xt 350 head question.
Posted 12 June 2012 - 01:49 PM
Sooo now to get to my original question. since I have a spear head I was thinking I might be able to completely rebuild this head and have it ready to do a direct swap. My problem is that I don't have the original cam caps. XTBuck told me it is a very bad idea to replace cam caps from different heads because they are line bored. Firs,t is this true? second if it is true how big of a deal is it. Also since I have a head with matching caps, would I be smarter to just collect my parts and wait for winter and just plan on the old beast being down for a month.
Next question is, has anyone done a polish job on the ports on this bike? I have all the tools to do one and just thought maybe it might help the air flow to polish the intake and exhaust ports? or would I be wasting my time?
also if any of you xt guys are interested I have a few xt parts I'd like to move. exhaust, forks with triple clamps, caliper, passenger pegs, engine case halves, misc internal case parts, rear undertail/inner fender, red plastic front rotor guard. not looking to get rich make me a reasonable offer, I just wanna get rid of them to fund my rebuild and "hop-up", stator and magneto
Posted 13 June 2012 - 05:11 AM
This is why tou can only buy a complete head assy from Yamaha.
In the bright side, replacing the valve seals and base gasket are not that hard. If you don't want to mess with the seals yourself, buy a casket kit and take the head and seals to any motorcycle shop It should only take them about a half an hour. once you have the head off, the base gasket is a snap.
Posted 13 June 2012 - 06:41 AM
Posted 13 June 2012 - 01:15 PM
i have porting on mine but i also have cams, intake and exh mods on mine.
Posted 13 June 2012 - 04:00 PM
Posted 24 June 2012 - 02:11 PM
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Posted 26 June 2012 - 03:45 AM
Seems you already found the cool factor . Who cares what anyone else thinks ...