Are you sure thatís the correct direction ?
Itís clockwise on the big block
I didn't feel like arguing that one last year, and I don't get around to smallblock valve checks very often since I spread my miles out over the years. But I'm about 99% certain that, viewed from the front of the bike, the smallbock engine rotates CLOCKWISE while running.
I made marks on the front engine face and the crankshaft nut and use that to turn my Mk I motor when setting valves (always have, just like on my big block Breva 1100 and Jackal 1100 before it).
Even though I've marked the crank, I still have to watch the valves to make sure I'm on TDC of compression and not intake, and I've always watch them open and close in the correct order - meaning Exhaust closes and as it is closing the Intake opens.
If I was turning the crankshaft and therefore valve train backwards, would that not be reversed?!?https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LMETeTblQfI
See about the 10 - 12 minute marks.
Anyway, thought I'd mention it this time.