Operation: Battle Panda or: Getting the Airhead Ready for 2up Adventure

Discussion in 'New Zealand' started by igormortis, Jan 16, 2012.

  1. Kokopelli

    Kokopelli Yeah, right!

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    Yes, my wife would kill me, I have no idea how Igor got away with it.
  2. Voltaire

    Voltaire Titanium and Ceramic Hipster

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    While you have the clutch/flywheel off any thought to replacing the oil pump seal? and maybe the flywheel one?
    Also the breather gasket, mine looked ok but ended up dripping oil onto the clutch.
    Did you see the easy way to do tyres, involved about six tie downs and they tyre went on easy.
  3. igormortis

    igormortis Cafe Reise

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    Well, I almost put a piston in the dishwasher tonight...
  4. igormortis

    igormortis Cafe Reise

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    Hmm... don't get me thinking about those seals again. I decided to leave them well alone, thoughts of crankshafts walking in the back of my mind. Yes, it's something I'll have to do one day, but the list is long enough and I will have an oil-proof clutch in there.

    I'd seen that tyre tie down trick, but I reckon the tubeless rims might nix that idea. The shoulder where the spokes seat into might be just too tall to get it on easily.
  5. igormortis

    igormortis Cafe Reise

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    Top end off, to do pushrod seals...

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    Ye-uck.

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  6. igormortis

    igormortis Cafe Reise

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    But... in my haste I neglected to check piston ring orientation. A search suggests that the sky is again, falling. What now, people?
  7. Box'a'bits

    Box'a'bits In need of repair

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    It doesn't really matter in the medium term. The rings aren't fixed on the piston & rotate anyway. If they are aligned & especially if they are aligned towards the bottom, you might see some oil smoke initially. Probably have better things to worry about. Have you got all your parts back that you had farmed out for machining?
  8. Padmei

    Padmei enamoured

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    Were you getting valve guides done?
  9. Box'a'bits

    Box'a'bits In need of repair

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    Yes, K-liners. I'm interested in how those turned out.
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    Padmei enamoured

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    I Talked to my engine reconditioner about them when I picked up my heads & asked whether he had any preference. He said there wasn't much in it but would probably go with proper guides. He was welding & doing some pretty trick stuff on a top stockcar head before the nat champs so felt reasonably confident in his abilities & advice.
  11. Box'a'bits

    Box'a'bits In need of repair

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    I think one issue has been the amount of slop the standard new BMW valve guides allow. The k-liners could be potentially set to a much lower tolerance.

    I have guides waiting to go in, but am waiting on Igor's report on his head work. If it's positive I may also go k-liners.
  12. Padmei

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    IIRC the engineer bloke measured the new guides & was happy with them. I seem to recall it was an issue I was pondering at the time.
  13. Voltaire

    Voltaire Titanium and Ceramic Hipster

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    I run K liners on the r90 race bike with the original valves. Have done over 20 races at high revs. Just saying.
  14. Box'a'bits

    Box'a'bits In need of repair

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    It was more a question about the Engineer doing the work, rather than whether K-liners were good. I wanted to make sure the guy did a good, timely job. He was having his heads twin-plugged, the K-liners fitted, & other work to his final drive.
  15. igormortis

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  16. advNZer?

    advNZer? Long timer

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  17. Box'a'bits

    Box'a'bits In need of repair

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    What time did he leave Penny? When I called in yesterday he was still frantically assembling. Hope it has all come together. The spot tracker is still showing him at home!
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    Sounds exciting penny. Please keep us posted with your progress. Either here or on the ride reports page. :ear
  19. Mark_S

    Mark_S Fair Weather Faggot

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    according to spot he either broke down within the first 10 metres or decided it was too wet...
  20. Padmei

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    Actually good point - who wants to travel around the world when it's raining? Leave it for another day I say.