I have just bought a 1986 Honda Magna VF700C and I dont want the cams to fail any time soon. So Im hoping to find out if I have a problem to fix or if the bike will be ok
I have put about 1500 miles on it. I have been reading elsewhere and some guys say that it might run fine until 30000 and then the cams will go. It has 20000 now and i want it to make it to 30. I agree you would think that it would have developed problems by now but some guys say that it wont happen for awhile so i dont know what to think.
Its the original engine but I dont think that it was neglected or left sat for longer than a few months at a time. I think it was cared for and ridden nice, but some of these people just seem tot hink that these bikes have cam oiling issues and that if you dont put an oil mod on they will eventually suffer premature cam wear than again some disagree. I would rather be safe than sorry though when it comes to my bike I want to be riding it for a long time.
No & No. I don't believe that the 86's had a cam issue; so never felt a need to open her up to look. At 26 years old; I gave her all the basic maintenance & she runs strong & pulls hard. Gas & go; enjoying the ride.Have you ever checked your cams for wear? Valve clearances?