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FreddieMan

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  1. FreddieMan

    Engine issue "Dusted Piston Rings"

    Even that seems low... all that in less than hour.... doubtful at most shops to be honest
  2. FreddieMan

    Engine issue "Dusted Piston Rings"

    A valve job for $80? What did they do? For anything but pure street riding go back to foam...
  3. FreddieMan

    Fuel Injected DRZ

    Certainly. If this was a serious consideration money upfront and a stipulation on being a DIY kit with limited support would be necessary IMO. A small bit of documentation on how everything connects up to get people on the right track, with research and the forums get them the rest of the way. Just totally ball parking what do you think a kit like this is in raw goods cost?
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    why i now use 2 stroke oil in my drz

    I spit into my oil tank, I'm totally convinced its worth it because my bike has never blown up!!!!! Did I mention I also change my oil every 1000 miles? I don't think thats it though. I must be onto something with the spit. After seeing the 3x3 questioning thread this one makes more sense
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    Fuel Injected DRZ

    Genius
  6. FreddieMan

    Loud ticking through the exhaust

    All I really hear to be honest is the cam chain and exhaust. You're right cameras mess with sounds. Maybe the cam chain has gotten worn out and got louder.
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    Loud ticking through the exhaust

    Maybe something like a mounting bolt rattling, pressing against the exhausts stops it. Hearing an engine tick noise through an exhaust as loud as the MRD seems unlikely?
  8. FreddieMan

    Exhaust Tips - Performance Gains??

    I read that as him basically saying it has no effect. Removing the tip does nothing. You need a full system.
  9. FreddieMan

    Countershaft threads gone

    Someone, somewhere, at some time (lol) was making a little adapter threaded on both ends, one to screw into the tapped shaft and then a side for a sprocket and nut, with the proper length so the chain alignment is proper. Saw that a couple years ago. Very helpful I know.
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    Small dowel identification and piston question

    All of aftermarket aluminum big bore kits are 434cc with 94mm pistons, even some eBay kits that are advertised as 440. Ah okay. Definitely not that then with piston confirmed 94.5. When I was looking at it I did not see any indication it was sleeved so I am going with bored and replated, but will confirm tomorrow. Doing some research and it says to avoid ball honing a plated cylinder because it can cause the plating to flake. I think I will avoid that method and stick with the scotch brite.
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    Small dowel identification and piston question

    I honestly do not know the answer to that. I don't see any markings indicating it is a branded big bore kit like cylinder works or Athena. Possibly a kit that uses Wiseco pistons if there are any. I can get some pictures tomorrow to try and determine.
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    Small dowel identification and piston question

    Scotch Brite the cylinder, clean it well and DO NOT baby it. Get it up to temperature and start running it hard thru the gears. Hard acceleration and deceleration to seat the rings is my preferred method. I know someone with one of those ball honing drill attachments, could I do that instead of scotch brite? What am I looking to achieve with the scotchbrite if I went that method?
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    Small dowel identification and piston question

    Scored a 12.5:1 440 WIseco piston kit for $135. Hoping it works but if not it's not a huge loss... cheaper than I could buy a used OEM jug and piston with new rings for. What is the word around here for trusted run in procedure?
  14. FreddieMan

    Small dowel identification and piston question

    Interesting, thanks! So I could really go with either piston. Whichever I find cheaper and arrive at basically the same result just by changing whether I separate the gasket or not. Very good to know. What octane level is safe at 13.5?
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    Small dowel identification and piston question

    Cool. So going 12.5:1 and a stock SM triple layer will mean even less. I have no idea how much less static compression but less either way. With that in mind even the 13.5:1 piston will be pretty conservative with a triple layer as well.
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