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13 PINS, 14 PINS,the real answer is??

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I thought I read the FAQ's enough to know. But I just installed a new factory WR450 decomp cam in my WR426. Everything went great, except when it came time to start it. Nothing. Just a small backfire once in a while. I had it set at 13 pins which I thought I always read as correct for a WR cam.

I finally tried it at 14 pins and it runs perfect. I am very happy with the mod. Just want to know the real answer for the pin count.

I also noticed on member HotCams sig he says, "do not count pins". Whats that about? I double checked the part number on the box and it is for a WR. Althought there is no number on the actual cam itself.

Any input appreciated. Just curious at this point. The mod is defininetely worth doing. I love the easy kicking starts on a sidehill. Thanks...Ty

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Thanks blue beast. I seem to see a lot of different opinions when I do a search. I was just going from memory when I installed it so I may have been mixed up also?

It runs perfect now and I love it. Just always want to better understand things.

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In my case, switching to YZ timing with stock cams meant going from 14 to 13 pins... It's good to make sure your crank is at TDC on the "|" of the "H|" mark, with the chain slack taken up on the tensioner side, to confirm proper cam positioning.

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