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I guess I'm a little confused about the valve guide, I have a stage 2 in my bike and never saw anything about relieving a valve guide and I wouldn't consider myself stupid. I just followed Hot Cams instructions and I haven't had an issue, yet........

I think all they did was install the cam because when I pulled the head the piston and valves have carbon all over them.

I plan on pulling the cylinder and covers off to inspect it before I reuse the motor, I'm going to keep it as a spare incase my wife or I have problems with one of ours.

I basically ended up giving $200 for the motor so I'm pretty sure I did ok. Not to mention I got a spare cylinder, stator cover w/ stator and a clutch cover with it.
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I guess I'm a little confused about the valve guide, I have a stage 2 in my bike and never saw anything about relieving a valve guide and I wouldn't consider myself stupid. I just followed Hot Cams instructions and I haven't had an issue, yet........

I think all they did was install the cam because when I pulled the head the piston and valves have carbon all over them.

I plan on pulling the cylinder and covers off to inspect it before I reuse the motor, I'm going to keep it as a spare incase my wife or I have problems with one of ours.

I basically ended up giving $200 for the motor so I'm pretty sure I did ok. Not to mention I got a spare cylinder, stator cover w/ stator and a clutch cover with it.
With the stage 3 HC you haft to clearance the center guid sometimes...Stage 2 & under you should be fine..

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With the stage 3 HC you haft to clearance the center guid sometimes...Stage 2 & under you should be fine..
Ok, that was my understanding and one of the reasons I didn't go with a Stage 3 for my setup plus I mainly ride dunes and trails, I rarely get to 5th gear so I saw no reason for the extra cost and work.

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Ok, that was my understanding and one of the reasons I didn't go with a Stage 3 for my setup plus I mainly ride dunes and trails, I rarely get to 5th gear so I saw no reason for the extra cost and work.

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I was stating this as willykiller has ran into head that needed to be clearanced. All the heads are different and some of them the cams sit lower and need more work done to them. Just something to check. I'll be honest I have never checked mine even with the stage 3 cam and X4
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But, you see, we're talking about a stage three here (which occasionally needs to have the guide clearanced) AND the fact that the builder was able to break the rocker arm without even starting the engine up - IMO he's proven that he has very little expertise related to rebuilding and testing it - ergo my concern.

SO - now he wants to sell it...

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I think it has mire to do with a 16 yo kid trying to put a cam in. I dug deeper into it today and everyyhing else looks good. I'm going to put it back together next month and then trst it on my engine syand. Then I'll have a spare motor similar to whats in mine and a little beefer than my wifes Raptor.

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I think it has mire to do with a 16 yo kid trying to put a cam in.
HUH? Where did we have THIS information before? So it's a 16 yo that did the 'built' rebuild himself?

"I have a guy that wants to trade me a "built" 660 motor " - built implies, to me at least, a professional job sort of akin to 'crate' (but a rebuild, not new)... My misunderstanding - my mistake.

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HUH? Where did we have THIS information before? So it's a 16 yo that did the 'built' rebuild himself?

"I have a guy that wants to trade me a "built" 660 motor " - built implies, to me at least, a professional job sort of akin to 'crate' (but a rebuild, not new)... My misunderstanding - my mistake.
That was the information that i had initially, what this kid told me, after more talk that's the conclusion that I have come to.
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I hope it works out well for you, assuming you buy it.

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I hope it works out well for you, assuming you buy it.
I did end up getting it, we ended up not trading I just bought everything.
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