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Old 11-29-2007, 03:25 PM   #1
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Cam question?

How many of you have aftermarket cams in your bikes? I was thinking if it would be worth it to upgrade the cam when i look into the valve train chatter that i am hearing? I still would like the bike to be well manered and not tempermental. Am I better off elaving the stock cam in it/ Or can i see some good performance gains with a mild cam for a 98 gsxr600 without suffering to much drivasbility/reliability?

it has 29,000 miles how frequently should the cam chains ect. be changed?
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Old 11-29-2007, 03:32 PM   #2
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Do you check/ adj. valve lash regularly?
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Old 11-30-2007, 10:50 AM   #3
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Do you check/ adj. valve lash regularly?
I haven't yet, I just got it running I am rebuilding a thrashed bike,

on a side note all of the cam kits I have found have been between 599.00 for regrinds and around a grand for new ones so that answers my question right there.

I was assuming that a cam kit would be roughly the same price as for a car...

WRONG,
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Old 11-30-2007, 10:59 AM   #4
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yeah no need for a cam change. They are pricey and cant do anything more than a sprocket change wont do.
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yeah no need for a cam change. They are pricey and cant do anything more than a sprocket change wont do.
Changing gearing and changing the way a motor behaves are totally differant things,
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Old 11-30-2007, 04:15 PM   #6
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You could buy a used 1000 motor/electronics and dash for about the same cost as a set of new Yosh cams and gain about 50hp as opposed to 5hp.

600s are high strung enough as it is....putting cams in it to push the power band up another 500-1000rpms and only gaining 5hp is not effective on the street.

I agree, just start playing with the gearing, it will make it "FEEL" like a completely different bike.
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