Motorcycle Camshafts & Components

Motorcycle Camshafts & Hardware
  • Biker's Choice® - Camshaft Gear Thrust Washers
    Biker's Choice®Camshaft Gear Thrust Washers
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    # sp197075
    Camshaft Gear Thrust Washers by Biker's Choice®. This product is made of high-quality materials to serve you for years to come. Designed using state-of-the-art technology and with customers in mind. It will meet your needs and deliver...
    Designed to provide unrivaled value and maximum reliabilityExpertly crafted from the highest grade materials
    $27.96
  • S&S Cycle® - Camshaft
    S&S Cycle®Camshaft
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    # sp188559
    Camshaft by S&S Cycle®. This top-grade product is expertly made in compliance with stringent industry standards to offer a fusion of a well-balanced design and high level of craftsmanship. Manufactured from industry-leading materials...
    Precise engineering ensures the latest in qualityExpertly manufactured from highly reliable materials
    $218.95 - $775.95
  • S&S Cycle® - Camshaft Chest Kit
    S&S Cycle®Camshaft Chest Kit
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    # sp188560
    Camshaft Chest Kit by S&S Cycle®. This top-grade product is expertly made in compliance with stringent industry standards to offer a fusion of a well-balanced design and high level of craftsmanship. Manufactured from industry-leading...
    Upgrade to S&S bolt-in performance chain drive camshaftsImproved engine performance - higher lift and optimized cam timing
    $218.95 - $2,166.95
  • S&S Cycle® - Camshaft Drive Gear Kit
    S&S Cycle®Camshaft Drive Gear Kit
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    # sp182426
    Camshaft Drive Gear Kit by S&S Cycle®. This product is made of high-quality materials to serve you for years to come. Designed using state-of-the-art technology and with customers in mind. It will meet your needs and deliver great...
    Required with S&S® drive gear camsPrecise engineering ensures the latest in quality
    $329.95 - $338.95
  • S&S Cycle® - Camshaft Installation Kit
    S&S Cycle®Camshaft Installation Kit
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    # sp175245
    Camshaft Installation Kit by S&S Cycle®. This top-grade product is expertly made in compliance with stringent industry standards to offer a fusion of a well-balanced design and high level of craftsmanship. Manufactured from...
    Precise engineering ensures the latest in qualityExpertly manufactured from highly reliable materials
    $44.96 - $157.95
  • S&S Cycle® - Camshaft Kit
    S&S Cycle®Camshaft Kit
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    # sp182428
    Camshaft Kit by S&S Cycle®. This top-grade product is expertly made in compliance with stringent industry standards to offer a fusion of a well-balanced design and high level of craftsmanship. Manufactured from industry-leading...
    Bolt-in! Compatible with all stock valve train components465G gear drive provide increased torque and horsepower
    $218.95 - $914.95
  • S&S Cycle® - Camshaft Plate
    S&S Cycle®Camshaft Plate
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    # sp182429
    Camshaft Plate by S&S Cycle®. This product is made of high-quality materials to serve you for years to come. Designed using state-of-the-art technology and with customers in mind. It will meet your needs and deliver great quality at an...
    Cam Support PlatePrecision CNC-machined forged aluminum
    $417.95
  • S&S Cycle® - Easy Start Camshaft Chest Kit
    S&S Cycle®Easy Start Camshaft Chest Kit
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    # sp188564
    Easy Start Camshaft Chest Kit by S&S Cycle®. This product is made of high-quality materials to serve you for years to come. Designed using state-of-the-art technology and with customers in mind. It will meet your needs and deliver great...
    Upgrade to S&S bolt-in performance chain drive camshaftsS&S Quickie pushrods - easy installation, without removing rocker covers
    $2,106.95 - $2,286.95
  • S&S Cycle® - Easy Start Camshaft Kit
    S&S Cycle®Easy Start Camshaft Kit
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    # sp188565
    Easy Start Camshaft Kit by S&S Cycle®. This product is made of high-quality materials to serve you for years to come. Designed using state-of-the-art technology and with customers in mind. It will meet your needs and deliver great...
    Improves valve timing accuracy by eliminating timing chain lashEasy Start Cams allow stock starter to start any engine
    $515.95 - $1,031.95
  • S&S Cycle® - Oil Pump and Camshaft Plate Kit
    S&S Cycle®Oil Pump and Camshaft Plate Kit
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    # sp182438
    Oil Pump and Camshaft Plate Kit by S&S Cycle®. This product is made of high-quality materials to serve you for years to come. Designed using state-of-the-art technology and with customers in mind. It will meet your needs and deliver...
