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Old 08-03-2010, 03:03 PM   #1
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Lennie's Camshaft Sprockets

I have searched and read all the past posts about advancing camshaft timing by using sprockets from Lennies or other sources. Everything seems pretty positive. Anyone using these have any new feedback? Reasons to avoid making this change? I can really use more low end grunt off-road. I have a booster plug on order and the sprockets sound like a good addition too.

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Old 08-03-2010, 03:33 PM   #2
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I have searched and read all the past posts about advancing camshaft timing by using sprockets from Lennies or other sources. Everything seems pretty positive. Anyone using these have any new feedback? Reasons to avoid making this change? I can really use more low end grunt off-road. I have a booster plug on order and the sprockets sound like a good addition too.

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Old 08-03-2010, 06:39 PM   #3
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I got them on my 2007 GS a month ago. The difference can be felt, but I wouldn't spend $500 (with labor) to do it again. If you can handle the labor yourself, might be worth it. The engine is useable about 500 rpm lower than before. I find myself running one gear higher without thinking about it. You can feel a difference pulling away from a stop. I hardly ever run the GS engine to redline, so can't confirm if the top end is reduced.
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Old 08-03-2010, 06:49 PM   #4
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Put in 4 sets in several bikes now (mine and other's)... all of them bettered each respective bikes performance where it counts.

You basically shift the Torque range about 1K RPM lower across the board... the bike is more responsive and with my mods of adding the techlusion/wunderlich/dobeck/whatevertheyarecalled and eliminating the cat, it offers about 96Hp on the rear wheel. Not bad for an '05.
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Old 08-03-2010, 09:07 PM   #5
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I really don't think it makes much difference at the very bottom end, but no doubt the mid range is better. I also think it runs smoother.

All in all, Lennie's gears = good... dropping Lennie's gear inside the engine... not so much. If you lose you grip while installing, the gear rolls right into the crankcase. Then you pull the head and go fishing. Pretty easy install though.
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Old 08-03-2010, 09:55 PM   #6
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That is why you secure them with fishing line until they are seated and the screw is back in...
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Old 08-03-2010, 11:27 PM   #7
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Can someone please provide a source for buying those?
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Old 08-16-2010, 07:45 AM   #8
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It's time for the post R&D pricing to drop. I'd pay under $100 for these, but not $225.
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Old 08-16-2010, 01:05 PM   #9
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It's time for the post R&D pricing to drop. I'd pay under $100 for these, but not $225.
I mentioned the price was a bit high and got flamed.
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Old 09-08-2010, 02:40 PM   #10
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Selling outside of Vendors is not permitted, and the vendor should start his own thread if he's selling..

and let's keep it civil please.
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Old 09-08-2010, 04:03 PM   #11
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Gadget,

It is good this is moved.

Sorry that it turned from a thread about my products to something that is a selling thread as I have been prompted for some time to join and add my bit.

I will always be as civil as I can.

I intend to buy a GS later in the year and participate in many other threads.

All good by me.

Wiggled,

I respect your opinion and experience on this matter.

I am not a machinist by trade but I served my time as an aircraft maintenance engineer.

Once the holes are drilled and the sprocket is case hardened, the locating pin hole shrinks.

This issue is the result of a change from manual labour drilling to CNC drilling.

The one step left out from the previous machinists work is the reaming of the hole. The previous machinist Pete Smith has enough experience to know that the reaming was required because of the case hardening.

The CNC process will now have the reaming of the holes as the last step for this hole.

The product works and gets the required result of smiles in the dial.

enjoy

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