Cheap Mods

Ernest Montague afm199 at
Sat Dec 27 13:16:53 PST 2008

If your question is whether swapping cams will leave the clearance the 
same.. the answer is yes and no. It will be close but cams can vary a 
few thou and thus if you swap cams you might end up a thou or two 
different.  The base circle ( the measure from which the clearance is 
taken) remains the same on all SV650 stock cams regardless of year. 
They just vary slightly from cam to cam. (a thou maybe)

On Dec 27, 2008, at 1:03 PM, David Ingram wrote:

> With the cam swap does the valve clearance remain stock?
>> [Original Message]
>> From: Steve Robertson <srobertson at>
>> To: Suzuki SV650 Mailing List <sv650 at>
>> Date: 12/9/2008 10:45:19 PM
>> Subject: Re: Cheap Mods
>> I wouldn't worry about fancy fuel for now. The cam swap is
>> Gen2 intakes on the intake side and Gen1 intakes on the exhaust
>> side in each head
>>> Thanks for all of your input. I have been racing the poor thing since
> 2000
>>> and am tired of catching guys in the twisty bits just to be left 
>>> behind
> on
>>> the strait. The engine is completely stock even the valve clearances
>>> haven't moved in 8 years. Over the last couple of years my lap times
> have
>>> not improved so I thought I'd just throw money at the problem.
>>> How about VP fuel?
>>> The cam replacement is that the exhaust cam put on the intake side? 
>>> Does
>>> anyone have a cam?
>>> Does anyone have a M4 Exhaust?
>>> I am also looking for a radiator. It leaks just below the mounting
> bracket
>>> on the left side. The local radiator shop said they would probable
> destroy
>>> it trying to fix it. Stop leak hasn't worked either.
>>> Thanks again for your help.

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