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fofomx2

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Exhaust camshaft question
« on: July 21, 2020, 09:00:10 AM »
Hello everyone,
New to the forum, I own a 2016 Sherco 300 SEF.

I'm changing the head gasket by myself (Kind of a weekend proyect)

The question is that after putting back the camshafts and torquing the 7 cap screws to 10Nm (as instructed in the manual, also in the correct order) the intake shaft rotates effortlessly while the exhaust shaft needs a little bit more force. Is this Ok?
The head is on a bench and not mounted on the motorcycle or chain.

Thanks!  :D

bad-mod

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Re: Exhaust camshaft question
« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2020, 12:23:19 PM »
Just make sure you have the right caps in the right place they will be match bores at the factory so will not be interchangeable.

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Re: Exhaust camshaft question
« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2020, 04:01:45 PM »
Thanks Bad-mod,
What if I ended up mixing the caps, but my valve clearances are in spec?


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Re: Exhaust camshaft question
« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2020, 08:41:18 PM »
Yea I think the bottom half of the bearing surface is what will set your clearance.

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