09 WR450 Cam Issue GYTR or Stock YZ?

Wait, I think I have it. Take your stock exhaust cam. Push down lightly on the decomp ok. Does it move? I don't think it should. Now, do the same on the Hotcam. Does it move? Mine did. That was the issue. The mechanism wasn't correct so any contact with the exhaust valve would push the decomp pin in a little thereby not releasing the compression at startup.

Wait, I think I have it. Take your stock exhaust cam. Push down lightly on the decomp ok. Does it move? I don't think it should. Now, do the same on the Hotcam. Does it move? Mine did. That was the issue. The mechanism wasn't correct so any contact with the exhaust valve would push the decomp pin in a little thereby not releasing the compression at startup.

What did you do to correct this?

What did you do to correct this?

I had to send it to Hotcam and they replaced the mechanism. When I got it back, I did the same test and it did not move this time. Again, there error and don't let them tell you "it's a racing part". BS, putting the decomp mechanism is a manual install. It has nothing to do with the mfg. of the cam!

Edited by kenshaw720

I'm going to tear into the bike this week and will post up what I find. I appreciate everyone's advice and feedback on this.

Yeah, like I said, compare the 2 decomp pin's mechanism's. Not the mechanism itself per say. Push down on the decomp pin on the stock cam and see how it reacts. Then push down on the Hotcam decomp pin with the same amount of force and see how it reacts. They should react the same way.

With mine, the stock one wouldn't move but the Hotcam would. This might not be your problem but I hope it is. I spent a lot of time chasing the same ghost....starter brushes, starter, battery.... :banghead:

Yeah, like I said, compare the 2 decomp pin's mechanism's. Not the mechanism itself per say. Push down on the decomp pin on the stock cam and see how it reacts. Then push down on the Hotcam decomp pin with the same amount of force and see how it reacts. They should react the same way.

With mine, the stock one wouldn't move but the Hotcam would. This might not be your problem but I hope it is. I spent a lot of time chasing the same ghost....starter brushes, starter, battery.... :banghead:

Oh don't get me started on batteries lol.

Oh don't get me started on batteries lol.

I got Shorai to do a 75% warranty on mine. Did that get you started :-)

I know these are lots of views on this but here is my 2 cents. in my old WR450 I put a 05 yz cam in it. The bike would kick start so easy you could almost do it with your hand. I played with the jetting and was able to E start it warm. You had to open the throttle just a hair. putting pressure on the throttle cables was all you needed. I have read that the 03-05 yz450 needed just a hair of gas to start as well.

I know these are lots of views on this but here is my 2 cents. in my old WR450 I put a 05 yz cam in it. The bike would kick start so easy you could almost do it with your hand. I played with the jetting and was able to E start it warm. You had to open the throttle just a hair. putting pressure on the throttle cables was all you needed. I have read that the 03-05 yz450 needed just a hair of gas to start as well.

My dual sport just requires the hit start and it'll fire right off no problem. It'll also easily start with the kick starter just like you mentioned with your's...

My WR starts perfectly every time. Even after being upside down on top of me.

Power band still is less than good with the HC YZ cams.

It 'runs' fine, but it's too soft on the bottom. It will not pull the lower gears like a stock uncorked WR.

I suspect the 'race' pipe I put on it might be part of the problem

I wish I could find a 2007+ STOCK PIPE to buy

Edited by Krannie

I'm going to tear into the bike this week and will post up what I find. I appreciate everyone's advice and feedback on this.

Any progress with this? Inquiring minds wanna know. I hope it is just that simple....

Any progress with this? Inquiring minds wanna know. I hope it is just that simple....

Actually about to head into the garage shortly. Stay tuned...

Okay, I got the wife distracted, time for surgery:

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So far here is what I've got:

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Here's a few spares from other cam installs that worked as advertised:

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This one not so much...Hotcam #1:

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And sounds like you guys were right lol. The cam on the left is the newest one and the one on the right is the junk cam. However the cam on my right has a brand new decompression pin for the wr450.

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One more:

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How does the pin react on the cam you just got from them. Does it move in when you push in on the pin? Do they act differently?

How does the pin react on the cam you just got from them. Does it move in when you push in on the pin? Do they act differently?

I had to run an errand before the sun goes down. I'll check in a few minutes when I get back home.

I had to run an errand before the sun goes down. I'll check in a few minutes when I get back home.

Your killing me Smalls :-)

They both act identically. No movement or freeplay in either of the pins.

Edited by crash279

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