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Old 12-30-2010, 09:23 AM   #1
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Old 12-30-2010, 10:30 AM   #2
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Did they really have to buy the bikes back to change out the camshaft and valves? Seems like overkill to me.
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Old 12-30-2010, 11:41 AM   #3
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Did they really have to buy the bikes back to change out the camshaft and valves? Seems like overkill to me.
I think the reason for the buy-back was simply to get potentially troublesome bikes out of the hands of consumers ASAP. Hopefully this is the last news item on this subject.
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Old 12-30-2010, 02:04 PM   #4
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OK, WTF is "valve surge"? Do they meant bounce, or maybe uncontrolled-lift? (i.e. the valve essentially opens beyond the amount the camshaft acuates - essentially "flinging" the valve open, stopping only when the spring goes to coil-bind)
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Old 12-30-2010, 02:58 PM   #5
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OK, WTF is "valve surge"? Do they meant bounce, or maybe uncontrolled-lift? (i.e. the valve essentially opens beyond the amount the camshaft acuates - essentially "flinging" the valve open, stopping only when the spring goes to coil-bind)
Kawi's wording was deliberately careful, so they didn't say specifically. But I think you're on the right track.
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Old 12-30-2010, 07:48 PM   #6
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I think the word "float" was not chosen for a reason.

Sounds like 'Hawk is right. At 'exuberant' rpm's, the problem may be that the valves were staying open too long, and the piston(s) may have struck them. That would cause seating problems, all right!
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Old 12-30-2010, 09:12 PM   #7
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I think the word "float" was not chosen for a reason.

Sounds like 'Hawk is right. At 'exuberant' rpm's, the problem may be that the valves were staying open too long, and the piston(s) may have struck them. That would cause seating problems, all right!
Dammit but I hate that! For some reason the words "valve float" I could not bring into my head. You should see me attempt to carry on a conversation in-person. I swear to God that I never stuttered as a child, but now that I'm "Middle Age" you'd think I was GW Bush or Obama off the teleprompter.
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