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Old 05-28-2013, 03:02 PM   #12646
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Hey Supahflid, I to am gonna be out of town this weekend. I am riding down to Orlando and then to Anna Maria Island south of Tampa for some fun in the sun. Keep me in the loop so I can make the next get together.

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Old 05-28-2013, 06:07 PM   #12647
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I live in the Jackson, MS area and ride just about every Saturday. I am usually riding solo because I don't know any inmates in this area. I ride a 2001 BMW R1150GS mostly on the slab. Ok, this bike is pretty frackin heavy, so I keep it to the slab as much as possible. If anyone is interested in meeting up in the future to go riding, hit me up with a PM and we can hit the pavement.

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Well the big German Girls are fun--IMHO--- ride mine all the time and it has been known to take a nap--but that is all in fun--your more than welcome to come and join us for some combination riding --got some really good Tour Guides on here---Some that don't have time to ride anymore (sorry, Trophy) three of us are heading out this weekend for a short camp trip but most likely we will be back and be at the regular watering hole at PBTP on Sat am 6-8-13.

Supa can show you how to pop wheelies and replace parts real good--he has a problem replacing stickers from the old parts though This will keep you entertained until you can watch some of the rest of us fall and take a nap in various beautiful locations around the state
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Old 05-28-2013, 06:26 PM   #12648
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Supa can show you how to pop wheelies and replace parts real good--he has a problem replacing stickers from the old parts though This will keep you entertained until you can watch some of the rest of us fall and take a nap in various beautiful locations around the state
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No problem, my sleep deprived friend!
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Old 05-28-2013, 07:12 PM   #12649
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It's fixed!

I got the motor put back in the Honda this afternoon! Runs and rides great. A big thanks to Switchblade315 for taking time out of his Memorial Day to break the engine down, get all the bits of exploded spark plug out of it, and reassemble it.
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Old 05-28-2013, 07:21 PM   #12650
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I got the motor put back in the Honda this afternoon! Runs and rides great. A big thanks to Switchblade315 for taking time out of his Memorial Day to break the engine down, get all the bits of exploded spark plug out of it, and reassemble it.

Did you put anti-seize on the plug when you put it back together???
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Old 05-28-2013, 07:38 PM   #12651
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Did you put anti-seize on the plug when you put it back together???
No, I'm gonna order a new head in the next couple of weeks because the last 25% of the threads in the head are just gone. It probably won't cause any major issues in the near future but I don't want it to cause a problem down the line.
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Old 05-28-2013, 07:50 PM   #12652
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I got the motor put back in the Honda this afternoon! Runs and rides great. A big thanks to Switchblade315 for taking time out of his Memorial Day to break the engine down, get all the bits of exploded spark plug out of it, and reassemble it.
WOW! Now that's a friend! He sure seems to know his way around an internal combustion engine.
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Old 05-28-2013, 07:53 PM   #12653
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Did you put anti-seize on the plug when you put it back together???

I don't know if that would have even helped with the problem he had. i truly have never see what happened to that plug happen before, it honestly looked like it welded into the head, there was actually a spot almost 1/4 inch that the threads where gone. and what we pulled out no longer looked like a part of the plug around where threads should have been. it is the strangest thing I have ever seen when i tore down a motor, the second strangest was a valve stuck through the top of a piston.

the good thing is the plug screwed in far enough to go below the bad spot by a 1/8th inch
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Old 05-28-2013, 08:11 PM   #12654
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I don't know if that would have even helped with the problem he had. i truly have never see what happened to that plug happen before, it honestly looked like it welded into the head, there was actually a spot almost 1/4 inch that the threads where gone. and what we pulled out no longer looked like a part of the plug around where threads should have been. it is the strangest thing I have ever seen when i tore down a motor, the second strangest was a valve stuck through the top of a piston.

the good thing is the plug screwed in far enough to go below the bad spot by a 1/8th inch

How many years and miles had the plug been in there?
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Old 05-28-2013, 09:30 PM   #12655
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Old 05-28-2013, 09:31 PM   #12656
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I don't know if that would have even helped with the problem he had. i truly have never see what happened to that plug happen before, it honestly looked like it welded into the head, there was actually a spot almost 1/4 inch that the threads where gone. and what we pulled out no longer looked like a part of the plug around where threads should have been. it is the strangest thing I have ever seen when i tore down a motor, the second strangest was a valve stuck through the top of a piston.

the good thing is the plug screwed in far enough to go below the bad spot by a 1/8th inch
Was there enough meat left to install a thread insert. I've done several and never had a problem. Very easy, permanent repair. Always use anti seize on aluminum heads.
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How many years and miles had the plug been in there?
Good question. It appears to have been run lean. XRs had an issue with the rubber manifolds cracking causing lean conditions. Was the manifold in good condition?
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Old 05-29-2013, 04:32 AM   #12657
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Hey KLRcaptian (and any other keyboard commandos out there), you paying attention to these last few posts? This place isn't just about being an internet tough-guy. Sometimes it's about being a real-life good guy and helping a guy out.

I will continue to stick by my rule of not typing anything I wouldn't say to somebody's face.

And Roy, I would be jealous, but I was there a week ago, so no complaints here. Have fun!


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MSrider, thanks for your service in the TB and CG threads
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Old 05-29-2013, 04:52 AM   #12658
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Was there enough meat left to install a thread insert. I've done several and never had a problem. Very easy, permanent repair. Always use anti seize on aluminum heads.

Good question. It appears to have been run lean. XRs had an issue with the rubber manifolds cracking causing lean conditions. Was the manifold in good condition?

I wondered about running hot. My brother did a jet kit in his to richen it up a little - was way lean from the factory.
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Old 05-29-2013, 05:36 AM   #12659
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we thought about the lean condition but by the looks of the carbon in the motor and the top of the piston I'm going to say no his bike is not running lean, Now, as for the pictures of the plug and what i pulled out it is possible it went lean at some point in Alaska, there was three of us there when we pulled it down one being a local friend of mine that raced with me back in the day. both of us have seen 2-strokes melt down in moments if something makes them go lean fast. we all talked about possible causes over the last say few months. the only thing we could all really agree on is maybe the gas mixture in Alaska has some additives in it that we don't down here and that mixed with the elevation changes he was riding in caused a few extreme lean conditions and that intern caused the plug meltdown. that was our best guess on looking at the inside of the motor and going on the info he could give on where the bike had been, and also note that he said it had started to run funny on his ride over the weekend before he pulled the plug, so the plug was failing to function right at that point.
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Old 05-29-2013, 06:00 AM   #12660
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How many years and miles had the plug been in there?
Plug had been in for one year. I change it every Summer, it probably had 5,000 or 6,000 miles on that plug with most of those being in Alaska.


Bike has 12,000 total miles on it.
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