    Cam Support PlatePrecision CNC-machined forged aluminum
    $802.95
  • S&S Cycle® - Forged Roller Rocker Arms
    S&S Cycle®Forged Roller Rocker Arms
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    # 4627930440
    Forged Roller Rocker Arms by S&S Cycle®.
    $143.96 - $590.95
  • Biker's Choice® - Camshaft Gear Thrust Washers
    Biker's Choice®Camshaft Gear Thrust Washers (70747AH4)
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    # mpn4526327022
    Camshaft Gear Thrust Washers (70747AH4) by Biker's Choice®. This top-grade product is expertly made in compliance with stringent industry standards to offer a fusion of a well-balanced design and high level of craftsmanship....
    Designed to provide unrivaled value and maximum reliabilityExpertly crafted from the highest grade materials
    $27.96
  • S&S Cycle® - 509C Type Camshaft Chest Kit
    S&S Cycle®509C Type Camshaft Chest Kit (330-0540)
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    # mpn4638583999
    509C Type Camshaft Chest Kit (330-0540) by S&S Cycle®. This top-grade product is expertly made in compliance with stringent industry standards to offer a fusion of a well-balanced design and high level of craftsmanship. Manufactured...
    Upgrade to S&S bolt-in performance chain drive camshaftsS&S Quickie pushrods - easy installation, without removing rocker covers
    $1,997.95
  • S&S Cycle® - Camshaft
    S&S Cycle®Camshaft (330-0093)
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    # mpn4638584019
    Camshaft (330-0093) by S&S Cycle®. This top-grade product is expertly made in compliance with stringent industry standards to offer a fusion of a well-balanced design and high level of craftsmanship. Manufactured from industry-leading...
    Made in USAPrecise engineering ensures the latest in quality
    $241.95
  • S&S Cycle® - Camshaft Cover Bushing
    S&S Cycle®Camshaft Cover Bushing (31-4019)
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    # mpn4638584449
    Camshaft Cover Bushing by S&S Cycle®. This top-grade product is expertly made in compliance with stringent industry standards to offer a fusion of a well-balanced design and high level of craftsmanship. Manufactured from...
    Precise engineering ensures the latest in qualityExpertly manufactured from highly reliable materials
    $14.95
  • S&S Cycle® - Camshaft Inner Needle Bearing Assembly
    S&S Cycle®Camshaft Inner Needle Bearing Assembly (31-4080)
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    # mpn4563418642
    Camshaft Inner Needle Bearing Assembly by S&S Cycle®. This top-grade product is expertly made in compliance with stringent industry standards to offer a fusion of a well-balanced design and high level of craftsmanship. Manufactured from...
    Precise engineering ensures the latest in qualityExpertly manufactured from highly reliable materials
    $14.95
  • S&S Cycle® - Camshaft Installation Kit
    S&S Cycle®Camshaft Installation Kit (33-5175)
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    # mpn4638583911
    Camshaft Installation Kit with Thread Lock (33-5175) by S&S Cycle®. This top-grade product is expertly made in compliance with stringent industry standards to offer a fusion of a well-balanced design and high level of craftsmanship....
    Chain drive cam onlyPrecise engineering ensures the latest in quality
    $157.95
  • S&S Cycle® - Camshaft Installation Kit
    S&S Cycle®Camshaft Installation Kit (330-0619)
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    # mpn4638583893
    Camshaft Installation Kit with O-Rings (330-0619) by S&S Cycle®. This top-grade product is expertly made in compliance with stringent industry standards to offer a fusion of a well-balanced design and high level of craftsmanship....
    Chain drive cam onlyPrecise engineering ensures the latest in quality
    $44.96
  • S&S Cycle® - Camshaft Installation Kit
    S&S Cycle®Camshaft Installation Kit (106-5929)
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    # mpn4638583861
    Camshaft Installation Kit with Retaining Ring (106-5929) by S&S Cycle®. This top-grade product is expertly made in compliance with stringent industry standards to offer a fusion of a well-balanced design and high level of craftsmanship....
    Chain drive cam onlyPrecise engineering ensures the latest in quality
    $44.96
  • S&S Cycle® - Camshaft Kit
    S&S Cycle®Camshaft Kit (330-0005)
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    # mpn4638584351
    Camshaft Kit (330-0005) by S&S Cycle®. This top-grade product is expertly made in compliance with stringent industry standards to offer a fusion of a well-balanced design and high level of craftsmanship. Manufactured from...
    Great way to increase performance at an affordable priceQuick installation - reuse many stock components
