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How do i set the cams up on a 120 jota?

I lifetd the cams out of my jota and took the head of to replacethe ea gasket, now the valves are hitting he pistons, so somewhere I didn't put it back as I took it apart. how do I setup the cams again?

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Not exactly certain but I believe the settings are 17mm for both the exhaust and intake. Cold engine settings of course. I dont believe there are hot settings available or necessary. Best to stick with the expertise of the North American guy previously mentioned.

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Trying to remember, but all I had were twins. The triples were harder to come by. What's the guy's name? Wolfgang! He's the North American guy for older Laverda parts. He goes to the factory in Italy at least once a year. He lives in British Columbia, Canada. If you can't find him, check back with me. I will find his info. Good luck. TT

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