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Hello everyone - first time poster off Romania, where the motorcycle community isn't that large, so I found myself needing advice from a larger hive mind.

In the process of changing timing chains on my 2005, the mechanic has found some rather unusual problems - chipping in one of the camshafts (which also transferred to the casing), and slight cracks in the other, indicating it's about to give in too. Photos are attached.

My three questions are - 1. is it a common find? 2. what would a possible cause be 3. is there a fix for it (found on other forums reccommendations of grinding the edges soft and just reinstall it), or do i need to replace heads and shafts?

Thanks!
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Best guess is you have debris somewhere in the oil sump that is being circulated through the engine. No, that is not normal and the only fix is replace the cylinder head and cam shaft. There is no telling what damage is done elsewhere in the engine.
 

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Welcome from Kennesaw GA!

Sorry to hear about the bad luck on the engine. I wouldn't try grinding it myself, I'd replace it.
 
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