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racing oil or oil additive on: January 19, 2021, 01:38:48 PM
getting cams resurfaced--anybody recommend racing oil or even an additive for the zinc(zddp)



Re: racing oil or oil additive Reply #1 on: January 21, 2021, 08:37:48 PM
Not particularly, I use a HD Diesel oil and extended oil changes, others like synthetic, Royal Purple, auto non-conservative (can't remember what it says) oil or motorcycle specific oil.

What happened to your cams? 
Terry

My mama always told me never put off till tomorrow people you can kill today.

Allen, TX.

74 GT750 - 75 GT380 – 01 Magna - 03 KX 250-01 – 04 WR 450 - 74 T500 Titan



Re: racing oil or oil additive Reply #2 on: January 22, 2021, 11:35:53 AM
130k miles--they just had enough



Re: racing oil or oil additive Reply #3 on: January 24, 2021, 03:16:59 AM
That is quite a few, another Magna rider, Mike, has a high mileage Magna also, I don't know what he has done to keep it going but I don't know that it was much.

Have you had the bike long (are all those miles yours), do you tour on the Magna, are you planning on a lot more miles?
Terry

My mama always told me never put off till tomorrow people you can kill today.

Allen, TX.

74 GT750 - 75 GT380 – 01 Magna - 03 KX 250-01 – 04 WR 450 - 74 T500 Titan



Re: racing oil or oil additive Reply #4 on: January 24, 2021, 10:43:59 AM
bought the bike new in '86--this is my third set of cams--some had cam problems,some didn't--just road locally(within 150 miles)--I'd like to ride as long as I'm able



Re: racing oil or oil additive Reply #5 on: January 25, 2021, 05:14:47 PM
I thought you on a 3rd gen., do you have the V45 or V65?

I know the V65s had a cam oil issue, there is a fix to get more oil to the cam area, if you have the V65 are familiar with this?
Terry

My mama always told me never put off till tomorrow people you can kill today.

Allen, TX.

74 GT750 - 75 GT380 – 01 Magna - 03 KX 250-01 – 04 WR 450 - 74 T500 Titan



Re: racing oil or oil additive Reply #6 on: January 25, 2021, 05:56:21 PM
1st gen--installed oil mod a long time ago--it helped,got a lot more mileage,but eventually the cams got bad--



Re: racing oil or oil additive Reply #7 on: January 26, 2021, 09:20:22 PM
That is unfortunate, I thought that was a permanent fix. Are the cams being built back up and ground back down? Who is doing the cam work for you?
Terry

My mama always told me never put off till tomorrow people you can kill today.

Allen, TX.

74 GT750 - 75 GT380 – 01 Magna - 03 KX 250-01 – 04 WR 450 - 74 T500 Titan



Re: racing oil or oil additive Reply #8 on: January 27, 2021, 09:09:19 PM
colt cams--canada