    $396.95
  • S&S Cycle® - Camshaft Kit
    S&S Cycle®Camshaft Kit (330-0017)
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    # mpn4638584071
    Camshaft Kit (330-0017) by S&S Cycle®. This top-grade product is expertly made in compliance with stringent industry standards to offer a fusion of a well-balanced design and high level of craftsmanship. Manufactured from...
    Eliminates cam drive chain and tensionerPrecise engineering ensures the latest in quality
    $914.95
  • S&S Cycle® - Camshaft Kit
    S&S Cycle®Camshaft Kit (330-0100)
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    # mpn4638583878
    Camshaft Kit (330-0100) by S&S Cycle®. This top-grade product is expertly made in compliance with stringent industry standards to offer a fusion of a well-balanced design and high level of craftsmanship. Manufactured from...
    Improves valve timing accuracy by eliminating timing chain lashNo tensioner shoes to wear out or fail
    $914.95
  • S&S Cycle® - Camshaft Kit
    S&S Cycle®Camshaft Kit (330-0006)
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    # mpn4638583872
    Camshaft Kit (330-0006) by S&S Cycle®. This top-grade product is expertly made in compliance with stringent industry standards to offer a fusion of a well-balanced design and high level of craftsmanship. Manufactured from...
    Great way to increase performance at an affordable priceQuick installation - reuse many stock components
    $396.95
  • S&S Cycle® - Camshaft Kit
    S&S Cycle®Camshaft Kit (330-0016)
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    # mpn4638583870
    Camshaft Kit (330-0016) by S&S Cycle®. This top-grade product is expertly made in compliance with stringent industry standards to offer a fusion of a well-balanced design and high level of craftsmanship. Manufactured from...
    Made in USAPrecise engineering ensures the latest in quality
    $396.95
  • S&S Cycle® - Camshaft Kit
    S&S Cycle®Camshaft Kit (33-5182A)
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    # mpn4638583869
    Camshaft Kit (33-5182A) by S&S Cycle®. This top-grade product is expertly made in compliance with stringent industry standards to offer a fusion of a well-balanced design and high level of craftsmanship. Manufactured from...
    Great way to increase performance at an affordable priceQuick installation - reuse many stock components
    $396.95
  • S&S Cycle® - Camshaft Kit
    S&S Cycle®Camshaft Kit (33-5177)
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    # mpn4638583868
    Camshaft Kit (33-5177) by S&S Cycle®. This top-grade product is expertly made in compliance with stringent industry standards to offer a fusion of a well-balanced design and high level of craftsmanship. Manufactured from...
    Kits include all required bearings, o-rings, and hardwarePrecise engineering ensures the latest in quality
    $914.95
  • S&S Cycle® - Camshaft Kit
    S&S Cycle®Camshaft Kit (106-4382)
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    # mpn4638583852
    Camshaft Kit (106-4382) by S&S Cycle®. This top-grade product is expertly made in compliance with stringent industry standards to offer a fusion of a well-balanced design and high level of craftsmanship. Manufactured from...
    Made in USAPrecise engineering ensures the latest in quality
    $396.95
  • S&S Cycle® - Easy Start™ Camshaft Chest Kit
    S&S Cycle®Easy Start™ Camshaft Chest Kit (330-0543)
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    # mpn4638583971
    Easy Start™ Camshaft Chest Kit (330-0543) by S&S Cycle®. This top-grade product is expertly made in compliance with stringent industry standards to offer a fusion of a well-balanced design and high level of craftsmanship. Manufactured...
    Upgrade to S&S bolt-in performance chain drive camshaftsS&S Quickie pushrods - easy installation, without removing rocker covers
    $2,106.95
  • S&S Cycle® - Easy Start™ Camshaft Kit
    S&S Cycle®Easy Start™ Camshaft Kit (330-0303)
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    # mpn4638584588
    Easy Start™ Camshaft Kit (330-0303) by S&S Cycle®. This top-grade product is expertly made in compliance with stringent industry standards to offer a fusion of a well-balanced design and high level of craftsmanship. Manufactured from...
    Start any engine with a stock starterSave your starter and battery
    $1,031.95
  • S&S Cycle® - Easy Start™ Camshaft Kit
    S&S Cycle®Easy Start™ Camshaft Kit (106-5811)
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    # mpn4638583984
    Easy Start™ Camshaft Kit (106-5811) by S&S Cycle®. This top-grade product is expertly made in compliance with stringent industry standards to offer a fusion of a well-balanced design and high level of craftsmanship. Manufactured from...
    Improves valve timing accuracy by eliminating timing chain lashEasy Start Cams allow stock starter to start any engine
    $1,031.95




