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racing oil or oil additive
OP: January 19, 2021, 01:38:48 PM
getting cams resurfaced--anybody recommend racing oil or even an additive for the zinc(zddp)
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Re: racing oil or oil additive
#1: 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? 
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Re: racing oil or oil additive
#2: January 22, 2021, 11:35:53 AM
130k miles--they just had enough
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Re: racing oil or oil additive
#3: 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?
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Re: racing oil or oil additive
#4: 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
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Re: racing oil or oil additive
#5: 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?
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Terry

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#6: 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--
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#7: 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?
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Re: racing oil or oil additive
#8: January 27, 2021, 09:09:19 PM
colt cams--canada
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