I'm new to the site and just making introductions, and a solicitation for help.
I own two Motorcycles. The first, a 2007 V-Star, with only 5,800 miles on it, and which I thoroughly enjoyed, for the first 36 miles, then it stopped running. So, I then purchased a 2013 Silverado.
So back to the V-star. Apparently the one-way starter gear stopped engaging, as the starter would turn over but not the motor. It also started to make a clanking sound. The dealer was able to fix the gear problem but he asked if I'd done anything to the cam timing, as apparently the #1 cam, (LH) was not timed correctly. Wow, I thought. How did that happen. So long story short, the V-star has now become my project bike, with probably a bent valve or two.
The AIS system had been 'adjusted' so I removed it all together. The bike was purchased with an performance exhaust already installed 2 into 1. And after hearing the news concerning the cam timing I've been wondering if a cam was installed, though incorrectly. Anyways, I have my toy to tinker with.
I spent 22 years in the AF/ANG, the first 2 1/2 years were spent working on F-16A/B engines, and the remainder fixing all types of electrical and mechanical hardware so I'm not worried about this.
Question - I've been looking for a SS Custom 429 cam, no longer produced, so might anyone have one they might be interested in selling.
Anyways, glad to be apart of this...