My Garage Of Doom.

Discussion in 'Airheads' started by Lornce, Jan 15, 2008.

  1. Lornce

    Lornce Lost In Place

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    To be honest I can't remember what kind of rings I used on the 1050 top ends. Not 100% certain, but I think they're domestic V8 parts.

    I've found that well fitted pistons rings with the appropriate end gap and *three piece oil rings* is all that's required to eliminate oil consumption in a healthy top end. I'll guess the gapless variety may mask oil burning in worn bores?
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  2. notarex

    notarex Can U taste the waste?

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    Gapless = 3 or 4 piece rings
    No place for the oil to squeak by, and will follow a less than perfect bore better than a stock ring.
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  3. Lornce

    Lornce Lost In Place

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    Bob's BMW parts order will be arriving tomorrow. :D

    Now the fun can start in earnest.

    (glad I'm not Earnest)

    fwiw,
    Lornce

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  4. kahoon

    kahoon who's yer daddy??

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    Looking forward!!

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  5. Lornce

    Lornce Lost In Place

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    Never work on your bike on an empty stomach.

    If you're in Hamilton, you meet your freinds at the West Town for the best breakfast in the city.

    Joe, Steve and Leon enjoy one of Kenny's stories over coffee.



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  6. Lornce

    Lornce Lost In Place

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    Leon, Kenny, Joe and Steve prepare for a productive day in Bino's garage.

    Bino's '78 R100/7 has it's motor on the bench awaiting Ken and Leon's attention while Steve gets set to break the GSPD into bite size chunks.

    I'm still not sure what Joe did all day. :scratch :lol3


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  7. Lornce

    Lornce Lost In Place

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    Steve waves a hammer and exhaust nut wrench at the GS/PD while I attempt to capture a pic that represents a flury of productive activity.

    It didn't quite work out... :D

    That's Bino and Ken in the background deciding how best to attack Bino's R100/7 lump. ("lump" is British idiom for motor).

    Oh yeah, this was an international occasion with Joe, Ken and Leon joining us from NY while Steve came along from Deetroit City. :thumb :thumb


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  8. Lornce

    Lornce Lost In Place

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    Just to recap, and so what you're about to see makes sense...

    The bike's getting an engine overhaul because it drank too much mud during this incident last July:

    Viewer discretion advised. :brow

    :eek1


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  9. Lornce

    Lornce Lost In Place

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    Not sure if it's obvious, but this view of the bottom of the airbox looks like a New Orleans city street after the flood waters receaded.

    There's about 1/8" of silt left after the water evaporated. :huh



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  10. Lornce

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    Below the airbox things looked even worse. :eek1

    There's even a little evidence of some mouse habitation in there.



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  11. Lornce

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    When the bash plate came off Joe wondered if we'd found a $3,000 o-ring.



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  12. Lornce

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    And I marveled that the ignition and charging system continued to function. :eek1


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  13. Lornce

    Lornce Lost In Place

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    There was an extraordinary amoung of muck in there...



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  14. Lornce

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    Same story out back with the clutch....



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  15. Stagehand

    Stagehand Imperfectionist

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    yeah, i like a dirty bike, but damn- thats even a lot for me :lol3

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  16. Lornce

    Lornce Lost In Place

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    Couldn't get my toolbox and the motor into the trunk of my car at the same time. The tear-down will begin in the basement once I get it home.


    Pictures at 11. :D
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  17. Lornce

    Lornce Lost In Place

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    So, today I went out to a mill pond south of Brantford and saw a guy having a little fun with his buddies.

    This is what multi-time and current Canadian Superbike Champion Jordan Szoke does when he gets a day off in February:



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  18. Wirespokes

    Wirespokes Beemerholics Anonymous

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    Cool photo Lornce!
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  19. Lornce

    Lornce Lost In Place

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  20. datchew

    datchew Don't buy from Brad

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    Wow. that bike must have been soaking in mud. sheesh.



    Great pic of the guy on ice.
    Lornce I think your content to post count ratio is quite superior. (but don't get a big head or you'll need a new helmet!)
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