Broken camshaft cap; what are my options?

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Broken camshaft cap; what are my options?

Postby thebook92 » Thu Apr 20, 2017 12:53 pm

Long story short, while attempting to adjust the valves I managed to break one of the cam caps. I have a "parts" head with good cam caps. Is it possible to replace just the broken cap, or do I have to swap all the caps/cams as a matched set, or do I have to replace the whole head (again)?
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thebook92
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Re: Broken camshaft cap; what are my options?

Postby thebook92 » Wed Apr 26, 2017 2:29 pm

Because I hate it when people don't post solutions, I'll follow up.

I swapped all four cam caps but left the cams (so as to not have to re-adjust the valves again). Before I did, I checked all the bores for size; the biggest variance I saw between the upper and lower halves was .002". So far I've warmed it up a few times and ridden a handful of miles, making sure to load the engine but not go to hilarious RPM. No problems to this point. I'll ride another 50 or so miles, change the oil, and pull the valve cover to check for general wear.
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