Cam advice 470 (promise I searched)

So it's likely a 462?

So it's likely a 462?


The "470" was built using a +5 stroker kit. Those kits have been discontinued I believe.

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Getting ready to order a shim kit and a few other things.  Anyone know where I can find the correct head gasket? I'm stumped.

Also, do I need a new base gasket if I didn't take out the last 2 bolts on the side holding the cylinder down?

I've been soaking the head/ valves in carb cleaner to cut some of the carbon and i haven't had any leak down in 2 days, so the valve seats I assume are good.

However there is a ton of build up inside on the exhaust side. Not sure why, but they are as filthy as my piston was. I'll clean those up before I try to remove them.

Going to order a head gasket online tonight and then I should be ready to start assembling once it's all cleaned up 

Edited by Savage422
On 9/12/2017 at 7:18 AM, ohiodrz400sm said:

What kind of valves and tensioner do you have?

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Just looked up the part numbers on the receipt. Kibble white valves

0296-0217 and 0216

Cam cam journals be repaired?

Or am I looking at a new head?





Can be fixed

12 minutes ago, ohiodrz400sm said:

Can be fixed

Awesome. I'll send it to fastheads as is. 

Awesome. I'll send it to fastheads as is. 

Send them the pics and talk to them 1st
2 hours ago, ohiodrz400sm said:

Send them the pics and talk to them 1st

Definitely 👍

*cam cradles*

5 minutes ago, Bermudacat said:

*cam cradles*

Yeah, that's what I said. Lol 🤣

I was doing a search for repair on a head that I bought, and that was the vernacular that landed the most hits. Some place that does KTM heads said they can do the Suzuki.

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