a piston ring?
 

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He's talking about the chain tensioners not the cylinders sparrow.

They should not be different at all. They are the same length and the same mounting position, with the same mounting points, and the same part numbers. One is probably different from the other due to the PO using another one off of another bike, since these are discontinued parts.
 

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Part number in case you are wondering

14510-ME9-020
 

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ah, my bad. it was late last night when I got back from the shop, high as hell on bondo lol.
 

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you were right they are the same length, one was stuck so it was a bit shorter lol
 
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