Originally Posted by One Less Harley
I might have missed this but why did you need new jugs and pistons?? Since you didn't punch it out. Mine had 100,000 miles and the cylinders and pistons were good, just needed rings. New circlips too
Compression was low, but cylinders still had the cross hatching.
This is an excellent question. Bike now has about 105K or thereabouts. The bottom end was reset 15K ago, the same time that the heads were reconditioned. Due to the way the universe works, I ended up putting one original piston and cylinder back in, and one of a completely unknown lineage, other than it had no more hundred thousandths to spare.
So when would be an appropriate time to finish that project and move up to 9.5 pistons? At the time of the rebuild, it was just a matter of getting it rolling. It basically just took this long for me to get around to it. No more sense riding around on lungs in the twilight of their years. It is a "racing commuter" after all
Now that the valves were re-squared away, I now have a bike hopefully ready for the next 100K miles.