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post #1 of 3 Old 09-21-2016, 02:02 AM Thread Starter
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Question camshaft cam caps: where to buy?

Hi All! I am looking for cam caps for a KLR 650 2008. The absurd thing is that they seem to be available only by buying the entire cylinder head. Does anyone know where I could buy exhaust cam caps? Thanks in advance!

PS: While I understand that one might want to have both halves of the part that holds the cam in place to have equal wear, there are cases when buying a cylinder head is not only cost prohibitive, but simply unjustifiable.
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Men say cam caps are bored with each head, thus each is unique, not interchangeable.

If so, whatever cam cap you might find as a replacement wouldn't fit the shaft properly, barring unlikely coincidence.

Could a machinist fit a cap to a head? Doubt it; centering the circle with the existing head camshaft centerline would be a challenge, seems to me; re-boring would produce oversize/oval profile.

Hog out camshaft channel for replacement bearing halves? Replacement of complete head likely less costly.

My understanding only; corrections an clarifications welcomed.
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