HOTCAMS Camshaft - Stage 1
HOTCAMS Camshaft - Stage 1

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Durability 1/5 Ease of Installation 5/5 Performance 1/5 Power 1/5 Style 2/5
Cost $4000+ in 30 seconds

Put this "drop in cam" in, dropped a valve in under 30 seconds and obliterated my motor. Piston hit it and broke the crank. (CRF250R)

HOTCAMS Camshaft - Stage 1
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Modesto, CA, USA
Durability 5/5 Ease of Installation 4/5 Performance 5/5 Power 5/5 Style 4/5
2002 big bear 400

adds a bit more power
good price

Verified Purchaser
Spokane, WA, USA
Durability 4/5 Ease of Installation 4/5 Performance 5/5 Power 5/5
Hot Cams Stage 1 Installed In 1993 Honda XR650L

Noticeable increase in power thru entire power band. Very happy with the power increase of the cam Adjusted valves at install and needed slight adjustment after cam break in, checked 200 miles later and still within spec.
I was concerned about the elimination of the factory cam's automatic compression release and the only starting of the bike-Electric Starter's ability to start the bike. So far, no problems, It actually starts faster when warm, about same when cold. My old battery was shot and I replaced it with a Lithium Ion.

Durability 5/5 Ease of Installation 5/5 Performance 5/5 Power 5/5 Style 5/5
Great performance upgrade

I got this cam for my 2002 Honda xr100. It increased the top end performance ALOT. I ended up needing to rejet it and put a 105 main from a stock 100 main and it's a bit to big, so a 102 would be good. I also ended up gearing it up, from a 50 tooth rear to a 46 rear, It rips now. This is a awesome performance upgrade for the xr/crf 100! And a good bang for the buck.

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Houston, tx
Performance 5/5 Power 5/5
Torque baby!

What an awesome upgrade for my CRF250X. Made a huge difference in TORCS racing.

Terre Haute, IN
Durability 5/5 Ease of Installation 5/5 Performance 5/5 Power 4/5 Style 5/5

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!

ellwood Pa
Durability 5/5 Ease of Installation 3/5 Performance 4/5 Power 4/5 Style 5/5

this is great but on a 99 400ex u dont use the stock compression they do away with that on your hotcam why notreal sure but it seam to give a power gain little expensive though

columbus nc
Ease of Installation 4/5 Performance 3/5 Power 3/5

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.


I put this product on my warrior and i noticed a great power gain from gear to gear i would recondmend this product to any one


i put this cam in and it made a new four wheel very noticable power gain and a lot more low to mid range power

34 Questions
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Q: I have a 2005 ktm 525mxc and I want to make it perform a little better. What would you recommend.
Over 6 months ago
Top 10 Contributor
Over 6 months ago
A: The stage 1 camshaft will definitely help. Also a full exhaust system makes a huge improvement. You could also send your head to a machinist for port and polishing. A good clutch kit will eliminate power lag and get the power to the ground. Also having the proper gearing for your riding style will insure your power is being used properly in the riding environment.
Q: Stage 1 cam for 01 warrior
1 year 2 months ago
Can I use stock sprocket sprocket chain and bearing on it
Q: Hi this cam will have the bearing included and the sprocket
2 years 5 months ago
MotoSport Staff Expert
2 years 5 months ago
A: No it would not include the bearing or sprocket. Feel free to give us a call at 888-676-8853 and we would be happy to help you out with your order.
Q: Would these be hard on my motor
2 years 6 months ago
i have a ttr 125 like to have some more power but dont want to tear my engine up and cost me a lot of money
MotoSport Staff Expert
2 years 6 months ago
A: The HOTCAMS Camshaft - Stage 1 would not be "hard on your motor". However generally any time performance modifications are made to a motor to increase horsepower and performance, added stress and wear is added to the motor and life of the parts are reduced. There are a lot of other factors that also play into this such as maintenance. A well maintained high performance engine could last much longer than a non maintained stock motor. As long as your bike is properly maintained you should not notice any additional wear on your 2003 Yamaha TTR125e with the HOTCAMS Camshaft.
Q: Do you not sell a hot cam for a 1999 sportsman 500?
2 years 11 months ago
I see you have one for a scrambler
MotoSport Staff Expert
2 years 11 months ago
A: No unfortunately there is not a HOTCAMS Camshaft - Stage 1 available for the 1999 sportsman 500.
Q: Need cam bearings
Over 3 years ago
Can't find nothing on here for the cam
MotoSport Staff Expert
Over 3 years ago
A: You can find the Cam bearing in the OEM section for your Yamaha Warrior.
Q: Stage 1 cams and High compression piston
Over 3 years ago
If i get stage 1 cams and a high compression 13:9:1 wiseco piston for my 2014 rmz250 should i have to get my bike remapped or can i just drop it in and go?
MotoSport Staff Expert
Over 3 years ago
A: Yes remapping your bike would be recommended.
Q: Can I use the OE decompression on my 2003 xr650r with your stage 1 hotcam.
Over 3 years ago
Top 1 Contributor
Over 3 years ago
A: No. Here are the notes direct from Hotcams:

Stage 1: single-cam motor. Excellent midrange and top-end power increase. Uses stock valve springs and rockers. *Does not use auto-decompression mechanism.
Q: Stage 1 cam advancement or specs
Over 3 years ago
MotoSport Staff Expert
Over 3 years ago
A: For that information I would suggest contacting Hot Cams directly, with the model of your machine, at Ph: 515.402.8005 or support@hotcamsinc.com
Q: What is the size tab for that is required for you to check before you can add the product to your cart
Over 3 years ago
11 crf250r
Top 1 Contributor
Over 3 years ago
A: Only one option is available for your 2011 CRF250R. The manufacturer's part number is 1264-1 for the stage 1 cam. It is the first selection listed for $228.99
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Product Variant Manufacturer Part #
HOTCAMS Camshaft - Stage 1 2036-1S
HOTCAMS Camshaft - Stage 1 10791
HOTCAMS Camshaft - Stage 1 1039-1
HOTCAMS Camshaft - Stage 1 1101-1
HOTCAMS Camshaft - Stage 1 1123-1
HOTCAMS Camshaft - Stage 1 1016-1
HOTCAMS Camshaft - Stage 1 1
HOTCAMS Camshaft - Stage 1 41001
HOTCAMS Camshaft - Stage 1 41271
HOTCAMS Camshaft - Stage 1 20661
HOTCAMS Camshaft - Stage 1 52461
HOTCAMS Camshaft - Stage 1 41141
HOTCAMS Camshaft - Stage 1 4017-1
HOTCAMS Camshaft - Stage 1 4011-1
HOTCAMS Camshaft - Stage 1 40641
HOTCAMS Camshaft - Stage 1 41311
HOTCAMS Camshaft - Stage 1 30151
HOTCAMS Camshaft - Stage 1 10581
HOTCAMS Camshaft - Stage 1 11341
HOTCAMS Camshaft - Stage 1 40191
HOTCAMS Camshaft - Stage 1 1018-1
HOTCAMS Camshaft - Stage 1 10061
HOTCAMS Camshaft - Stage 1 1007-1
HOTCAMS Camshaft - Stage 1 10041
HOTCAMS Camshaft - Stage 1 10091
HOTCAMS Camshaft - Stage 1 1259-1
HOTCAMS Camshaft - Stage 1 1264-1
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