'03 Cam in a 2000 wr400???
Posted March 12, 2003 - 03:23 AM
Of course I must now have it on my '00 wr400 that is set up for Dual Sport. My mechanic at my dealer says it wont work, but I thought I read a post here that said it would.
Is there any aftermarket companies working on these cams as well?
Just looking for a definitive.
Posted March 12, 2003 - 04:51 AM
>> So far, so fat! (that would be fat, dumb and happy)
Posted March 12, 2003 - 05:53 AM
Posted March 12, 2003 - 07:26 AM
My mechanic was pretty confident in saying that it is not possible. I'm sure if it worked on your ‘98 it should work on my 2000.
Did you have any difficulty or challenges during the install?
Posted March 12, 2003 - 08:01 AM
So, you will get the engine open, take off the cam chain tensioner, then remove the exhaust cam. Get the new one lined up, put the cam chain back on, put the cam chain tensioner back on, then measure underneath the new cam. Your gap will be too big, so you will then have to loosen the cam tensioner, take the new exhaust cam back out, and then take out your existing valve shims, and head to your local blue dealer. Hopefully, he will trade you across the counter.
Take your new shims home, get them under the exhaust buckets, get the new cam back up there, line it up (look at the lobes from the right side of the bike. The tops should be symmetrical) and put the cam chain and tensioner back on. After that, recheck your clearances.
Should be good to go. NOW, it is very important to cycle the engine through a couple of times. Make sure nothing is hitting or striking before you close the thing back up.
After that, you will have one of the easiest starting bikes around. Much better than stock.
Good luck, and I hope that it works out for you.
Posted March 12, 2003 - 08:58 AM
Post your impressions when done. I'd like to know what you think.