sherbs

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About sherbs

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    love this bike.
    love this bike.
  2. I would suggest you pickup the service manual for that sweet ride as the manual details step by step how to do this.. Since it is in great shape, best to keep it that way.
  3. first time I checked my cam chain, i followed the instructions and pictures from this TW website article: http://www.transworldmotocross.com/mx/how_to/article/0,13190,1110617,00.html
  4. Just wanted to share that the 3rd time is the charm. Upon taking apart the 3rd time, i realized that the Cam Chain Tensioner plunger was not fully retracted before re-inserting. I think oiling it the 1st time might made it easier to retract. Anyways, after reassembling the tensioner and loosening the stop bolt, it was the correct tension. So I am back in business and going riding this week.
  5. It looks like it was machine'd down from the original...
  6. Well that puts my mind to ease some. I am going to rotate the crankshaft two turns as described in the manual and recheck the valve clearance. (unless it feels really too hard to turn) Thanks
  7. Ok, need a little advice before proceeding on reassembly procedure on 05 RMZ-450 Camshafts. Here is the situation: Just got my Hotcams valve shim kit from Thumpertalk and proceeded to swap out my shims to new calculated shims. Upon reassembly of the Camshafts and the Cam Chain tensioner, I am running into the following issue. The Cam Chain tensioner is retracted fully (as per the instructions in the manual) and after the Cam Chain tensioner is completely installed, then the following occurs: 1. The Cam Chain is so tight, I could stand on it without it moving. (and the Cam Chain tensioner is not even engaged at this point). 2. It appears to me that the intake Camshaft is pulled slightly to the right now (by lining up the timing mark on the intake Camshaft. the manual indicates that it should be straight up and down). Prior to disassembly, I placed a black mark on the Cam Chain indicating where the timing marks were (just for extra precaution). In addition, I did count the pins (1-15) in the Cam Chain as described in the manual on the reassembly instructions. Also, I did verify that it was at TDC on the compression stroke prior to disassembling and re-assembling the Camshafts in the same position. http://s178.photobucket.com/albums/w255/ssherbondy/?action=view&current=camchain.jpg I did not want to proceed any further without getting advice from someone with experience doing this. Please let me know what you think and what I should do from here. Thanks for any help.
  8. so, eventually will we be able to retro-fit our *older* bikes with them? mine is 05 RMZ-450
  9. I am sending the note to my boss right now... cough cough