JUST SO YOU KNOW! You are not supposed to use the decompression system when you install a hotcam. The hot cam COMPLETELY does away with the stock decompression system and your not suppose to install it on a hotcam. JUST WANTED TO CLEARIFY THAT!
would not purchase or recommend this product . cam does not seem to have the same size hole on the end for the stock decompressor weight (larger hole), as a result decompressor does not work as well as on stock cam. Reps at hot cams were not very helpful and seemed to assenuate that it was my imagination. Cannot tell much difference in power (maybe because of decompressor weight?) Reinstalled stock cam and works fine.
For your Raptor 700, you would want to go with the stage 1 cam for low end power gains. The stage 2 cam will be for mid-top gains. The installation of the cam is pretty straight forward, it would be good to have an idea of the valve train if you are going to install it yourself. You must remove the old cam and then install this cam. You will need to swap the cam sprocket and decompression system from the stock cam to the Hot Cam, and Valve clearance must be checked and adjusted to proper spec with the new cam installed.
Hot Cams wont make a cam shaft that makes you lose power. The Stage 1 will give you more bottom-Mid range power. The Stage 2 cam increases top-end power and give you more over-rev. So the question is were do you want more power? Both cams work with your stock valve springs.
yes it will take away a tiny bit from your top end but unless you are revving it past 12,000 rpm, you most likely won't be able to notice a difference. here is the link for the dyno test from Hot Cams website... http://www.hotcamsinc.com/documents/support/10391A_1160173046898.jpg