1. There were four thrust washers, one on the engine side of each cam. Should there also be a washer on the cover side of the two front cams?
2. Can the cam end play be checked with the gear case cover on, and the engine still in the bike?
Dusty-Dave wrote:You all don't just check it with plastiguage?
ohio-rider wrote:During my rebuild I measured the cam end play using both methods just for fun. First I did it using the method that Pa just described which requires a lot of measuring and some guessing. The guessing part was because I had no idea how much room the new gasket was going to take when squished together during assembly.
I didn’t feel comfortable with the numbers I was getting so I ended up splitting the cases to do it the best way. Surprisingly, I found that the stacked measurements I had taken where actually pretty close to what I found after splitting the cases. Just be sure to lean towards the loose side when averaging all those stacked numbers and you should be ok.
prairie dog wrote:I'm going to reassemble the gearcase today and use some plastigage to check the cam endplays. My manual says the endplay should be "free to .005" . Does this mean 0.000 to .005 , or in other words .005 is my maximum endplay?
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