This is related to my other question about the decompression lever.
When I adjusted the valves on my DR 350, I might not have adjusted them on the compression stroke, which is required. I properly got TDC, but maybe on the wrong stroke. When I got to TDC, and adjusted the valves, the rocker arms were solid and did not move even a little bit. There was no play at all and even the smallest feeler gauge I had would not fit. So, I adjusted the valves from there. I know have a very loud ticking that wasn't there before and the decompression lever does not work. I tried it again and this time at TDC, the rocker arms were loose, or had play, but I did not adjust from there. I think maybe I adjusted on the wrong stroke and have them open way too far.
My questions is, on a single piston, 4 stroke engine, my DR, will the rocker arms, both intake and exhaust, have play in them while at TDC on the compression stroke? If so, then I adjusted from the wrong stroke.
In simple terms, how do I know I am on the compression stroke? If I am on the compression stroke, will the rocker arms be a little loose or have play? I think maybe I have made them way too loose.