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Okay I've researched the heck out of this and I know some of us are very interested in performing this to our bikes.

The most important thing to this is having the correct tools...summitracing.com offers a kit for $85 (part no. SUM-G1056) whereas holeshot racing offers one for $266...Summit ensures me a degree wheel is a wheel, they offer the measurement device in the same .001" increments as webcams and offer the magnetic base just as webcams does. The only other issue is a positive stop device which can be ordered from holeshot for $25 or something; I'm 99% sure you would only need the 12mm ones because I think the plugs on a japansese bike are 12mm. Webcams offers a kit and their number has been busy for two days now so I dont have a price on that kit. Summit also said you can take an old spark plug and remove the electrode and place a steel dowel rod in there to use and that is at a minimal cost.

I'm going to try and make this thread a complete parts listing of everything that will be needed including costs, etc.

I also have skads of links on how to do stuff, it really does not sound hard at all once you understand the theory of finding TDC and measuring for .050" of lift on the BTDC when the lobe moves and .050" of lift ATDC part of the lobe.

If you all want information just let me know in this thread and I will post all of the links here.

If and when I do this I will do a pictoral like El Diablo has done to let those of us who are timid to know it shouldn't be that hard.

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Go BNninja.... get you're cam timing on.. Go BNninja........

Pics, pics, and more pics. you go first, I'll do mine second!
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Check these links, they are great and really helped me understand it isn't that hard. My wife will kill me if I melt my pistons or destroy them on the valves, but we start a journey with the first step.
I'm calling Ivan to see if we need any of this other BS dowel pin replacements like the service manual suggests.

http://www.ridgenet.net/~biesiade/camdegree.htm
http://www.fourwheeler.com/howto/67578/
http://www.macdizzy.com/cylinder_map4.htm

These along with the instructions on webcamshafts will make it all clear...like jetting a carb. There is another link on zx-10r-forum.com to an article by Muzzy's. I'm going to pay the $20 and get the videos believe me on that one.
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I talked to Ivan:
He said dont worry about replacing all of the alignment dowel pins, spark plug gaskets, etc. and dont worry about replacing the left side crank gasket, it is copper so it can be reused if you are careful. He told me DO NOT order the summit degreeing kit. You will need to fab something of steel so that it can mount the indicator using the magnetic base since the alloy engine is not magnetic. You also will need to pick up some pieces (bolts, washers, spacers) from the hardware store to secure the degree wheel to the crank.

So parts looks like:
1 x 11061-0051 (top head gasket) $25.81
1 x 92055-0020 (timing cover gasket) $7.05
Figure in $70 for oil change and coolant change & other lubes(moly based per manual)

You can get this done for under $400 and gain 7-8hp.
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head gasket $25? I thought it was $80?
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that is the top gasket for the head cover...$25
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The spark plugs for this bike - which is where you thread the top-stop into - are M10x1.0 as on most newer bikes.


Helibars, MRA screen, Ohlins damper, reversed shift pattern, sorted suspension, braided lines, Michelin Pilot Power, all else stock 'coz it's fast enough!
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that is the top gasket for the head cover...$25
as in "valve cover" gasket
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I just read what ronayers called it...head cover gasket
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I just read what ronayers called it...head cover gasket
there should have been a "??" at the end of my last post. I was looking for a clarification, But I think we're on the same page .
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