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  1. Wheelie time
  2. Put another twenty or so miles on this afternoon and the only "issue" that came up was this floating idle. Coming off the RPM's like stopping at a light the bike idles fine. But if I blip the throttle the idle seems to stay high and eventually comes back down after like 30 seconds. Got a video Here
  3. Well alright now! Twenty miles on it so far and she's running like a top!
  4. Update! Bike is more/less reassembled. Head is installed and torqued to spec. Cams are on and chain hooked up all good and proper. Found that my mechanic held on to my spark plug, so there went starting the bike tonight. Put oil in it and manually turned the motor over a few revolutions. Seems to be all good. Hit the starter just for kicks and my battery tender lithium battery is shot. Most upsetting, I just got that back in May, now I gotta deal with warranty BS. Put coolant in the bike to bleed the system and noticed some fluid weeping from the filler neck. Before all this, I put the thermostat in a pot and set it on boil and it did what it was supposed to. The o ring looked a little weathered. So I put some silicone RTV on both sides of the o ring and smudged it back in it's home. Going to wait till I got time again on Saturday to hopefully get her running! Stay tuned
  5. My gurus, question, how do you know if your water pump works or not? The day I think I did the top end in the bike felt crazy hot, but no fans, no overheating light. If the water don't pump, the radiator won't get hot, which won't trigger the light or the fans. Just a thought..
  6. Looks like I'll be picking up my freshly rebuilt head tomorrow! Oh and just a little engine porn for you guys
  7. Update: Piston is detonated to the point of no repair Jug is warped. Ordered ferrea valve kit for the head Cylinder works big bore kit on the way. Hopefully be able to get some riding in before the season is over!
  8. Toasted piston Welp, good thing I left my head in the trusty hands of a local bike wizard. Told me to bring him the jug and piston too for inspection after seeing the bottom of my head. The jug needs to be replated or replaced, whichever is more cost effective. Have a feeling the replacement will be. eBay has a caltric brand 94mm jug brand new for $110 with free shipping. Need to get an exact replacement JE piston, looking up the part number lasered on the bottom of it got me some good results for around $175. Probably going Ferrea or X2 or Pro X for the valve kit, whichever is the best bang for the buck. Did myself in pretty good but should have a nice fresh setup to properly break in this go around! Definitely leaving the dialing in to my moto wizard. Plugging Mach Modified on long island for anyone local, awesome shop!
  9. Well aren't you the clever one! Nice idea. It sloooowly drained and only the exhaust valves got wet. I'm talking it only lost a few mL over the course of 3 minutes. Found a reputable vendor on eBay (fastheads) who offers a $175 head service job when you send them the head and the new parts. They soda blast, cnc the valve seats, and assemble and test. Is kibble white still regarded as junk for DRZ's? Can't find a complete kit like this from anyone else.
  10. Intake looks great, exhaust looks gritty but not wet. Less than 1k miles on the rebuild. AFAIK it wasn't "broken in" by the books. The old grip it and rip it methodology. Odd thing is the bike ran great the few times I rode it before I put it away for the winter.
  11. I saw this too and I think it's just a dress up kit. Sorry I'm no help but I forgot where I saw one for sale. Probably eBay.
  12. It was not wet before hand, just started dripping when I loosened up the head bolts. Managed to get a look at the ring gap location and it's not at the clean spot. It's also possible that the rubber seals on the valves are letting oil drip down into the combustion chamber??
  13. More pictures of cylinder wall. Some visual something in that second picture but it doesn't feel like anything to the touch
  14. Head is off. Happy to see what everything looks like. Drained the oil and it looks to have coolant in it, consistency doesn't seem right. Just hesitant to put the new head gasket on and close it up before I know if the valves are good and/or the rings. Now what about the lower gasket below the jug? Not a problem to reuse? Otherwise it's remove the jug and that's definitely something I am not looking forward to doing.
  15. If I'm taking the head off anyways it'll be good to inspect the head and the cylinder wall. Would suck to put it back together to find it leaks from somewhere else when its not going through the head gasket anymore! When I did turn up the pressure, it just pushes the Piston down towards BDC