Cam Timing Problems

KC Gager kc at
Wed Oct 15 08:07:27 PDT 2008

Hi Steve 
As long as your numbers are repeatable your numbers are most likely pretty
good. Always triple check your numbers. I want to make sure I understand you
the timing gears are welded, not the hubs? Are these adjustable cam gears?
What numbers are you thinking of using. If you don't mind posting the
opening and closing numbers. I'll be happy to kibitz. For what it worth.

KC Gager
BRG Racing Products and Dyno Services
"We Have Sickness For Quickness"
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-----Original Message-----
From: Steve Robertson [mailto:srobertson at] 
Sent: Saturday, October 11, 2008 10:36 PM
To: Suzuki SV650 Mailing List
Subject: Re: Cam Timing Problems

Evening KC,

I agree that the numbers are off from what I would have expected and as I
am new to this there may be some error on my part, but I think I finally got
it right (will double check). Whoever did it took the time to mark the cams
and weld them into place so right or wrong some effort was made. I guess
the most important piece of info is that I have the cams but not the motor 
were originally installed in. I simply put them in a stock motor and 
where they were at. The cam timing worked out to 242 on the intakes and 221
@ 40thou on the exhausts which is actually slightly shorter in duration than

published spec for these cams from Megacycle (245 and 233 @ 40thou)


> Who ever set up the cam either just put then in and did not check them or
> check them and did not have a clue what to do with the numbers. Those 
> number
> work in something like oil cooled 1100 or fj1200. They will not work very
> well in a sv. The cam looks a bit long on the duration
> Whets your mechanical comp did anyone try to port the heads. Do you know 
> the
> Deck heights.

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