finally got the 48 back on the road!
poor thing had been sitting too long, but its all ok & fresh now, ready for a shitload more miles.
But of course, nothing ever goes as planned....
Got it all together, filled with gas & oil & a new battery, then rolled it outside. 3 kicks, and it roared to life!
with a big TAK TAK TAK coming from the rear head!
SO..... pulled the head off, & the piston was hitting the edge of the combustion chamber
took a die grinder, made the hole a little bigger, stuck it back on, & now it runs great, with no funny noises!
I was figuring I had 4-5 hours to go to get it done, but it took 4 days. Oh well, at least its finished!