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Don't want to buy a new cylinder head $$$$

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I have a 2001 WR250f that has some scoring on the camshaft race. The service mgr. at the repair shop that I took it to tells me I need a whole new head. Looking around the different internet OEM parts houses I can get one for between $400 and $600 depending on where you look. he wants much more plus labor and possible replacement of the valves, guides, etc. Is there an alternative to buying a new cylinder head? Can it be reconditioned for much less? Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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you can get the cam races reground but once it is said and done it well cost more than a new head. If you can find a complete head on ebay that would be the way to go. valves races and good cam jornals. If you shop around for a bit you well find one.

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Theres a place that can fix this problem... do a search and you should find it. its been covered on here before.

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I had the same problem on a WR450....major scoring. Found a shop who prepared race bikes and they welded back the missing metal, machined the cams and repaired area and shimmed valves. Total cost here £120...about $250 ?

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