exhaust cam bearing


5 replies to this topic
  • b8enp

Posted June 13, 2008 - 09:54 AM

#1

today i decided to fit my hotcam.when i removed the rocker cover my mate noticed that the exhaust cam bearing had a large piece missing.when we removed the cam the bearing just colapsed i was just wondering if i can just replace the bearing or doe's the cam and bearing come as one.

  • SJMC_DON

Posted June 13, 2008 - 10:02 AM

#2

today i decided to fit my hotcam.when i removed the rocker cover my mate noticed that the exhaust cam bearing had a large piece missing.when we removed the cam the bearing just colapsed i was just wondering if i can just replace the bearing or doe's the cam and bearing come as one.


Yes they come as one

Your hotcam should have a bearing on it already:confused:

I'm pretty sure the bearings are pressed on before the gear... it would be cheaper to and better to buy a new cam but I am little confused in that you say you are installing a new cam anyways:confused:

I would be concerned about any pieces of the broken bearing falling into the head passages or down into the timing chain passage and into the crankcase cover:eek:

Do you have pics?

  • b8enp

Posted June 13, 2008 - 10:07 AM

#3

sorry i forgot to put i was installing an inlet cam when i found the problem with the exhaust cam.i'm gonna take the engine out at the weekend and start stripping it down

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  • SJMC_DON

Posted June 13, 2008 - 10:12 AM

#4

What year is the bike?

Sorry to hear about this, I would make sure that all of the bearing pieces are present and accounted for. How was it running before you took the valve cover off and found the bearing issue?

  • b8enp

Posted June 13, 2008 - 01:23 PM

#5

its a 2001.it was running spot on couldn't fault it.think i was more in shock than anything when i took the cover of and found that after it had bin running so well.

  • SJMC_DON

Posted June 13, 2008 - 01:52 PM

#6

I'd go for an auto de-comp exh cam when replacing it.

Best of luck:ride:




 
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