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Offline elcanaco

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camshafts re-install?
« on: July 29, 2016, 01:24:20 AM »
Checked and re-checked my camshafts re-install after changing out 8 valve shims. The service manual states in print that the exhaust camshaft has a 'raised section' near the centre of the camshaft, but in the manual drawing it identifies the 'inlet' camshaft with the raised section. The drawing is incorrect, and I found out by following the drawing and had my camshafts back-assward which prevented me from installing the camshaft ladder. Was this spotted by others and I missed it?
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Re: camshafts re-install?
« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2016, 03:23:46 PM »
I will open the beast this weekend, will let you know if I found any discrepancy.

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Re: camshafts re-install?
« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2016, 09:14:50 AM »
Checked my valve this weekend, indeed the drawing is incorrect.


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Re: camshafts re-install?
« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2016, 01:23:54 AM »
I just did mine but I always mark the inlet and exhaust cam myself before removing them so I never looked.

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Re: camshafts re-install?
« Reply #4 on: August 30, 2016, 06:24:47 PM »
Thank you for posting this. Probably saved me a lot of aggravation.  :034:
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Re: camshafts re-install?
« Reply #5 on: March 30, 2019, 03:01:18 PM »
I have posted on this topic today, did not see that it was already answered (will delete my original posting).

The drawing is incorrect in the Workshop Manual, and also in Mark's service manual.

So: In my bike, form the factory assembly, the camshaft with the raised section is the EXhaust cam. The drawing in the manuals has it the wrong way.

I noticed this when reassembling, as I always take a photo of the cams before removing them. Thankfully I saw this before I started working (and cussing) wjth installing the camshaft ladder.
« Last Edit: March 30, 2019, 03:04:08 PM by coolhand »

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Re: camshafts re-install?
« Reply #6 on: March 30, 2019, 03:54:21 PM »
A simple way to avoid this is to mark the exhaust cam prior to removal. I used a bit of red wire on the drive sprocket.
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Re: camshafts re-install?
« Reply #7 on: March 31, 2019, 02:30:49 PM »
The cams are marked at the factory, with an I and an E.... all you need to do is look  at them to identify which is which

 


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