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Old 08-26-2011, 09:08 AM   #39280
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Joined: Jul 2010
Location: Hocking Hills
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As some of you know, I managed to roach the cam and rocker arms on my XR a while back. Well, last week on ebay I came across a good used head, rocker cover with rockers, and cam (basically the whole top end) for $180. So I pulled the trigger and bought it. It came yesterday and this morning I set about putting the engine back together. Of course, first the old head had to come off. Thats when I discovered this:

I texted this picture to Steve (BigOhio) who is apparently a master of understatement. He replied "I'm no mechanic, but I think you might have compression problems with that." Anyway, looks like a complete rebuild is in my future.

meanwhile, here's some crappy pics of the rest of the damage:

looks like there'll be no dirt/trail riding anytime soon for me
I say, there's no such thing as a bad day's riding. -metaljockey

whats the value of good gear?:
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