Post Master General
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Frozen hell of the north
I Ride: 95,000+ mile '07 ZZR600, 2014 Ninja 300, 89 FZR400 racebike, 06 ZX6R track only, 97 ZX6R F model
"timing and caps are all set just gotta put the cam cap on"
Awefully tough to have cam timing set accurately without the cam cap actually being on correctly! and completely! Especially since it will rotate some as soon as you start to torque it down since you are opening some valves
but hey- you seem to think you know what you are doing, but anyone who can break even one cam cap bolt clearly doesn't!
I have re-used the same cam cap bolts in my engine through 15 valve adjustments thus far, and some of my past bikes way more than that since the intervals were shorter and the miles I drove them were more than twice as much......... the bolts at +/-100inch lbs will last forever unless you abuse them!
I have race engines here that are more than 25 years old that get serviced every single year and then add in some tuning assembly/disassembly and no doubt those have been apart and together atleast 30 times or more and nope..........never any issue with any cam cap or cam cap bolt
You clearly did it wrong and substantially so to break them! Did you figure out what you did wrong?
woohoo we are having fun now
Stupid people say stupid things on the internet, so be wary of who those people are. If you solicit advice on the internet, just keep in mind 99% of what you'll receive is not based on fact or science-and likely atleast 95% of it is based on bullshit and bravado regurgitated from some other schlub who also did not experience any of what they claim and are also full of shit. If you don't like my bluntness- too bad. I am not here to please you, so move along, your approval is not desired nor is it needed. So before opening your pie hole and adding more stupidity, perhaps sit back, listen, absorb and learn something. You know that saying, it is better to remain silent and thought a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt!