Originally Posted by cushman
It looks kinda like they had to remove that part in order to give clearance to the clutch components right there...
The funny thing is that there is a pic around here somewhere, I think in the thread about changing out the cam chain, where the cam shaft looks like it had a chunk missing too. What kind of manufacturing practices are they using? Instead of a a machine, we're going to use TNT to remove that little piece...
As long as it rides good, I don't care
I have to say I was at first shocked when I saw the pictures of the camshafts with the "piece" missing...
I was about ready to loose my cool over it when I found out it had been done intentionally to aid in oiling of the camshaft to "rocker arm" (or whatever it's called) interface.