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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 03-14-2011, 04:31 PM Thread Starter
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anyone know?

if u can replace a camshaft without removing all of the chains? can you get enough slack bu removoing both tensioners to slip a cam in and out if they are both unbolted and movable?

i have new found love in my bike after trying to buy another one with endless hassel so i just want to fix mine.also im going to inspect the oil pipe going from bottom to both cylinder heads, has anyone ever heard of there being a defective one or one with a partial restriction?

ps: i love this forum and the help i get on here is awsome. us ppl with our tempermentle but loveable bikes need to stick together!
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Ghost Rider, you can change the camshaft without removing the chains. The engine should have to be removed. Open Valve Cover. Make sure piston you are working on is TDC, then remove the cap and spring. Remove tensioner. Leave the guides in place. Evenly remove camshaft bearing cap bolts so it doesn't bind against camshaft.

Once the cap is removed, finagle the camshafts out from the chain. I would mark the chain to the shafts, just to make it easier during installation.

I'm pulling for you, man. Your posts have been downers... Good luck!

Can't help you with the external oil line. I'm guessing it could be blocked, but won't show my ignorance by trying to reply.
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 03-15-2011, 06:33 AM Thread Starter
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thanks man!
its been having the issue since before i got it and i never knew it.... lol.

so im gonna tear it down this weekend and see what i need, and then im hoping its that pipe, cus i don't see any other issue and im also going by the trouble shooting flow chart in the manual.

$363 in parts later, maybe ill have my bike back if thats the only cam i need.

that cam that was replaced... learned an expensive lesson,NEVER let ppl work on my stuff.

thanks for the info man, makes me alot less worried! keep it shiny side up.
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