Join Date: Jun 2005
Motorcycle: (3) 1st gen 750's; (2) 1st gen 1100's; 90 7/11; 05 RMZ-450; 83 Honda CB1000C; 78 Yamaha DT 175E; 89 HD 883 Sporty; 98 KX250; 85 ATC 125M; 04 Polaris Predator 500; and a few kids quads.
Re: new project
First off, you don't have lifters in that motor. Secondly, is it just the photo or do your camshaft lobes look brown and scored? It looks to me like the lobes on your cam have the chrome wore off of them, and if so, you can bet the rockers (perhaps what you refer to as lifters) are wore out as well. How many miles are on the motor? Judging from the state of the rest of the bike, I'd say it suffered a lot of neglect in the hands of previous owners and you might have to replace the cams and all the rockers.
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