Are you suggesting that layer of different colored material on the RH bearing cap is steel from the camshaft? Try to stick a magnet to it.
Ok, Ill try, it seems pretty welded to the surface though. There is a guy my friend took his CBR600R Motor to, I was thinking about having him look at the head first to see if he can clean it up some. He did some decent work for my friend.
From the cylinder mounting studs to tops of cam bearing bolts I measure about 7 inches of height. One would want at least 1 inch of padding below & above & put the head in the box upside Down.
Alrighty, Ill keep that in mind.
I feel that $225 is dirt cheap for the work required.
I agree completely that $225 is pretty damn cheap, Im expecting to be reemed with shipping costs though, if I was local and not all the way across the country here in Florida then they would have my head already, hah.
Heck people spend $400+ just to make them 7 lbs lighter & 15db+ louder!
Is that just bigger valves and lighter valve material? Or are they machining a ton out of the KLR head? That seems kinda crazy, I dunno that I would ever really think about a KLR getting big investment performance mods, they seem more like a trusty work horse as opposed to a crotch rocket.
But I would budget at least another $200 for valve seat, valve & valve seal refurbishing/replacement. Call them & discuss it.
Yeah, this is where it gets expensive, I mean, I dont have much into the bike, I got a full doohickey kit for $100 local. So Im only in it about $450 currently.
Thanks for all your help and advice as always guys.