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Not completely, I only replaced the cam chain.

Now I want to reassemble it, and I was wondering if I have to lube the cams and journals with regular oil or something else?

And when done that, do I just fill it with coolant, oil, push the magic button and pray she gets all her fluids in time at the right places? :cry:

I don't want my engine to seize, I hope you can understand that :cry:

I asked the same question on z400central, got some opinions, but I insist on getting even more opinions so I don't mess things up. This is my first time you know :cry:

tnx! :cry:

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The book calls for the use of "molly paste" on the cams.... I'll tell ya that good, new oil has always worked well for me. I have some Assembly lube on the shelf,, and have used it a few times,, when I think the bike will sit for awhile before start up,, But if it is assembly and go,, nothing but oil.

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If new cams are put in service I'd use suzuki recommended moly paste.If used

I'd use motorcycle specific engine oil.I'd hate to think what a good meaning

auto techs comp cams moly paste would to do to your clutch pack :cry:

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If new cams are put in service I'd use suzuki recommended moly paste.If used

I'd use motorcycle specific engine oil.I'd hate to think what a good meaning

auto techs comp cams moly paste would to do to your clutch pack :cry:

New or used cams,, no difference.. If your starting the motor op that day, or the next,, use oil.. If it will set,, a LIGHT smearing of assembly lube might be called for.

Your going to change the oil just a few minutes after start up anyway.. so what little molly from the cams might get in to the oil,, and circulate is not that big a deal.. Or at least in 20 years,, has not proven to be one for me.

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tnx a lot!!! :cry:

Your going to change the oil just a few minutes after start up anyway...

Will I? :cry::cry:

I will be putting new oil and new coolant in it, but should I put fresh oil right after start up? :cry:

There's nothing to break in imho, I just changed the cam chain. Or am I forgetting something?

EDIT: oh you mean you should change oil after running in new cams, I think I get it.

tnx!

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tnx a lot!!! :cry:

Will I? :cry::cry:

I will be putting new oil and new coolant in it, but should I put fresh oil right after start up? :cry:

There's nothing to break in imho, I just changed the cam chain. Or am I forgetting something?

EDIT: oh you mean you should change oil after running in new cams, I think I get it.

tnx!

Yes,, after the cams are run in,, SO a nice 20 minute blast... and I would pull it back into the shop, drain, inspect the oil, and dump 2 qt of new stuff in,, also cleaning (or changing) the filter too.

Anytime I've had my motor down to the cases,, or swap in a new hard part.. The oil is going to be changed after 20 minutes or so. Not only do you have the particles from break-in.. But if dirt or other contaminates got in the motor while it was open,,, You can be sure to get rid of them now. Use the less $$ MC rated Dino oil for that break in if you did rings... Or less $$ Syn oil otherwise.

Ya it's a few more bucks..but worth it IMHO

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thanks! :cry:

That sounds like a very good idea Bronco. Damn yer good :cry:

I'll send my bike to you, 200% headache free :cry:

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thanks! :cry:

That sounds like a very good idea Bronco. Damn yer good :cry:

I'll send my bike to you, 200% headache free :cry:

OK,, But,,,Umm, I will have to take a "check Ride" on it before I send it back.. Got my reputation to watch out for,, Must make sure the job is done right.

2 Month turnaround I would say.. from you to me and back :cry:

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Deal! :cry::cry:

But remember, mine has 4 wheels, and the manual says they all must stay on the ground, shiny side up! :cry:

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Hm, well I can learn :cry:

I once rode a Honda three wheeler... But My big brother made me get off after I ran it into a tree :cry: Do I qualify :cry:

:cry::cry:

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