Rebuilding my '77 Commuter Sachs 505/1A, going well so far just two quick questions if anyone can ease my mind...
1) Didn't mess with the magneto or flywheel other than removing them in tact to split the case, does that mean the timing will be roughly unaffected upon reinstall? It spins OK without any rubbing or noises. Will likely check the timing anyway to be sure, but just curious if I could technically try starting it up without fear of damage.
2) Is it normal for the mainshaft and pedal gearing to be a little slow turning at first, keeping in mind I've yet to put fluid back in the case? Confident I put everything back together correctly, but there's a little resistance during hand turning (no metal noises or grinding). Makes me wonder if I torqued down the case too hard or something, I had the tightening sequence and torque specs just didn't have a wrench that went that low so I guesstimated.
Thanks for the help, this site has been huge for me.