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need more info (help )cam degree

ok people about the cam degree on the first pic you see the cam sprocket in the stock position and you see the angle of the cam lobe on the side , but when you put the cam sprocket in the adjustable position the cam lobe goes way up of the stock position as seen on the second pic , is that OK ,do you put it in like that or do i have to recalculate a new intake/exhaust level ? or is there something else to be done ?????
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ekkkk be careful man, you can do some damage if not done properly.... but I will help ya out....

what I did was take a straight edge and lay it across the stock timing marks and mark the CAM with something to keep that position.... the cams have to go in in that position not the cam sprocket position.... so now that you have your cam mark, rotate the cam sprocket to where it is adjustable and with the marks you made on the cam mark your sprokets using that same flat edge.... these will be your new timing marks!
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If you don't know what you are doing please don't try and degree your cams by yourself. You could potentially do alot more harm then good. Its hard to show you over the internet. Garth is along the right path but its better in person. Take it to someone who knows what they are doing and learn from him first hand.
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The lines are meaningless unless you are using the stock hole locations, orientate the bolt heads to the same position and you will see the lobes in about the same position, then find someone who knows what they are doing to help, like what has already been said.
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ok i got it as i thought , i'm not degreeing it a freind is , he did it the same way garth explaind ,but when he degreed his own the bike lost compresion , mabe somthing was wrong , and when the cam was put in stock position it gained compresion again so i was wondering the method he used(like garth said )was right?
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Also you should really be using a degree wheel. You're going to F things up is you try and eye ball it. Just a thought though.
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ok i got it as i thought , i'm not degreeing it a freind is , he did it the same way garth explaind ,but when he degreed his own the bike lost compresion , mabe somthing was wrong , and when the cam was put in stock position it gained compresion again so i was wondering the method he used(like garth said )was right?
As far as losing compression what happened is he degreed the cam way to radical leaving the intake open to long after BDC. When the piston starts it compression stroke if the intake valve is open to long the piston can't compress. It will push air out of the cylinder through the valve. It can start full compression after the valve is completely closed. For example lets say the Intake valve closes at 54 degrees ABDC and you have a compression ratio of 12:1. Well your cam timing is way to radical and lets say you close the intake valve at 74 degrees ABDC what will happen to your compression ratio? It will decrease. But that's just my opinion.
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Also you should really be using a degree wheel. You're going to F things up is you try and eye ball it. Just a thought though.
yes he got the whole degree kit, wheels stands everything
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