950 SAS/EPC blanking plates carbonised?

Discussion in 'Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc)' started by Jdeks, Jun 22, 2013.

  1. Jdeks

    Jdeks Accepting and supportive of everyones feelings.

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    Picture says it all.

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    Bikes done 60 000 km with these on. Bolts were torqued to 15nm, and there's no sign of leak in the seal itself....but BOY is there a lot of carbon there. The reed valves in particular - the rear pot is in the front of the photo and as you can see it's caked on pretty thick.

    Is this normal?
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  2. kaptinkaos

    kaptinkaos Just some nOOb

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    It's the exhaust side of the valves so I would imagine after 60,000kms there should be some build up, lol! I think that should be pretty normal tbh... How does the bike run? Good? If so, clean them up to satisfy any OCD issues and slap them back on, ;)
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