Just so it's clear, this locator pin we are discusing, is it down on the bottom cam chain sprocket, where the cam chain balancer, doohickey, and all that jazz are, or on the actual cam itself? Because I sent the cams off with the head for fixing, so I don't have access to them right now, and wondering if I should be asking Engine Dynamics to check over the cams themselves if we are talking about them.@TaylorW, let's hope @pdwestman is correct and the pin sheared. There is less likelihood of damage to the cam chain sprocket on the crank, the cam sprockets, and the cam chain itself. You should have a look-see to see what's going on there. I'm not sure what part of the cam train is supposed to be sacrificial in the event of a 'negative clearance event'; that is, if the pin is supposed to shear or if the cam chain tensioner is supposed to blow. I don't think that KHI planned for an exhaust cam siezure, but effectively it acts similarly to a negative clearance event.
I think I'll just go ahead and order the Eagle Mike doo kit as it is. I've got a wedding in week, so won't have much time to get further on the tear down/inspection until after that anyways, so might as well get some things shipped so I can get cracking right after the matrimonial affairs are over. I do think I've spent more time researching and working on this engine than I have wedding planning. At least she knows now.