1. Hello Guest. You have limited privileges and you can't "SEARCH" the forums. Please "Log In" or "Sign Up" for additional functionality. Click HERE to proceed.

Got a new to me bike

Discussion in 'Other Motorcycles' started by saftie, Feb 18, 2019.

  1. saftie

    saftie Well-Known Member Premium Member

    Messages:
    1,018
    Likes Received:
    222
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Location:
    New York, NY
    Pulling valves. Intake 1 and 2 has some marks, I can actually feel where the material has worn off.
    Pic shows when looking from valve side.
    Not sure where they are from or what caused it, valves don't go up that high to be touching. Might have been that hose clamp, not sure.
    Unless I am missing something, having some damage there should not affect the engine, right?

    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Apr 8, 2019
  2. Timbox

    Timbox Active Member

    Messages:
    705
    Likes Received:
    207
    Trophy Points:
    43
    Location:
    Wisconsin, Tomah
    You are right, the engine will be fine and work with those little marks. Only air fuel mix running through there anyway. The clamp would have been on the other side of that valve, so not sure what and the heck would cause the carbon being cleaned from that area? Maybe they had just treated the gas with some type of carbon treatment and it was working?
     
  3. saftie

    saftie Well-Known Member Premium Member

    Messages:
    1,018
    Likes Received:
    222
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Location:
    New York, NY
    Pulled all valves and have the same on other cylinders as well. Thankfully no other damage or metal flakes. Gonna give it a good cleaning and put it back together.

    Also, I finally received the shift fork from Japan and engine is now pretty much ready for reassembly, I think. Well, minus the shims.
     
  4. Timbox

    Timbox Active Member

    Messages:
    705
    Likes Received:
    207
    Trophy Points:
    43
    Location:
    Wisconsin, Tomah
    That is great news and can't wait for the post that she is alive!
     
  5. saftie

    saftie Well-Known Member Premium Member

    Messages:
    1,018
    Likes Received:
    222
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Location:
    New York, NY
    Starting to look like an engine again
    [​IMG]

    Should be fairly complete by end of weekend with only shims and crankshafts left to do. New shims should arrive next week.
     
    Franz, Timbox and Nuch like this.
  6. saftie

    saftie Well-Known Member Premium Member

    Messages:
    1,018
    Likes Received:
    222
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Location:
    New York, NY
    Sooo.....
    Cylinder head is on and am now working on putting the valves back in.
    I removed the old valve stem seals.
    Any trick to get the new ones installed? Seems a tight fit and I can't really tell when they are seated. Thinking about using a socket that fits over the rubber parts to help push them in. Good idea?
     
    Last edited: Apr 13, 2019
  7. saftie

    saftie Well-Known Member Premium Member

    Messages:
    1,018
    Likes Received:
    222
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Location:
    New York, NY
    Actually not a good idea, just ruined one
     
  8. saftie

    saftie Well-Known Member Premium Member

    Messages:
    1,018
    Likes Received:
    222
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Location:
    New York, NY
    Ordered oem, my engine gasket kit probably has aftermarket ones. Not messing with it any longer. I am waiting for the shims anyway and two o-rings were not included in gasket set, had to order as well...
     
  9. saftie

    saftie Well-Known Member Premium Member

    Messages:
    1,018
    Likes Received:
    222
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Location:
    New York, NY
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    Stuck now with top end but will continue to work on the other things, like installing my new clutch plates and springs etc tomorrow.

    Shame it's a full fairing bike, the engine came out nicely after a cleanup
     
  10. dkavanagh

    dkavanagh Well-Known Member Premium Member

    Messages:
    866
    Likes Received:
    375
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Location:
    Rochester, NY
    I was just thinking how excellent it looks. Is that soda blasted?
     
  11. saftie

    saftie Well-Known Member Premium Member

    Messages:
    1,018
    Likes Received:
    222
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Location:
    New York, NY
    No, just soapy water.
    I guess it helped that engine has less than 8k on it and was protected by fairings
     
  12. Franz

    Franz Active Member

    Messages:
    612
    Likes Received:
    137
    Trophy Points:
    43
    Location:
    Scotland UK.
    Yes the engine is looking great.
     
  13. saftie

    saftie Well-Known Member Premium Member

    Messages:
    1,018
    Likes Received:
    222
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Location:
    New York, NY
    New clutch plates and springs installed.
    Starting to look like an engine again. Starter motor and alternator are back as well, so is part of the cooling system.
     
  14. Timbox

    Timbox Active Member

    Messages:
    705
    Likes Received:
    207
    Trophy Points:
    43
    Location:
    Wisconsin, Tomah
    All this work you are putting in, as long as she feels and drives good for you, I wonder if you will flip this one?
     
  15. saftie

    saftie Well-Known Member Premium Member

    Messages:
    1,018
    Likes Received:
    222
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Location:
    New York, NY
    Ha, good question. Right now I'm thinking about keeping her. This being said, I probably put her on craigslist for a high amount, as I usually do, to see if there is interest.
    But first, I need to finish her. Yesterday I realized that the shim size calculation in the manual was wrong and I ended up ordering the wrong shim sizes. Big thanks to Dave and Tony for the support there. I was highly confused. Sucks that I have to return and reorder. Lost me 1.5 weeks.
     
  16. saftie

    saftie Well-Known Member Premium Member

    Messages:
    1,018
    Likes Received:
    222
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Location:
    New York, NY
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  17. Nuch

    Nuch Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    595
    Likes Received:
    392
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Location:
    Suffolk County, NY
    Saftie is going to give me a good deal on it... besides, he needs the space back!
     
    Franz likes this.
  18. saftie

    saftie Well-Known Member Premium Member

    Messages:
    1,018
    Likes Received:
    222
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Location:
    New York, NY
    :)
    Please see my garage make-over thread. I have room. Lol

    Put the brake calipers back together this morning. New seals and brake pads all around.

    My valve stem seals arrive today. This means I can finally put all valves back in and put the header back on. Shims are ordered but will not get here until mid/end of next week.

    I will paint my exhaust headers this weekend. They have the typical surface rust. You can't see them under the fairings but I will know that they look as good and clean as the rest of the bike .
     
  19. saftie

    saftie Well-Known Member Premium Member

    Messages:
    1,018
    Likes Received:
    222
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Location:
    New York, NY
    Got valve stem seals and they popped right in/on. Curious to see if they stay in place though once valve stems are going up and down.
    Tomorrow morning the valves will go back in.

    [​IMG]
     
  20. saftie

    saftie Well-Known Member Premium Member

    Messages:
    1,018
    Likes Received:
    222
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Location:
    New York, NY
    Valves are in. Took a while...
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     

Share This Page