So I've scoured these forums and they've helped me a great deal on fixing this basket case of a bike I bought. Now before you say you should just trash this bike or you should part it out, I bought it with the intention of learning and a project and plan on keeping it for years. So a little back story, I went and saw the bike, rode it, everything was good, it had an issue with if you tried to crack the throttle under load it would bog, but if you got the R's up past 3k then ease into it and hit WOT it would go. So buddy said it needed carbs and a cam chain tensioner. I thought nbd, looks simple enough, It came with a spare parts motor and a tear down manual. Well....... I wouldn't be here asking this if it was so simple...lol. So the question I have is, I've removed the cct from the donor motor where the cam chain tension was very good and in spec and am about to put it into this bike. What I'm wondering is can I do it without removing the valve cover? Will removing the cct cause the cams to move if the motor isn't at TDC? If so I have no qualms about removing the valve cover etc. The thing I'm really wondering is what nut do I put a wrench on to turn the motor over by hand and in what direction. I believe in the manual it tells me what nut but I believe it only says rotate in the direction the crankshaft spins.... Which is what? CCW or CW? Any help would be greatly appreciated, please be patient as I'm mechanically inclined, but intimidated and learning. This will be my first ever motor tear down. Thanks in advance!!!