Dowel pin on left camshaft for spark advance


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kenneth.bradley3
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Dowel pin on left camshaft for spark advance

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I recently purchased a 75 gl1000 with electrical problems. I decided to pull the points and swap for a dyna s system. When I did I found the dowel pin is sheared and will need replaced. Does anyone know the appropriate size needed or if they can be ordered?Image I am new very new to motorcycles and this seemed like a good start. I picked it up for $350 and it shows 7900miles. I don't know much else about it other then it came with the dyna s and a spare front tire. Thanks for any help.
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Re: Dowel pin on left camshaft for spark advance

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Find yourself another cam. That one has had the 'nose' broken off and a machined steel part fitted. It may have been fitted concentrically, it may not, but I would not be taking the chance on it.

Someone on here will have one; in fact I might have one in the store if no-one a bit closer can help.
'Impossible' is just a level of difficulty! The only stupid question is the one you didn't ask first!

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Re: Dowel pin on left camshaft for spark advance

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I found the pin in a parts manual it is 3mm x 6.8mm. Made my own from an old drill bit.
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Re: Dowel pin on left camshaft for spark advance

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Number 17 in the picture.
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Re: Dowel pin on left camshaft for spark advance

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I still think that the pin may be only part of your problems. We will find out when you come to time it.
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Re: Dowel pin on left camshaft for spark advance

Post by ekvh »

I did as Kenneth.Bradley. Worked fine. I agree with John though, you have other issues. I'd be looking for a replacement cam.


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