Step by Step instructions
Installing a Camshaft in your motorcycle
When you start, your bike is going to look something like Figure 1.
The initial steps for installing the camshaft involve safety related items and removing a
few components that will be in the way of the actual cam installation.
Turn off the fuel petcock and drain the gasoline from the carburetor.
Disconnect electrical power from bike by removing negative (ground)
cable at the battery
Remove the spark plugs
Remove the air cleaner and air cleaner backing plate
Remove the exhaust system
Drain the engine oil
If your bike has a Carlini Torque Arm, Screamin' Eagle Race Brace or
similar components installed, you will have to remove it at this time. The best procedure
for removing the torque is as follows:
Drain the oil from the transmission
Loosen the foot peg and/or brake pedal if required. The footpeg and
brake pedal can be held in place with a bungee cord or piece of wire to eliminate
disconnecting the actuating rod from the rear brake master cylinder.
Remove the transmission side cover. Do not disconnect the clutch
Remove the torque arm
Put the transmission side cover back in place. Hold the transmission
side cover in place with 2 bolts, finger tight. This will prevent dirt and other foreign
materials from getting into the transmission.