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Looking to get a good setup for checking cam timings. I already have the degree wheel. So I need a quality dial gauge, stand/base for said gauge and piston stop...anything else? Any recommendations on stands/bases that work well with a ducati (I have a 2 and 4 valve). What about some recommendations of quality dial gauges?

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Re: cam timers (jager)

We use the DP tools, they bolt right up to the heads and have all the angles covered. They are a snap to use, but I am sure they are $$$$$$. But it may be worth it to avoid all the hassels of non specific stuff.
 
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Re: cam timers (section8superbike)

$330 dollars on bike bandit(#13 on the first workshop tools list).
Ouch of course that is the gauge and base. How much does a quality dial gauge and base usually cost? DP also sells a DIAL GAUGE TDC CHECK for $360, but I think I'll stick with a piston stop.
 
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Re: cam timers (vij)

I found that site when I did a google search earlier. Be nice if I could find a place stateside that has some ducati specific stuff.
 
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Re: cam timers (vij)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by vij »</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I use this ones
http://www.ducati-kaemna.de/cm...l=546
Jocke.........</TD></TR></TABLE>

I had a machinist friend copy the DP tool from aluminum and it ended up looking just like the one offered above. I splurged for a quality dial indicator and had to have a few different feet made for different cam & head combos. Works like a champ and I'm sure the aluminum will hold up for the limited number of times I'll use it.

Maybe someone here has made a few copies to sell?
 
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Re: cam timers (Rrider)

I couldn't afford the DP tools so..
Tools needed: Dial Indicator with a flexible base.(Central Tools, model#6450). 2” contact point extension . Crankshaft turning tool, degree wheel and pointer. Homemade extension for checking TDC. Feeler gauges for taking up clearance of valves. Calculator, pen and paper for recording readings and doing calculations. Homemade crank turning tool with degree wheel attached. Pointer made with welding rod secured to clutch slave cylinder bolt.
>>The above info is from a Cam Timing article I'm in the process of putting on the web..stay tuned.
BTW: The Duc tools will give more accurate results.
 
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