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    Re: A short lived joy

    Quote Originally Posted by CBRDEAN0 View Post
    Put bike on centre stand & load up top box to lift front off floor.
    Remove front wheel
    I removed centrestand as not only was it flapping about, the PO had lowered the bike (using homemade sideplates) and had shortened the centrestand, obviously changing the dynamics completely as it was ALMOST impossible to get on the stand .. The shouldered washers were also rusted in place and painted over (i punched them out, greased them up which made it v slightly easier) so just took it off.
    The 1000RR rear end is a bit plasticy to put too much weight on (i usually put a couple of bags of sand on the pillion seat of bikes to get the front up) So not sure if that'll work for me unfortunately :/
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    Re: A short lived joy

    When i saw the photo, al i thought was to go the next step and streetfighter it. The rear seat so wants it.
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    Re: A short lived joy

    I think you should count your blessings that something has gone wrong enough to get the bike off the road. I think doing too many miles on someone else's collection of bodges could end badly.

    Possible to get another one and keep this one as a project/parts mule?
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    Re: A short lived joy

    It's really not in that bad shape at all. I've sorted pretty much everything now and apart from the engine issues that have just evolved its pretty much banging ..
    I've got all the bits to put it back to standard if I want..

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    Re: A short lived joy

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDuck View Post
    No mention of cam chain stretch that I have ever found. My bike has had an easier (if wetter) time than your bike Al and when I changed the cam chain at +90K miles I couldn't measure the stretch it was so small.
    I've never replaced the cam cap bolts on my bike, with a torque of 12Nm stretching them is never going to be an issue. I clean and inspect them at each valve check and have never seen an issue.

    The one set of bolts that can/does suffer from stretching are the 'decorative' bolts that hold the cam cover on. If the history of the bike is unknown I would be checking these, the bolts are very soft.
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    Notice the stretch just below the lower collar at the start of the thread.
    I have replaced those.

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    Re: A short lived joy

    Wow, just wow.
    I know believe more than ever he reused the rod bolts.

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    Re: A short lived joy

    Just taken a recording of the engine knock. A little difficult as it only happens under load.
    Tell me your thoughts
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    Re: A short lived joy

    Quote Originally Posted by Krisbiker2 View Post
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    Re: A short lived joy

    Quote Originally Posted by MajorWolf View Post
    Just taken a recording of the engine knock. A little difficult as it only happens under load.
    Tell me your thoughts
    Don't hear any knocking with my old ears. Sounds like the normal BB rattle to me as in mine.
    Does it have the Honda cam chain adjuster or manual after market one? I hear marbles rattling.

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    Re: A short lived joy

    I didn't hear a knock either. Can't place it though.

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    Re: A short lived joy

    Get the engine from the other chap on here or buy one for less than a thousand bucks still un-molested and put it in there and save a billion man hours so you can RIDE...........
    These bikes seem to go forever without major engine issues I would be wary to trust one that some knucklehead has dug into myself.

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    Re: A short lived joy

    The knock is just on the top of the revs, on the road under load it was really loud. Got a mate to rev it whilst I had a listen around, and pretty much 100% bottom end. Weird for such a low mileage engine (actually i haven't checked engine numbers!) but even then they are renowned for being a strong bullet proof engine . I mean you can turbo /supercharge on a standard bottom end! Time to take a look inside..
    And yes im thinking same thing Find a decent low miles engine and swap em over!

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    Re: A short lived joy

    Quote Originally Posted by MajorWolf View Post
    The knock is just on the top of the revs, on the road under load it was really loud. Got a mate to rev it whilst I had a listen around, and pretty much 100% bottom end. Weird for such a low mileage engine (actually i haven't checked engine numbers!) but even then they are renowned for being a strong bullet proof engine . I mean you can turbo /supercharge on a standard bottom end! Time to take a look inside..
    And yes im thinking same thing Find a decent low miles engine and swap em over!
    I would start looking behind the lower right crankcase cover - have a very close look at the camchain sliders/guides for wear.
    Then move to the top of the motor - cam cover - also look at the cam sprockets & guides.
    Then - if the above looks ok - drop the sump pan and inspect from underneath.

    You may find/see the issue before you go ripping the motor out of the frame.

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    Re: A short lived joy

    Good advice thanks Dean. I'll do that first. However, that knock does seem to be coming from the bottom end. I'm not sure if you could hear it from the recording.. Only under load.

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    Re: A short lived joy

    Quote Originally Posted by MajorWolf View Post
    Good advice thanks Dean. I'll do that first. However, that knock does seem to be coming from the bottom end. I'm not sure if you could hear it from the recording.. Only under load.
    Have you tried to isolate it with a 'listening stick'?
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