Wow ...It's like new...


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littlebeaver
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Wow ...It's like new...

Postby littlebeaver » Tue May 05, 2015 8:11 pm



Holy smokes.... I fired my bike up after replacing both cylinder head gaskets and lapping the valves and switch the rocker shafts around as Old Man Fogey says to do and just cleaned up the valves which weren't that bad but they needed it.... the bike sound wonderful now...Ticking has gone away that I had and I'm happy now...Best thing of all,,,, No leaks anywhere :lol: ....I even bought new exhaust nuts all shiney and such... :lol: It was a great time...



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Wilcoy02
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1983 GL1100I frame with an 80 engine. poor boy installed with C-5 ignition--DIED in Grande Prairie Alberta Canada 8/15


98 valkyrie sold 8/16

Re: Wow ...It's like new...

Postby Wilcoy02 » Wed May 06, 2015 10:45 am

WAY to go Beav



Did it really happen- no pics???

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Re: Wow ...It's like new...

Postby littlebeaver » Wed May 06, 2015 10:53 am

Thank's Wilcoy,,,, I really enjoyed your shock rebuild , I thought it was a grand video.... that's gonna help a lot of fella's..... Here is the post with the proof that you seek... :lol: I really enjoy it when guys post video and photo's... And if anyone of you guys ever get a cylinder head from any other source be sure you check the holes for the bolts, it's easier to repair when it's not on the motorbike...I'm getting good at this stuff... Now for my trip to San Antonio,, which Bike do I take, The ultra smooth 99 Voyager , I changed the plugs on that bike and place in a new air filter OMG, new bike... or the new 81 Goldwing..Oh dear that's tough... viewtopic.php?f=4&t=27156.... Oh, I locked that post.... You won't see that very often....

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urbanmadness
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Re: Wow ...It's like new...

Postby urbanmadness » Wed May 06, 2015 12:52 pm

Can you give us details about swapping the rocker shafts around? I'm curious... I have some clacking on the right bank of my bike, even after setting my valve clearances. retorqued the rocker/cam assenbly and it quieted up quite a bit so I'm thinking worn rocker assembly...

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Re: Wow ...It's like new...

Postby roadwanderer2 » Wed May 06, 2015 3:09 pm

that's great beave, looks like we both got some major work accomplished on our bikes. glad to hear that your tapping noise went away.

stuart.

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Re: Wow ...It's like new...

Postby littlebeaver » Wed May 06, 2015 5:52 pm

The rockers stay the same, as virgil said they are worn in the same location so don't switch the location of the rockers, once you remove the rocker assembly from the cylinder head everything should be still nice and slick you simply push the shafts out, from the pulley side of the assembly they come right out, the idea is to put the rockers on new meat,, Mr. Old Fogey showed us how that's done,,big thanks to the experience Gent, anyways you just switch them around is all,

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Wilcoy02
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1983 GL1100I frame with an 80 engine. poor boy installed with C-5 ignition--DIED in Grande Prairie Alberta Canada 8/15


98 valkyrie sold 8/16

Re: Wow ...It's like new...

Postby Wilcoy02 » Wed May 06, 2015 7:17 pm

nice pics beav

I wished the spring replacement could be found more easily for folks

sportsfreaked
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Re: Wow ...It's like new...

Postby sportsfreaked » Wed May 06, 2015 7:26 pm

Beav way to go. Mine is done as well. Sent you a PM. Looking forward to coming out next week if you have any free time. :)
Thanks to all who answer and help. It is greatly appreciated!
Ed

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littlebeaver
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Re: Wow ...It's like new...

Postby littlebeaver » Wed May 06, 2015 7:48 pm

Sure anytime man.... it will be cool man :D

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Re: Wow ...It's like new...

Postby spiralout » Wed May 06, 2015 10:37 pm

littlebeaver wrote:The rockers stay the same, as virgil said they are worn in the same location so don't switch the location of the rockers, once you remove the rocker assembly from the cylinder head everything should be still nice and slick you simply push the shafts out, from the pulley side of the assembly they come right out, the idea is to put the rockers on new meat,, Mr. Old Fogey showed us how that's done,,big thanks to the experience Gent, anyways you just switch them around is all

And don't forget to make sure the oil holes are facing

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Re: Wow ...It's like new...

Postby littlebeaver » Wed May 06, 2015 10:48 pm

That's exactly right as I didn't mention that,, I sure did.... You are the man sprialout....Thanks man.... :D




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