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Old 03-06-2013, 11:53 PM   #121
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Of course she'll start, we have faith in you guys!

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Old 03-07-2013, 06:52 AM   #122
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Pre Start



Backed it out of the garage on this Feb day in Vermont. Brrr. The kerosene heater/monitor kept the temp cozy- around 60- without suffocating us with CO2. (But I did pre-heat with the jet blaster at the beginning to get the cold out of the mass.) Anyway, I digress.

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Old 03-07-2013, 06:58 AM   #123
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The Key Turn

Without further Ado,



Listen for the chain to stop slapping; Watch for the engine oil light to go out in about 15 seconds (15 seconds that seems like 15 min). No leaks, a lot of smoking from the junk on the pipes. Other than that, it was per the book.
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Old 03-07-2013, 08:24 AM   #124
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Old 03-07-2013, 08:33 AM   #125
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Watching that video reminded me of that first push of the starter button after a rebuild like that. It's always a scary moment for me.

Good job guys!
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Old 03-07-2013, 10:31 AM   #126
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Watching that video reminded me of that first push of the starter button after a rebuild like that. It's always a scary moment for me.

Good job guys!
Glad we could stress you out a little.
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Old 03-07-2013, 03:51 PM   #127
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One additional thing we did before initial startup was to purge the lube circuit and establish oil pressure. We removed the oil filter, and oil pressure regulator valve and cranked the engine over until oil flowed from the regulator port. Then installed the pressure valve and filter, and cranked it again until the oil press idiot light went out to confirm good oil press.
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Old 03-08-2013, 12:41 PM   #128
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Engine frame socket

Almost forgot to add my engine frame bolt socket (custom Johnny of course). Here it is halfway made:



Then on the nut.



I've seen better, but this was fast!
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Old 03-08-2013, 01:51 PM   #129
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yay! sounds good!
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Old 03-09-2013, 02:56 PM   #130
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One additional thing we did before initial startup was to purge the lube circuit and establish oil pressure. We removed the oil filter, and oil pressure regulator valve and cranked the engine over until oil flowed from the regulator port. Then installed the pressure valve and filter, and cranked it again until the oil press idiot light went out to confirm good oil press.
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Old 03-11-2013, 09:56 AM   #131
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Almost forgot to add my engine frame bolt socket (custom Johnny of course).




I've seen better, but this was fast!
Great job guys mine looks just like it. pulled the engine out of my 07 XChallenge for the oil in the air box issue. Broken piston at the ring lands. I pm'd Eric for some info on alternative parts. Cheers, Frank
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Old 03-11-2013, 02:03 PM   #132
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awesome work boyz, love that starter video
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Old 03-12-2013, 09:25 AM   #133
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Old 03-12-2013, 01:56 PM   #134
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Thanks all. I forgot a shot of the decompression lever in action sort of.

Here is how it works- as the engine spins slow for starting, the nub hits the one exhaust valve cap and opens the valve a bit to reduce compression, thus allowing the engine to turn a bit faster. Its spring loaded. Not too much open though or it won't start. As the engine rpm's increase (after starting, the centrifugal force swings it out of the way. Its been an issue on some bikes during cold starting and I'm looking into it on one of my bikes.



This is not a real world view of course- the cam bracket is loose and you can see the cam going up and down, not the valve cap/valve

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Old 03-15-2013, 11:41 PM   #135
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Truley Awesome to see her running again!

Excellent job, fun to follow the progress...waiting for the snow to clear, then heading your way on the twin!

Cheers ADV Garage, fine job and excellent coverage...even MAX in NH has been keeping an eye on the build!
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