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Old 04-25-2012, 10:09 PM   #16
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Old 04-26-2012, 04:12 AM   #17
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Cycleworks will repair the new ones, too. I was confused about the same thing a few years ago, and it turned out that people had only been sending the old ones (maybe because of the website?) so the website was never changed...

Anyhow, I've sent a few batches there. I have one there now. One of the lifters was so destroyed I just sent it as a joke, and got back a response like, "That looks great compared to some of the stuff we see."

It was part of the carnage from this day:

http://www.largiader.com/oneyear/day102.jpg
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Old 04-26-2012, 07:04 AM   #18
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it was part of the carnage from this day:
ouch!
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Old 04-26-2012, 09:00 AM   #19
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years back ( approx 5) on many forums I asked about refacing lifters, and many many told me that they do not hold up at all, so I bought used ones on fleabay, and used the best 4 of the lot. I dont own that bike now. Current bike, two years ago, same thing, adn same advice

so I find it interesting that people say now that they hold up. Wish I had not sh*t canned the old ones, they were better then I see in many pictures, I could send them in and get them done, since it seems they hold up

otherwise, moto-bins is best price on new, but only when combine shipping wiht other parts, otherwise, you dont save much
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Old 04-26-2012, 09:06 AM   #20
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I have some old lifters but I think the word is the ones with slanted windows as opposed to the straight up and down windows, the slanted windows are better. Is this correct? What's the difference?
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Old 04-26-2012, 09:21 AM   #21
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That cam certainly had some flakeage but I had never seen one get that bad before it was looked into. I have only seen I think three cams go bad on airheads and one of those was on my own bike. I think BMW's have damn good cams. I have worked on other brands a lot less and seen a lot more of them suffer cam wear than I have BMW's.

Coastranger, I didn't read Anton saying anything about how they hold up. I was going to ask him if he has revisited any of them yet and, if he had, how they are holding up?
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Old 04-27-2012, 07:40 AM   #22
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It's not something I have done often, and I've had no need to go into those bikes again. Figure a top-end reseal is once every ten or more years, so it's not like I have a chance to check.
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Old 04-27-2012, 10:26 PM   #23
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Cycleworks will repair the new ones, too. I was confused about the same thing a few years ago, and it turned out that people had only been sending the old ones (maybe because of the website?) so the website was never changed...

Anyhow, I've sent a few batches there. I have one there now. One of the lifters was so destroyed I just sent it as a joke, and got back a response like, "That looks great compared to some of the stuff we see."

It was part of the carnage from this day:

http://www.largiader.com/oneyear/day102.jpg
Yes, Dan said that he does resurface post-/2 lifters but the waiting period can take some time now (he doesn't have any to exchange at this time).

Re the carnage: wow. Did the engine seize?




p.s. One Year? Superb.
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