Camshafts are some of the most important components of your motorcycle’s engine. Inboard cams regulate the work of its valves by moving pushrods and activating rockers so that the valves can open at the right time and stay open for the right period. Overhead cams are installed over the valves and push them directly in the cylinder head. This eliminates the need for additional moving parts in the forms of pushrods and rocker arms thus making it easier to achieve higher revolutions and produce more power. The operation of the motor largely depends on how far the valves are lifted, so the installation of an improved camshaft is a great way to start modifying your engine.

Before trying to get more power from the motor, you should use all of the available bolt-on upgrades, such as larger exhaust, high-performance air cleaner, and fine-tuned fuel delivery system. The right aftermarket camshaft can make your powerplant produce more torque while operating more efficiently. Depending on your riding style, you may choose the camshaft that provides more power in low rev range, which is great if you want to feel more confident while cruising on city streets, or opt for parts that allow for more torque on higher revolutions, which is useful if you tend to ride long distances on interstate highways.

To ensure correct timing, the camshaft must be rotating in sync with the engine’s crankshaft, which is why both these shafts are linked with a timing chain or cog belt. In all four-stroke engines, to complete one cycle, the camshaft must rotate once, while the crankshaft makes two complete revolutions, which is why the camshaft pinion gear or sprocket always has twice as many teeth as the crank gear or sprocket. A single overhead cam (SOHC) configuration includes one cam that operates both intake and exhaust valves via rockers. A double overhead camshaft (DOHC) configuration means that one shaft opens intake valves and another controls exhaust ones.

The DOHC version of the camshaft utilizes the direct actuation of the valves which allows for higher engine revolutions. That is why this layout is most often used in sportbikes. To choose the right aftermarket camshaft that fits your engine and riding style, you have to know three main specifications: lift, duration, and intake closing time. Lift defines how far the valve moves from its seat when it is opened. The farther the valve goes, the quicker the air-and-fuel mixture can enter and exhaust gases can escape the cylinder. It means that more fuel can be burned in the combustion chamber thus increasing the output of the engine.

The valve opening has its limits. Stock valve springs cannot be compressed more than they were designed to, so you might have to invest in performance springs. Note that to install new springs, you will have to remove the cylinder head. The downside of the high lift camshaft is its accelerated wear and increased valvetrain noise, which is especially undesirable in long-distance travel applications. The duration of the valve opening is measured in degrees of camshaft rotation. If you want to increase the horsepower of your engine on higher RPMs, consider installing a cam with later intake closing time. It is most suitable for larger, high-compression motors. Lower-compression engines work better with cams offering short intake duration and early intake closing time.

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