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by juntjoo
Mon May 14, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Mech quit on me.
Replies: 7
Views: 406

Re: Mech quit on me.

So I dropped my head off with my general mechanic/ machine shop guy and right away after explaining how or was fine til I did my valve clearance adjustments he's sure I over tightened the #1 one causing the no compression there but i don't know I'm convinced as I triple checked my adjustments that l...
by juntjoo
Mon May 14, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Help removing cylinder head pls
Replies: 2
Views: 212

Re: Help removing cylinder head pls

Thanks. I got it. Always something dumb like the bolt I missed
by juntjoo
Fri May 11, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Mech quit on me.
Replies: 7
Views: 406

Re: Mech quit on me.

What do you think for an engine with 7k miles? And for a valve to cause zero compression would it be more obvious? I felt a slight slight raise, maybe I imagined it, on exhaust #1.
by juntjoo
Fri May 11, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Mech quit on me.
Replies: 7
Views: 406

Re: Mech quit on me.

Yeah, even when you get them running right, they just need CONSTANT maintenance. Why didn't you guys tell me this before!? You just saw me walk in all doe eyed blissful about my new used first bike ever and didn't want to ruin it for me. Plus it's much more fun to watch me figure it out in my own l...
by juntjoo
Fri May 11, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Help removing cylinder head pls
Replies: 2
Views: 212

Help removing cylinder head pls

https://youtu.be/Is_9Svvcg_Q So I think I just need a trick or something I don't know about. I got the bolts out and the whole cylinder block wants out. The head is entirely separated except for the locating dowels it looks like. Is there something to pry up in there safely? And I don't want to do o...
by juntjoo
Thu May 10, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Mech quit on me.
Replies: 7
Views: 406

Re: Mech quit on me.

Folsoml wrote:My feeling has always been that you should never buy a 30+ year old vehicle if you do not intend to work on it yourself. If you pay someone else to do it, you will quickly spend more than you paid for the bike to start with.


Jesus!
by juntjoo
Thu May 10, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Mech quit on me.
Replies: 7
Views: 406

Mech quit on me.

They mostly do Harleys so he's not confident, gave me other excuses but that's basically it. A bit ago I somehow ended up with zero compression in #1 after adjusting my valve clearances so I must have bent a valve or something. All I know is that it was running great on all four except for a little ...
by juntjoo
Tue May 08, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: So would you use this to transport your 650?
Replies: 5
Views: 298

Re: So would you use this to transport your 650?

That's pretty cool! I wonder if the winch is removable, and that's why the mount looks like it does. I actually have a winch that came from a camper that I rebuilt (and did not need the winch). The bed of my trailer is pretty high and my motorcycle is very heavy (Harley Electra Glide). I should rig...
by juntjoo
Mon May 07, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: So would you use this to transport your 650?
Replies: 5
Views: 298

Re: So would you use this to transport your 650?

https://youtu.be/znM7ZPONGow

Not the best mounting method but looks like it works!
by juntjoo
Mon May 07, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: So would you use this to transport your 650?
Replies: 5
Views: 298

Re: So would you use this to transport your 650?

I'm always somewhat hesitant to use anything from Harbor Freight that will potentially take something important with it when it breaks. :( I had a Harbor Freight wheel chock on my trailer. It gave way one day as I was coming to a stop and let my CB900C roll forward and fall over. Fortunately, it on...
by juntjoo
Sun May 06, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: So would you use this to transport your 650?
Replies: 5
Views: 298

So would you use this to transport your 650?

https://m.harborfreight.com/automotive-motorcycle/trailer-hitch/400-lb-receiver-mount-motorcycle-carrier-62837.html It's got a 400 lb cap and I think the bike is like 460lb right? Anyway I've read a lot of people exceeding weight capacities as if there's usually a bit of room beyond the max weight. ...
by juntjoo
Tue Apr 10, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Just went in to adjust valves for some 'clack'n and now #1 pipe cool and idles horribly
Replies: 14
Views: 867

Re: Just went in to adjust valves for some 'clack'n and now #1 pipe cool and idles horribly

I haven't done anything so far. No time atm but I'm wondering how this could have happened. Remember that before I went in to redo the clearances it was running great then upon opening it up I find the clearances were too much at least on #1 and another or two cylinders. Adjusted then torqued to spe...
by juntjoo
Mon Apr 02, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Just went in to adjust valves for some 'clack'n and now #1 pipe cool and idles horribly
Replies: 14
Views: 867

Re: Just went in to adjust valves for some 'clack'n and now #1 pipe cool and idles horribly

At least we've identified the problem. Unless you actually have a hole in your piston, zero compression can only be caused by a valve that is stuck open. I'm feeling like the head is going to have to come off. I also compared #1&4 valve distances from where the rockers connect to the top of the...
by juntjoo
Mon Apr 02, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Technical Discussion
Topic: Just went in to adjust valves for some 'clack'n and now #1 pipe cool and idles horribly
Replies: 14
Views: 867

Re: Just went in to adjust valves for some 'clack'n and now #1 pipe cool and idles horribly

So what am I looking for? Clearances for #1 are perfect. How do I suddenly have zero compression? What's the manual check I can do rotating the shaft? From my view things look like they're moving up and down as they're supposed to. What broke where when and how?

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