Pitted camshaft replacement qstn

Discussion in 'Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc)' started by wantok, Dec 17, 2012.

  1. wantok

    wantok Been here awhile

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    Hi people - for the 2nd time, my 04 950 adventure has pitting on 2 of its camshaft lobes. I recall reading that 990 superduke camshafts are a straight swap and have a harder surface - is this correct? Is the profile the same? Also, are the later model 950/990 ADV camshafts more resistant to pitting? Any recommendations on the cheapest place to buy new camshafts? The cost here in Oz would be horrendous!

    Many Thanks

    Nick (wantok) :super
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  2. kevxtx

    kevxtx Been here awhile

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  3. StevenD

    StevenD Hmmmm, dirt!

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    I think i've got some good as new 950 cams left over still... cant tell you about SD cam durability, but they hold up fine on my bike.
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  4. Qwik

    Qwik Adrenaline Addict

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    Do you need all four or just one or?
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  5. wantok

    wantok Been here awhile

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    Its the rear cylinder exhaust camshaft

    Cheers

    Nick (wantok)
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