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Old 08-25-2011, 07:33 PM   #39271
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I saw that too. I like it... Looks nice and compact.

http://www.adventureengineering.com/ae/ezpull_index.cfm
That's it! It's one of those things you look and think, do I really need that? But when you do you'd give anything to have with you.
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Old 08-25-2011, 07:42 PM   #39272
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I know a lot of you are going to the over nighter but I'm planning to get out of town if anyone is interested in riding around the Allegheny National Forest. I'll be riding up and back but a friend may be driving up with his 410.

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Old 08-26-2011, 02:54 AM   #39273
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Good to hear Goonie. I plan on riding down Saturday evening.
That might seal the deal
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Old 08-26-2011, 03:31 AM   #39274
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IT is 6:30 am and I am about to leave on the FJR for practice day at the Indy Moto GP. Weather forecast is excellant for the entire weekend. Carl
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Old 08-26-2011, 08:53 AM   #39275
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Old 08-26-2011, 09:08 AM   #39276
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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
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Old 08-26-2011, 11:59 AM   #39277
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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:
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-Y...826111051a.jpg
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:
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-W...826111053d.jpg
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-b...826111051b.jpg
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-5...826111052a.jpg
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-s...826111052b.jpg
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-k...826111053a.jpg
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-c...826111053b.jpg
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-Z...826111053c.jpg
looks like there'll be no dirt/trail riding anytime soon for me
Sorry to hear/see that.
Any idea what caused it? Maybe oil starvation?
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Old 08-26-2011, 12:21 PM   #39278
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Wink Well, may as well introduce myself.....

May as well introduce myself....finally bought an "adventure bike" to add to the stable of BSA's.....And my name is Rich

I live in east central Ohio, at the gateway of some awesome riding...been riding the back roads of this part of Ohio for years....started riding when I was about 14....that was a LONG time ago...think we still had a B & W TV at the time My first street bike was a Puch 175 MX with an enduro kit.....from there, moved up to a 1971 BSA Lightning.....and have owned at least one BSA ever since....Now, I am afraid the BSA's reproduce or something....there are at least 7 in the garage...maybe more My wife is convinced they reproduce......at least she doesn't think I am buying more

But after spending way too much time rebuilding them.....and money, they start looking rough after doing the daily commute...so I finally convinced myself to buy something "modern". So, a 2000 Suzuki DR650 has taken up residence...and become the daily commuter. Now to explore some of the marginal roads around here.... But I will still ride the original "adventure bike" some. BSA Victors are amazingly competent back road bikes!
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Old 08-26-2011, 12:56 PM   #39279
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May as well introduce myself....finally bought an "adventure bike" to add to the stable of BSA's.....And my name is Rich

I live in east central Ohio, at the gateway of some awesome riding...been riding the back roads of this part of Ohio for years....started riding when I was about 14....that was a LONG time ago...think we still had a B & W TV at the time My first street bike was a Puch 175 MX with an enduro kit.....from there, moved up to a 1971 BSA Lightning.....and have owned at least one BSA ever since....Now, I am afraid the BSA's reproduce or something....there are at least 7 in the garage...maybe more My wife is convinced they reproduce......at least she doesn't think I am buying more

But after spending way too much time rebuilding them.....and money, they start looking rough after doing the daily commute...so I finally convinced myself to buy something "modern". So, a 2000 Suzuki DR650 has taken up residence...and become the daily commuter. Now to explore some of the marginal roads around here.... But I will still ride the original "adventure bike" some. BSA Victors are amazingly competent back road bikes!
where's east central OH?
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Old 08-26-2011, 01:36 PM   #39280
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Sorry to hear/see that.
Any idea what caused it? Maybe oil starvation?
Looks like a combo deal, not enough oil & gas. The mechanicals are an oil deficiency but the holed piston is usually caused by a lean condition. 1st thumper I've seen hole a piston, I usually see 2 strokes doing that.
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Old 08-26-2011, 01:54 PM   #39281
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Looks like a combo deal, not enough oil & gas. The mechanicals are an oil deficiency but the holed piston is usually caused by a lean condition. 1st thumper I've seen hole a piston, I usually see 2 strokes doing that.
I haven't had 4-strokes bikes long enough to know for sure, but I don't think that was a lean burn through. It doesn't look melted, it looks like something hit it.
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Old 08-26-2011, 02:07 PM   #39282
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May as well introduce myself....finally bought an "adventure bike" to add to the stable of BSA's.....And my name is Rich

