Replacing just one cam with Hotcams could be bad?

4 replies to this topic
  • plebarton

Posted March 14, 2008 - 12:08 PM


Hey guys, I was riding my wr400 the other day and fell on a hill climb. Funny enough, i fell on the clutch and the compression release leaver. Both levers depressed causing the engine to keep running and the cylinder to slam into the exhaust valve associated with the compression release. After installing the new valve, I got the inclination to replace the stock exhaust cam with one of the Hotcams exhaust cams. I dont want to replace both the cams and am wondering if there would be any downside to only replacing one? Has anyone done this, or suggest something better. I am really tired of the compression release and would like to do away with it.


Posted March 14, 2008 - 12:38 PM


Tried it on my 426 and the result was it was totally gutless on the low end. Much worse than stock.:thumbsup:

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  • ajetmech

Posted March 14, 2008 - 02:21 PM


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  • maxtherat

Posted March 14, 2008 - 09:09 PM


I put both cams on my 01, but there is no problem at all with just using the exhaust cam. If you are not comfortable with it then just put on a 03 450 cam from either a yz or a wr depending on what kind of power delivery you want.

  • redrocket190

Posted March 15, 2008 - 08:47 AM


Have just the Hot Cams exhaust cam installed. Runs fine.


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