Looking for a trashed engine

Discussion in 'Old's Cool' started by Guy Young, Feb 22, 2011.

  1. Guy Young

    Guy Young Long timer

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    Folks, I am looking for a trashed engine to use as a training aid in a motorcycle maintenance and repair course I am setting up. Ideally it will be a single, or twin, that has shim-under-bucket for adjusting the valve clearance.
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    I do need one whose crank and the valve train rotates. Bent rod(s) or destroyed piston(s) is of no importance. I can pull these out. If valves are bent and seats damaged, I can “fix” this to the point that the basic procedure can still be demonstrated and taught. The transmission/clutch, etc. will be stripped out to lighten it up so it can be moved easily.
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    I already have an engine (actually three) that uses screw adjusters, so that scheme is covered.
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    Hopefully, one can be located in a state that borders <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:smarttags" /><st1:State w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Virginia</st1:place></st1:State> so I can make arrangements to pick it up.
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    Whatcha got???
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    TIA
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  2. bk brkr baker

    bk brkr baker Long timer

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    I have a KLR that I ran out of oil on the way to Alaska. The starter went after we crossed into Canada and I had to wait for someone to pushstart me every time. So to be ready and waiting for the push I ended up forgeting to check the oil. My bad.
    It has theEagle doo-hickey in it now that I will have to pull out before letting it go. The cams and bearing area on the head is worn, I don't know if it would work for you for that reason . Do you need it to be in good shape so you can check the clearance?
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  3. farmer fred

    farmer fred Banned

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    FWIW, the KLR is a shim-over-bucket design.
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  4. Guy Young

    Guy Young Long timer

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    Yeah, if it could be reasonably good shape, the better - however - as Farmer Fred pointed out in a subsequent post, the KLR is a shim over bucket design. Have one of them.
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