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Well, here are some pics of why the bike didn't run. Apparently the cam chain broke and the chewed up the head a little. The weird part was that one of the valve adjuster plugs was hand tight and a weird piece of metal was in there. I suspect foul play.

I lost the weird piece in the grass. I'll have to look for it with my metal detector.

http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/ee92/ta3ff/Barrel1.jpg

http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/ee92/ta3ff/Head.jpg

http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/ee92/ta3ff/Piston.jpg

Few more pics here

http://s229.photobucket.com/albums/ee92/ta3ff/

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That damage to the piston and cylinder didn't come from the cam chain; it looks more like oil contamination or overheating. Too bad; it's unusual to see Nikasil RFVC cylinders anymore.

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Well the bike was dual sported, so it must of been used a lot on the road at high speeds. It had freeway gearing on the sprockets. Well time to save up a little cash and probably do a big bore. The cam didn't look to good either.

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It looks like a symphony of things going on. Bottom line is that it is time for a rebuild. Fix it faster! :banana:

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