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Old 10-23-2008, 06:47 AM   #1
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Default Lob cam?

I have a 2003 Vulcan 800 classic. 30,000 miles on it.
I have been told that one of my cams is wearing unevenly?
Does anyone know what that means?
How much do you think it would cost to fix it?
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Old 10-23-2008, 08:21 AM   #2
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It meams the hardface has worn off one of your camshaft lobes, and it's rubbing against the follower, and wearing out. Pretty soon it will become "flat" and the bike will run like smit.

It's SOHC, right? Maybe time for some performance camshafts on that baybee.
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Old 10-23-2008, 08:44 AM   #3
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It meams the hardface has worn off one of your camshaft lobes, and it's rubbing against the follower, and wearing out. Pretty soon it will become "flat" and the bike will run like smit.

It's SOHC, right? Maybe time for some performance camshafts on that baybee.
Good idea. A few more degrees duration would perk that baby right up. From the way stock Vulcan cruisers run I think the stock cams have zero lift and zero duration. Anything would improve it. Maybe increase the compression a bit with new pistons.
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Old 10-23-2008, 09:18 AM   #4
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Good idea. A few more degrees duration would perk that baby right up. From the way stock Vulcan cruisers run I think the stock cams have zero lift and zero duration. Anything would improve it. Maybe increase the compression a bit with new pistons.
Odd little pop-up link you got there for the word "piston". Is there new MO software being tested?
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Old 10-23-2008, 10:12 AM   #5
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Odd little pop-up link you got there for the word "piston". Is there new MO software being tested?
That's news to me. I'm using Firefox so I don't see a lot of that BS.
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That's news to me. I'm using Firefox so I don't see a lot of that BS.
It actually disappeared. The word "pistons" was bringin up a link for info on the Detroit Pistons...which is a little strange.
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