Compression Test


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Hoosier Jack
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Compression Test

Post by Hoosier Jack » Wed Sep 09, 2015 5:35 pm



How can I test an 1100 motor for compression off of the motorcycle? Reliable?



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Fatwing Chris
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Re: Compression Test

Post by Fatwing Chris » Wed Sep 09, 2015 7:09 pm

Pretty sure I answered that for you elsewhere tonight.
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Re: Compression Test

Post by WingAdmin » Thu Sep 10, 2015 8:04 am

Hoosier Jack wrote:How can I test an 1100 motor for compression off of the motorcycle? Reliable?
Same was as you would on the motorcycle - just hook a battery up to the starter motor to spin the engine, make sure the throttle is held wide open, and measure compression at the plug.

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Re: Compression Test

Post by spiralout » Thu Sep 10, 2015 8:34 am

Fatwing Chris wrote:Pretty sure I answered that for you elsewhere tonight.
He posted the question here a few minutes before there.



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