problems with web cam
Close
    
    
Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. #1
    Senior Member phazer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    putnam,ct
    Posts
    428
    ive been trying to contact web cam and im having no luck so ill ask a few quick questions here in the forum. first question: is there a core charge for the tw camshaft? #2 the cam core listed for 121$, is that something needed for installation? #3 the valve spring kit is listed at 90$ per set. then it says the number 2. do you need two sets? i was thinking one for the exhaust and one for intake, but im not sure. im just trying to find out before i buy so i can get the right stuff the first time.

  2. #2
    Senior Member lizrdbrth's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Desert, SoCal
    Posts
    7,369
    Webcam takes stock cams, builds them up by welding, then grinds them down with new profiles and sends you one. They do NOT grind you a new cam.



    So yes, they need your old core, and if you do not send it they charge you up front. Whether or not they'll accept your core and refund your money later is a question you should work out with them, as is the quantity each concerning the valve springs.



    Others have dealt with them, but the few times I've dealt with them have been in person, core in hand so I'm not sure what their core refund policy is.



    I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you.

    Powdercoated '87 frame, extended swingarm, YZ fork legs, ATV tire, 14/55, XT350 tank, spliced quick-release seat, disc brake conversion, beeg headlight, beeger rack, Lizrdcooler, Lizrdventz and bunch of other stuff all covered in invisible ink.

    Hidden Content

    Hidden Content

  3. #3
    Banned qwerty's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    NW Tennessee
    Posts
    10,664
    Webcam welds used camshafts to build up the material, then grinds then down to new lobe profiles and overlaps.



    You'll pay $131 for welding a regrinding a cam. That is a service, not a part.



    There are a few options of the source of the cam that is welded and reground for you:

    1) You pay $121 for a used cam that Webcam welds and regrinds for you. This $121 core charge is in addition to the $131 charge for the welding and regrinding. Webcam ships the reworked cam to you. You pay $252 for your new cam.

    2) You pay $121 for a used cam that Webcam welds and regrinds for you. This $121 core charge is in addition to the $131 charge for the welding and regrinding. Webcam ships the reworked cam to you. When you ship your original cam to Webcam, and IF it passes inspection as good enough to be welded and reground, Webcam will refund your $121 core charge. If the cam cannot be welded and reused, you are out the $121. This way you have minimal down time, but you risk the $121. You could pay $131 for your new cam or $252.

    3) You pay for a used cam and ship it to Webcam. There are a number of models that can be sent in, XT225, TT-R230, some 4-wheelers, etc. Webcam welds and regrinds for you for $131 charge for the welding and regrinding. Webcam ships the reworked cam to you. This way you have minimal down time and your new cam costs whatever you paid for it plus $131.

    4) You buy a new replacement cam for ~$90 and have it shipped to Webcam. You pay Webcam $131 to weld and regrind that new cam. No down time, but you pay $221 for your cam.

    5) You pull your cam and send it to Webcam. The inspect the cam and tell you whether or not they will rework it. If no, you'll revert to one of the previous options. If yes, you'll pay only $131 for the welding and regrinding. You get your original cam back with a new lobe profile. Your motorcycle cam be down for weeks waiting for shipping, inspection, welding, and grinding.

    6) You'll pay for the springs and retainers separately.

    7) You'll pay all the shipping charges in addition to everything else.



    All of a sudden, having a new cam shipped directly to Webcam really doesn't sound like that bad of an idea.




  4. Remove Advertisements
    TW200Forum.com
    Advertisements
     

  5. #4
    Senior Member pgilles's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    918
    Quote Originally Posted by mr zannini View Post
    ive been trying to contact web cam and im having no luck so ill ask a few quick questions here in the forum. first question: is there a core charge for the tw camshaft? #2 the cam core listed for 121$, is that something needed for installation? #3 the valve spring kit is listed at 90$ per set. then it says the number 2. do you need two sets? i was thinking one for the exhaust and one for intake, but im not sure. im just trying to find out before i buy so i can get the right stuff the first time.


    The "cam core" they list is the core charge.



    The (2) they list next to the valve spring kit means it consists of springs/retainers for the (2) valves in the TW. They are stating what the kit consists of. You only need to order one kit and it will have all parts for both valves.
    Sold bike.



    Youtube vids of old TW's acceleration:

    Hidden Content

    Hidden Content

  6. #5
    Senior Member phazer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    putnam,ct
    Posts
    428
    awesome info, thanks a bunch. sounds like a winter project to me. if i have another new england winter like last year i wont be able to ride anything! plenty of time to take out the cam from my 2011 tw and send it in. if it only has five hundred miles on it web cam should be able to weld and gring new lobes with no problem.

Sponosred Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Similar Threads

  1. TW problems
    By marc1n5 in forum Technical Help
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 05-11-2013, 03:57 PM
  2. 87 starting problems
    By mkriley in forum Technical Help
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 01-09-2013, 11:14 PM
  3. Website Problems???
    By Gerry in forum Off-Topic
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 11-10-2012, 05:07 PM
  4. 87 carb problems!!!!
    By chevy_lifted_4x4 in forum Technical Help
    Replies: 23
    Last Post: 09-21-2012, 05:25 AM
  5. Just got my first TW, having some problems
    By destroyingangl in forum Technical Help
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 04-26-2011, 09:07 PM