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Old 11-06-2012, 07:36 PM   #61
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It'll take a 9 1/2 " stroke.



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Old 01-02-2013, 06:40 PM   #62
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Long over due update

Oil pan all clean and painted



Cylinder's all clean and painted









Holy oxidation batman !!!!!! Looks like I'll be needing a new valve cover some day







The difference in the new bearing design



Heating up the case to put in the new main bearing. No such luck I had the case up to 200 F and the bearing frozen and it sill didn't want to go in looks like I'll need to have it pressed in. That's the only thing holding me up from putting the engine back together.


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Old 01-03-2013, 06:31 AM   #63
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The bike is looking great! That paint is the best and most natural-looking paint I have seen used on airhead aluminum parts - what is it?

I almost went that route myself, but instead cleaned everything very well and applied silver Rub N' Buff (a wax-like substance with color pigments used in crafting). I really like the way your paint looks though, good job!

You're doing a fantastic job - I love the before and after photos. You're really saving this poor old girl and I'm sure the sense of satisfaction when you are done will make each ride memorable!
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Old 01-03-2013, 06:46 AM   #64
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That's patina.
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Old 01-03-2013, 08:52 AM   #65
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That paint is the best and most natural-looking paint I have seen used on airhead aluminum parts - what is it?
VTH engine enamel 550 degree. Cast Aluminum ( SP995 ), it's hard to find in stores you may have to ask for it specifically.
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Old 01-03-2013, 08:53 AM   #66
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Long over due update
Oil pan all clean and painted
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Cylinder's all clean and painted
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Holy oxidation batman !!!!!! Looks like I'll be needing a new valve cover some day
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The difference in the new bearing design
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Heating up the case to put in the new main bearing. No such luck I had the case up to 200 F and the bearing frozen and it sill didn't want to go in looks like I'll need to have it pressed in. That's the only thing holding me up from putting the engine back together.
Looks great, Captain. What type/brand of paint are you using on the engine?

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Old 01-17-2013, 07:43 PM   #67
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Checking stuff



This was a huge pain in the ass, both the thrust washer bearings didn't fit properly. The steel dowels that hold the thrust washers were flattened and the rear one by the rear main seal were basically gone. The thrust washer bearing in the case needed to be drilled out a little so it would fit on the steel dowel and the rear most thrust washer needed to be both drilled out and siliconed in place so I could get the flywheel on. Probably should have had taken the case to a machine shop and had the steel dowels drilled out and replaced.



Make sure those dots are lined up



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Old 01-17-2013, 08:19 PM   #68
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Did you change those gears, the timing gears? Did you change them both or just the crank gear? Is a new timing chain and the rest new being installed? New crank nose bearing?
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Old 01-18-2013, 08:24 AM   #69
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Awesome rebuild. Thanks for sharing. And yes, your comments about the SoCal DMVs are spot on.
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Old 01-18-2013, 08:26 AM   #70
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Yeah new crank sprocket, timing chain, and ball bearing nose crank bearing
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Old 01-18-2013, 10:01 AM   #71
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Very Good. Just checking.
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Old 01-18-2013, 06:45 PM   #72
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Looks like my new cylinder base gasket isn't as thick as the original one. So I'm guessing there might be a compression increase? Hopefully there wont be any conflict with the pistons hitting the valves



Also, I guess I didn't take enough pictures of disassembly does anyone have a picture of where these bolt to????



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Old 01-18-2013, 06:58 PM   #73
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The top one is the starter relay and the bottom is your regulator. They both bolt to the most forward brackets on the frame backbone; starter relay on the left, regulator on the right...
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Old 01-18-2013, 07:02 PM   #74
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The original base gasket is the thin one. There were thicker gasket/shims that could be used to lower compression. Was especially popular on bikes going down Mexico way or anywhere that they might have lower grade gasoline. You should be fine with the one OEM gasket.

Sometimes the concern with going to thinner gaskets was that the rings would then hit the ridge in the cylinder, if there was a wear ridge. But I remember you had these parts honed. No ridge, no problem.

The gasket is not a problem with the valves. High compression pistons is another story.
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Cool good to know thanks
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