Scored cam journal - would you ride it 300 miles?
Posted May 03, 2006 - 01:59 PM
Has anyone else seen this, said screw it, and ridden a fair amount of time with no trouble? It still runs fine..........need advice.
Posted May 03, 2006 - 02:22 PM
I have been servicing a customers WR426 with scored journals for 2 years and he is still riding it that way. He didnt care to fix it and it is still working fine. If the scoring is bad enough and the coating on the cam is compromised, the cam will seize in the journal.
Posted May 03, 2006 - 03:18 PM
Question for you: does the engine need to be pulled in order to remove the head?
Posted May 03, 2006 - 04:12 PM
There's a company mentioned in this thread that said they could fix it for < $100.
I'm sure alot of bikes have this problem and the owners don't even know, just that they start hard.
Posted May 04, 2006 - 09:58 AM
Posted May 04, 2006 - 03:20 PM
But I'm getting it dealt with. I took the morning off from work, removed the tank, seat, radiators and exhaust, then ran it over to Engines Only who will pull the head for me and send it to EDCO. Engines Only rules - he had some time between jobs and said he'd yank the head and send it off for me tomorrow, and at a pretty reasonable dollar amount.
I should have it back and reinstalled next week, ready to roost!
Thanks again for the replies and the EDCO referral!