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Old 02-17-2009, 02:48 PM   #211
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Thanks for the tire help. I went with the Conti Trail Attacks after checking OC and Gspot. It seems like a fair number of the OC/GS riders migrated to//away from the Tourance/Distanzia/Anakees for road duty for all of the same reasons.
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Old 02-20-2009, 03:18 PM   #212
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The persuit for the ultimate twin has begun. My bike is down to its pieces. The evolution from a beast to a monstermachine is around the corner.
Pics will come later on, need to give the engine a little wash before it sticks on photopaper. 10000km with no wash makes it a little dirrrrrrty..
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Old 02-20-2009, 03:32 PM   #213
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Grease Snake:

You have my utmost respect. I have to think about changing a tire and the oil, you build the ultimate hooligan machine.
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Old 02-21-2009, 06:09 AM   #214
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Grease Snake:

You have my utmost respect. I have to think about changing a tire and the oil, you build the ultimate hooligan machine.
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Old 02-22-2009, 10:05 AM   #215
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To the works then..

First of, a pic of a thing I saw this weekend at a bike show.

Some HarryParkinson Screamin yada yada inlet. For a gigantic twin.
The have something to think about, imo..


Now for more serious stuff.

After 2hrs of easy work, the bike looks a bit sad


The head came off, looks like my fueling is right about right.
No overheating and just a litte soot.





Some play-doh I stole from a kid, just get it on the piston and re-mount the head and cams.




Give it a few turns again and off with cams and head. The result.
4mm of clearens at overlap, sweet. Then I can shave it like mad, to rise the
compression ratio to outrageus levels.



Thats it for now, will get back with pics from the shaving






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Old 02-23-2009, 05:22 AM   #216
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Umm... Think I'll do this in another way, the shaving that is..

seemes like there is room to shave the cylinders instead. The squish height should be approx 1mm, better to shave the cylinders instead of the head to rise compression. Going to do some more measurements before I continue, haven't got the extra engines to make any mistakes ..
If I can get the right squish height, there is a lot to win just there.
And I just got the news that there is no head gaskets to get hold of at the moment Delayed!!

Will get back with measurements tomorrow.
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Old 02-24-2009, 12:56 PM   #217
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So! that sorted then. The clearence is 2mm in my engine, I'll give the cylinder a shave at the top then , and the heads too. I started with a coplete engine, tore of the heads, inserted the material for measuring. Re-assembled it again and made a few turns on the crank. Put it into pieces agan to get it to my workshop tomorrow. The cylinders are standing in the hallway at the moment.

All this took just one hour. And I don't use power tools.
So I can say one thing for sure now. A Highland is VERY easy to mend
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Old 02-25-2009, 02:04 PM   #218
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Too keep you updated

This is my idea of having a giving evening. Or should I call it "Me having fun"?



The shaving is done, both heads and cylinders. I'm now about ready to put it back together again
but I'll have to sit on my hands until the weekend, gotta get some new valve sealings from the Highland facory.
They are truly helpful, creds to them all!

Snakey, Out
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Old 03-03-2009, 08:09 AM   #219
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I done serious measurements to calculate the compression ratio.
It is now at 11,7:1. Before it was 10:1 (it's a good thing there's 99octane petrol at the stations )



As I have lowered the distance between head and piston, I took a small grinding tool and did som work on the JE forged pistons (stock, nowdays they use Mahle in the newer engines. Mine is one of the first of the first generation)


Pre-mounted cylinders, and the empty base...


Clearence adjustment, set at 0.10mm in and 0.15mm out
new valve seals mounted. Really good price too, thank's alot Highland

The engine is now back into one piece, going to put it back into the frame
in the end of the week. Then I'll start the mounting of the new intakes and re-building the frame pipe.

What are the rest of you doing? Riding or tuning? (Is there anything else to live for?)

Snakey, Out.
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Old 03-03-2009, 12:35 PM   #220
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Fantastic stuff Snakey



can't wait for the next instalment
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Old 03-04-2009, 10:56 AM   #221
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Snakey: Very nice; Highland porn it's addicting.
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Old 03-06-2009, 02:08 PM   #222
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Nice 1 Mr snakeo
The pistons look very clean after 10,00 km's. My rear cylinder was very carboned up in the ports when i took the engine out, dont know if it is the fueling or i have another problem...time will tell. Think mine has 8,000 km's on it.
Will you be running an oil cooler after the engine work ?
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Old 03-06-2009, 06:23 PM   #223
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Question Torque Settings on Chasis

I am getting ready to do some of the service on the Allroad and did not see a torque spec sheet for the chasis. Is this published anywhere?

I am specifically looking for the pinch bolts on the front axle, the front collar nut and the rear axle. If there isn't any factory guidance, I was going to go with 15NM on the pinch bolts, 60NM on the front collar nut and 100NM on the rear; let me know what you think.
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Old 03-08-2009, 05:58 AM   #224
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Torque Settings on Chasis

Try this! mailto:info@highland.se
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Old 03-08-2009, 07:47 AM   #225
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Try this! mailto:info@highland.se
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Hi Myggan,

Welcome to the thread, I see your location is Sweden. Do you have a Highland or have a Highland connection?


Little note to those interested, Greasy is away till the 16th so no updates till then.
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