Hi onewizard, I have read through your post a couple of times, I could not have come this far without it
In your post pictures at ( https://www.kawasakiversys.com/forum...ml#post1428410
) you have stated 1|T (not 1 over T) as the valve clearance position for cylinder-1 and "2 over T" (not 2|T) as the valve clearance checking position for cylinder-2. When in "2 over T" the cam lobes are NOT turned away from each other like the manual shows in the 2nd picture on page 2-26. However, for cylinder-1 I do see 1|T position properly aligning the camlobes away from each other.
So my question are the camlobes not required to be turned away from each other (as in the picture on page 2-26) for cylinder-2?
Another question, if 1|T is the TDC for cylinder-1 (as noted by you and as well as manual), shouldn't the TDC for cylinder-2 be 180 degrees away, which is 2|T (not 2 over T) on rotor and this would be consistent with the manual page on 2-26 and also in this position I am seeing camlobes turned away from each other.
One more thing, I am looking at the position from the timing inspection cap, I have not removed the clutch cover.
I am sorry, i know that this topic has been discussed quite a bit here, but as a noob I am not able to reconcile some the differences from the manual and my understanding so far.