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Old 12-05-2012, 05:58 AM   #206
brucifer
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Originally Posted by ineptizoid View Post

And as for the retarded design, lotsa Jap bikes don't use replaceable cam bearings, and still somehow manage to be reliable and long-lasting. Like Honda's air-cooled XR/XLs for example.
Just an FYI.

The Honda RFVC head bikes ( XRL, XR, XL) have run roller bearing cams since 1983. The previous design ran the cam directly in the head material though.

The Suzy DR650 runs the cam directly in the head material and I don't believe I've ever heard of a cam journal failure with one of them.
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