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Old 09-01-2010, 01:49 AM   #31
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All that looks familiar. Now let the fun stuff begin!
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Old 09-01-2010, 03:44 AM   #32
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That doesn't look too bad at all. Clean up those connections, add some dielectric greese, and inspect wires and you should be good to go.
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Old 09-01-2010, 05:27 AM   #33
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.... and just, what the shit did I get myself into


Good on you young sir.

Now promise you'll put some mufflers on that thing.

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Old 09-01-2010, 05:57 AM   #34
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starter relay: it's going out and will be replaced
Weird lookin'.
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Old 09-01-2010, 07:48 AM   #35
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Personally, I like to see a peashooter with a little up-kick:



Do you know where one can find a replacement top cover that takes care of the airbox section as well? That is just righteous
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Old 09-01-2010, 08:19 AM   #36
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Do you know where one can find a replacement top cover that takes care of the airbox section as well? That is just righteous
I see that kind of slanted airbox replacement cover pop up on ebay from time to time. I think it's some fella out of France who's selling them. Looked to be made from fiberglass or plastic in the auction pictures tho.
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Old 09-01-2010, 08:48 AM   #37
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down to almost nothing. My buddies stopped by for a little support





Almost nothing? I beg to differ, you've got a LONG way to go!



Nice shirt though.

Seriously though, have fun with it. I've always kinda wanted to tear into one of those.
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Old 09-01-2010, 08:59 AM   #38
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Now promise you'll put some mufflers on that thing.

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Weird lookin'.
Tell me about it. Some of the connections had what looked to me to be "aftermarket" shrink tube. Dunno if the PO did some work to the bike.

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Nice shirt though.

Seriously though, have fun with it. I've always kinda wanted to tear into one of those.
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Old 09-01-2010, 04:51 PM   #39
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alright alright alright...... today was engine day. Pulled everything to the pistons. Also in the process of removing the alternator and distributor, but I hit a little hiccup..

Pics:

Plugs are in still pretty decent shape. Last replaced 10 years ago when we first purchased the bike


Right valve train


Left valve train


right head. looks pretty normal to me


left head


left piston


right piston


left cylinder


right cylinder


cylinder pulled on the left


cylinder pulled on the right


ze parts shelf


And, in my process of taking of the stator housing. all but one allen bolt came out nice and easy. This SOB decided it was gonna rust itself to the housing, and strip..... Looks like ill be cutting the bolt in the middle and just twisting whats left out of the block and housing with a pair of vice grips. Now im just waiting for my buddy to bring over his dremel.



All in all, everything went pretty standard. It all came out one at a time, piece by piece. The cylinders had no upper carbon ridge, which I guess is a good thing?

However, at the base of the piston skirts, there were a couple small nicks caused by I dunno what. everything was moving extremely smooth. Maybe just a sign of the miles?

How would I go about correcting this. I'll try and get pics up asap
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Old 09-03-2010, 06:04 PM   #40
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you're crazier than i thought.

go man go!
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Old 09-03-2010, 06:09 PM   #41
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looks like it is nice good clean shape. pretty great condition.
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Old 09-03-2010, 06:16 PM   #42
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you're crazier than i thought.

go man go!
ahaha this is only the beginning!!!

P.S. Im excited to see the EVO

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looks like it is nice good clean shape. pretty great condition.
you know, for a 36 year old bike, i couldn't agree more. Im just pleased to think that even the PO took good care of her all those years. Although I feel like because the general maintenance hasn't been kept up, its on a downhill slide.
Plus I wanted to spice things up. So in the end I'm hoping to have not only a unique bike that I can call my "creation", but also serve as a daily rider.
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Old 09-03-2010, 07:39 PM   #43
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Looks like the left head gasket was installed wrong (backwards).
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Old 09-03-2010, 08:34 PM   #44
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Looks like the left head gasket was installed wrong (backwards).
Thanks

Ill keep that in mind when it all goes back together.
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Old 09-16-2010, 01:08 PM   #45
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Alright so a little update for everyone:

Just finished ordering all the engine components I'm going to need for the engine "rebuild" such as: all new rubber and gaskets. Springs, retainers, keepers; along with some random nuts and bolts.

Looks like i've found a reputable machine shop that specializes in engine work specifically for motorcycles. They'll be getting a call from be by the end of the week for quotes and such....

For you bay area people The shop is Engine Dynamics in Petaluma http://www.enginedynamics.com/

If anyone's heard of this place speak up!

I was lucky enough to receive these sexayyy CRG hindsight ls mirrors, as a gift from my new airhead twin Oalvarez



Well, thats all for now folks! (Edit: Actually, there's more)

Looks like I ran into a little problemo.

Found this today in my oil pan after taking it off:


same piece, just flipped over:


Size comparison:


Man, Im a little perturbed finding this. Looks like it came off of the casting somewhere and not one of the moving parts. Even After getting under the bike I couldn't find where it might have broken off from. But, in this situation I'm 90% confident everything is ok. Up until I took the bike apart everything ran smoothly, no problems at all. I guess its safe to say it's been in there for a while, not disturbing anything vital
Eh, what can ya do.
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