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Old 12-31-2017, 07:51 PM   #121
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Should I put a small amount of oil in the cylinder and crank it over with no plug to mitigate washed cylinder walls?
Yes and change the oil.... No lube at the crank/rod bearing is your biggest issue
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Old 12-31-2017, 09:30 PM   #122
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Success!

And no hammer required!
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Old 12-31-2017, 09:35 PM   #123
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Yes and change the oil.... No lube at the crank/rod bearing is your biggest issue
It was a fresh change with zero run time. I changed when I first discovered the cylinder head was flooded and had been for several days.

So after Doug left yesterday, I ran it for about 10 minutes to get a little heat in it and changed oil and the filter.

1/2 hour later, I saw it was dribbling fuel out the air box.
I hadn't even installed either drain plugs nor the oil line/screen.
There was no indication of gas in the oil drain pan.
First thing I checked.

Still change it? Better safe than sorry, I guess.
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Old 01-01-2018, 08:50 AM   #124
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It was a fresh change with zero run time. I changed when I first discovered the cylinder head was flooded and had been for several days.

So after Doug left yesterday, I ran it for about 10 minutes to get a little heat in it and changed oil and the filter.

1/2 hour later, I saw it was dribbling fuel out the air box.
I hadn't even installed either drain plugs nor the oil line/screen.
There was no indication of gas in the oil drain pan.
First thing I checked.

Still change it? Better safe than sorry, I guess.
Smell the oil, if you smell gas, change it.
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Old 01-01-2018, 12:30 PM   #125
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And no hammer required!
Not yet, anyway.......
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Old 01-01-2018, 03:25 PM   #126
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Good thing you quit listening to me, Mitch. I searched around and can't find the little spare rubber bumpers I had for the tank, so I guess I will order some. I am glad you drained the oil. The thing ran so good, but you do need to turn off the gas when you shut it down. I should have let you change the needle and float, or at least the o-ring. Sorry about that, sir. Lesson learned, listen to Erik not to Doug.
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Old 01-01-2018, 04:17 PM   #127
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I don't blame anyone except myself.
Lesson learned indeed.

It's been decades since I've messed with a carb.
So I'm starting over. It's fun getting elbow deep in a project.
Even more so doing it with friends.

I'm forever in your debt.

I ordered new pucks .... $2 each.
Didn't realize you wanted a set for PPs SS inventory or I would've added them to the order.

I figure the Counter shaft seal will need attention soon.
I'll add pucks to that order.
I also have a couple oil filters for you.

Reflection ....

The most expensive part in this journey has been all the oil I've flushed.


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Old 01-01-2018, 04:20 PM   #128
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Thank you but
I’m not sure that is sound advice...LOL
I jump out of perfectly good airplanes for fun.
I spent a career running towards gunfire instead of away from it and I find it interesting and fun to approach a 120 mile an hour down hill off camber, decreasing radius corner at 119

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Good thing you quit listening to me, Mitch. I searched around and can't find the little spare rubber bumpers I had for the tank, so I guess I will order some. I am glad you drained the oil. The thing ran so good, but you do need to turn off the gas when you shut it down. I should have let you change the needle and float, or at least the o-ring. Sorry about that, sir. Lesson learned, listen to Erik not to Doug.
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Old 01-01-2018, 05:28 PM   #129
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I get that, sir. Thanks for your service as well.

Hey Mitch, I may have that seal, I will look, let you know tomorrow.
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Well of course you do ...
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Old 01-02-2018, 05:32 PM   #131
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When it rains ...

I hear a slight hiss coming from the area where my air compressor sits.

I locate the leak to a busted drain line pipe. Probably had water in it and it froze.
The small fitting twisted off in the giant plug at the bottom of the tank.

I don;t have a wrench large enough to fit the plug ... no slip joint pliers, no crescent no pipe wrench.

Canvasing the neighborhood looking for a wrench of some sort.
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Old 01-02-2018, 06:03 PM   #132
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How on earth do you round off your nuts and bolts without those tools? Those are essential tools for every garage and toolkit!
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Old 01-02-2018, 06:28 PM   #133
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I manage to do so nicely
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Old 01-02-2018, 06:56 PM   #134
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Don't you have a welder? Or, some JB-Weld. It's only got to last 20-30 years.
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Purchased in late 1998 ...

Happy to report that Norton John had a pipe wrench and the compressor is now fixed.

And no fuel has leaked and bike bursts to life in sub-freezing weather.
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Steel.

Also, the dipstick is gone.
You jinxed me. I'd never heard of this happening until I read your post, then I go to check the oil on my oil burner prior to Big bend and no dip stick. Sure did enjoy mine while there, and I was very happy that I reworked the suspension last spring. It's like riding a different bike.
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Purchased in late 1998 ...

Happy to report that Norton John had a pipe wrench and the compressor is now fixed.

And no fuel has leaked and bike bursts to life in sub-freezing weather.
Good deal, you need to ride to Glen Rose this weekend and we can play....I probably had a wrench that fit as well, sir.
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Good deal, you need to ride to Glen Rose this weekend and we can play....I probably had a wrench that fit as well, sir.
Received a shipment from Rocky Mountain today with new gas tank mounts.
Might take you up on the ride. Need to see if goes, stops and turns.
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I might have to swap out with you and see how anemic a stocker can be. But really, I have only ridden a stock S which was at Granbury Motorsports. I loved it, but I was between SM's at that time.
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It's back together and very few extra parts!

what are you doing tomorrow afternoon?
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