I live in east central Ohio, at the gateway of some awesome riding...been riding the back roads of this part of Ohio for years....started riding when I was about 14....that was a LONG time ago...think we still had a B & W TV at the time My first street bike was a Puch 175 MX with an enduro kit.....from there, moved up to a 1971 BSA Lightning.....and have owned at least one BSA ever since....Now, I am afraid the BSA's reproduce or something....there are at least 7 in the garage...maybe more My wife is convinced they reproduce......at least she doesn't think I am buying more

But after spending way too much time rebuilding them.....and money, they start looking rough after doing the daily commute...so I finally convinced myself to buy something "modern". So, a 2000 Suzuki DR650 has taken up residence...and become the daily commuter. Now to explore some of the marginal roads around here.... But I will still ride the original "adventure bike" some. BSA Victors are amazingly competent back road bikes!

I see a guy on a newer DR jumping on I-70 WB at the Norwich exit (164) some mornings anywhere from 5:30-6:30. That you?
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Old 08-26-2011, 02:07 PM   #39283
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Sorry to hear/see that.
Any idea what caused it? Maybe oil starvation?
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Looks like a combo deal, not enough oil & gas. The mechanicals are an oil deficiency but the holed piston is usually caused by a lean condition. 1st thumper I've seen hole a piston, I usually see 2 strokes doing that.
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I haven't had 4-strokes bikes long enough to know for sure, but I don't think that was a lean burn through. It doesn't look melted, it looks like something hit it.

Steve's right...its not a burnt/melted piston...something punched through it. Not sure what or how yet. Havent torn it down any further to see if I can find what did it. The cam and rocker damage is most certainly an oil starvation issue though. Gonna have to tear the bottom end down pretty much completely and go through everything...1. to clean out any loose bits of metal and maybe find the cause of the holed piston and 2. to go through all the oil passages to see if theres any blockages.

edit: the more I think about it, the more I'm wondering if it got hot enough due to oil starvation for the piston to become super brittle and then the explosion of the air/fuel mixture getting spark blew through it. I had the bike shut down on me once before due to it getting hot due to improper oil level. perhaps theres only so many times you can get away with that before the piston gives up the ghost.
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Old 08-26-2011, 02:28 PM   #39284
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May as well introduce myself....finally bought an "adventure bike" to add to the stable of BSA's.....And my name is Rich

I live in east central Ohio, at the gateway of some awesome riding...been riding the back roads of this part of Ohio for years....started riding when I was about 14....that was a LONG time ago...think we still had a B & W TV at the time My first street bike was a Puch 175 MX with an enduro kit.....from there, moved up to a 1971 BSA Lightning.....and have owned at least one BSA ever since....Now, I am afraid the BSA's reproduce or something....there are at least 7 in the garage...maybe more My wife is convinced they reproduce......at least she doesn't think I am buying more

But after spending way too much time rebuilding them.....and money, they start looking rough after doing the daily commute...so I finally convinced myself to buy something "modern". So, a 2000 Suzuki DR650 has taken up residence...and become the daily commuter. Now to explore some of the marginal roads around here.... But I will still ride the original "adventure bike" some. BSA Victors are amazingly competent back road bikes!
Welcome! Sounds like you're in my neck of the woods.
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Old 08-26-2011, 04:09 PM   #39285
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Welcome! Sounds like you're in my neck of the woods.

craig, you're central, but not very east...I'm thinking Rich is in the Stuebenville/East Liverpool area

but I've been wrong before...
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