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Johnson Cams of Onalaska, Washington a Leader in Dirt Bike Performance and Cam Design

Keith Johnson started his business 35 years ago, and out of necessity, he branched out into camshaft design and manufacturing about 15 years ago. As a championship competitive racer himself, he knew that to keep his edge, the camshafts he used must meet his exacting standards.
Keith Johnson of Johnson Cams relies on K&N exclusively.
Keith Johnson of Johnson Cams relies on K&N exclusively.
The problem was he simply could not find them. To resolve this he did what most entrepreneurs in this industry do, he went out and bought the equipment he needed to machine them, taught himself how, and eventually went into the manufacturing business. He is now considered a master machinist.

With a who's who list of tuners and race teams that rely on Johnson Cams, it's no wonder his Onalaska, Washington company is considered one of the country's premiere manufacturers of motorcycle camshafts. Their specialty is Dirt Track cams, as well as extensive performance modification work for race bikes. "Our philosophy is to focus on developing horsepower in a balanced and reliable package," says Johnson. "With the use of computer design and simulation programs, extensive flow bench and dynamometer testing, and current technology and materials, we provide user-friendly power!"

Johnson Cams started as vintage specialists, serving the street rider, racer, and restoration specialist alike- from basic head services, such as valve jobs that keep British and European Iron on the road, to total performance modifications and modern camshaft design to keep competitors at the front of the pack on race day. The addition of work on modern dirt trackers rounded out their offerings, and now with over seventy-plus years of competition experience, they've certainly earned their reputation for excellence. Their customer list in fact, includes land speed record holders at Bonneville, Maxton, and El Mirage, multiple AHRMA dirt track and road race championships, several consecutive Pike's Peak Hillclimb record holders, and numerous Daytona short track podium finishers.

"We rely exclusively on K&N for a number of reasons," says Johnson. "Since my teen years racing on dirt tracks in the Midwest and as an AMA professional, I have always used the very best products on the market, and that included K&N filters. So not only are they the best, but they are readily available, have a huge selection, and regardless of the application, I can always find what I need."


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