426 Hotcams Update


7 replies to this topic
  • FZ1426

Posted August 01, 2005 - 01:44 PM

#1

Just did the Hotcams Exhaust cam on the 426. OK, I know I'm always different than everyone else, but I kinda think the start drill was easier. :D Not to worry, it's a cool mod, less weight, and I'm sure I'll get used to it. I used to be able to start the thing in sandals, now it's boots only. All I can say at this point (a ride down the street) is I think it's a little quieter at low throttle, probably due to less duration, and smooth. It's certainly not more "finicky" like I thought it might be. Can't wait to let 'er rip. :D

  • ripntear

Posted August 01, 2005 - 02:23 PM

#2

It should start as easy if not easier than before. Make sure you are shimmed correctly.

  • FZ1426

Posted August 01, 2005 - 04:37 PM

#3

It should start as easy if not easier than before. Make sure you are shimmed correctly.

Yeah but it's nice to be able to release the compression manually. I always kicked 'er through a few times released and it was so easy. Now it's almost as hard as my old CR500...Damn wish I still had that monster... :D But the 426 is much better on a track, read rideable...

  • ripntear

Posted August 01, 2005 - 05:45 PM

#4

Sounds like something may be binding. Did you lube the cam journals and caps well before re-installing them? There shouldn't be anywhere near the compression resistance now as there was prior to the mod. Re-check everything before starting your bike again.

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  • sirthumpalot

Posted August 01, 2005 - 07:11 PM

#5

Double check the cam timing. Based one what I've read here, you might be one tooth off.

  • FZ1426

Posted August 01, 2005 - 07:41 PM

#6

Thanks but it runs great. It's called compression.

  • Daz_426_02

Posted August 02, 2005 - 05:30 AM

#7

its called... I have done the mod too and its VERY easy to start the bike since the mod. Take all these guys recomendations seriously and re-check everything as its not normal to be more difficult.

  • mxaction

Posted August 02, 2005 - 10:34 AM

#8

its called... I have done the mod too and its VERY easy to start the bike since the mod. Take all these guys recomendations seriously and re-check everything as its not normal to be more difficult.

ditto.





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