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About reip

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  1. 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!
  2. 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!
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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??
  7. More pictures of cylinder wall. Some visual something in that second picture but it doesn't feel like anything to the touch
  8. 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.
  9. 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
  10. Finally got around to doing a leak down test and I'm confused by the results. Had to do it cold as the bike won't start. Shows 80% leakage but I hear no air eacaping from anywhere. If I turn up the pressure on the tools regulator the only air I hear is escaping from the radiator bubbling out
  11. Back with some updates, haven't touched the bike since. Won't start now only backfires. Checked the timing, it's good. Checked valve clearances, intake within spec, exhaust too tight by .073mm. Still haven't done a leakdown test, will do once I get this shim kit in and put back to spec. Will have to find the right head gasket to go with my BB kit if I find the valves are burnt. Fingers crossed on some good news
  12. Yup, feeling pretty defeated right now. Next stop compression test..
  13. Aaaand I think I smoked the rings or valve smoke.
  14. It's about 90° here and she wasn't liking the heat too much riding though slow traffic and on my way home. Idle fluctuating, running pretty hot (still no fan) and even getting hesitation easing off the clutch from a stop. Doesn't help that the intake boot clamp screws fell out on one of the clamps....
  15. 40 pilot 170 main. I was just getting some flat spots in the mid range. Need to play with the fuel screw when I'm closer to home.