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Old 02-06-2013, 12:23 PM   #48
Frank from Quebec
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Maybe one more thing worth checking.
Not knowing the history of how and with what kind of oil the bike was previously used, I would remove the cylinder head and look for cabon buildup wich would raise the compression causing overheating and detonation.
A cloged pipe would have compounded the problem.
If the head gasket is copper you can heat it with a propane torch to anneal it and reuse.

Good luck
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