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Valve lash and cam degree

Im getting the head done on my 06 right now. Going with new valves Carpenter Springs and titanium Retainers. I also am putting the 08 race intake cam in and still running my stock exhaust cam and a thin head gasket, Anyone know what my valve lash specs should be with that set up and also about where I should have the cams degreed at.I heard 107 intake and 104 ex. Thanks for the help
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on the valve clearance i would just go with the manual specs of: IN: .15-.22mm and EX: .17-.22mm. as far as the cams go it depends on what you are doing. roadracing or drag? for drag you might want to go a little higher.
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Im getting the head done on my 06 right now. Going with new valves Carpenter Springs and titanium Retainers. I also am putting the 08 race intake cam in and still running my stock exhaust cam and a thin head gasket, Anyone know what my valve lash specs should be with that set up and also about where I should have the cams degreed at.I heard 107 intake and 104 ex. Thanks for the help
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i was told 110/102 but someone one else said 110/108 and thats with using a stock intake cam on the exhaust side..maybe someone else knows for sure.
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a 108/104 set up would be pretty good, you dont wanna move all the power to the top end or your gunna loose your low end grunt
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Cool,thanks for the help
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what kinda racing are you using the bike for?
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a 108/104 set up would be pretty good, you dont wanna move all the power to the top end or your gunna loose your low end grunt
since he is pretty much setting it up to drag race and assuming he is going to need to leave pretty high in the revs wouldnt he need to move the power to the top? i know i leave between 8-8500 on mine..
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yeah, thats why I was askin him what kinda racing or riding he does, if he degrees them up to high he might not have any low end drive and wind up loosing that off the line power to get threw our tall 1st gear, might hurt him possibly but dont know
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yea i could see that being a problem..
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man have you heard of a degree wheel....first does the cams have adjustable cam gears...and if you r gonna degree the cams in i would set my valve lash on the tight side not loose....the idea is to open them as early and keep them open as long as you can...so i dont understand why people would be telling you to set it up like a big cam motor...its just degreed in thats it....
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