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Sasha Rudolfski

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  1. Sasha Rudolfski

    Value of my cylinder head w OEM Valves and E cams?

    Quick questions while i have the experts here...does this dial indicator have enough travel to be useful for inspecting runout and other things on head? For degreeing cams I know I need more travel...but everything else this should work right? What else can i use this for on my DRZ? Do I need surface plate or just plate glass good enough? I know u do machinist work E. Marquez. Plz let me know what this dial indicator can do for me. What parts other than head are inspected with this tool? Thanks! And how do i attach the indicators lug back to stand? I didnt get an attachment pin..can u tell me what and where to get attachment pin?
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    Value of my cylinder head w OEM Valves and E cams?

    Right on! I guess all the DRZ folks were sleeping on that one, lucky me. It had maybe 10 watchers when I made the offer. The damn thing is a beauty and it was shipped perfectly, tight- in a good size box loads of bubble wrap and fragile sticker...now all I need to do is get the valves and my 94mmBB / 540 web cams Z build will be ready to go. I got the head tucked up in closet on top shelf so wifey doesn't see it but i wish I could put it on display at my dinner table til I get the valves...haha
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    Value of my cylinder head w OEM Valves and E cams?

    some guy on eBay bought it from dealership when he had a drz. He sold the bike and later listed the head for sale at 420 i offered 360 plus shipping he accepted. I wasnt even planning to buy one but when i saw it and confirmed it was brand new I decided rare opportunity and hopped on it. I was surprised he didnt counter offer but guessing he just wanted to let it go. Once in a blue moon ebay deal
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    Value of my cylinder head w OEM Valves and E cams?

    I see..didnt u want fast heads to do that w ur head but they forgot?
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    Value of my cylinder head w OEM Valves and E cams?

    Blending ? Ur saying open the port up to same diameter as seat? +1 valves make a big difference? I been doing some digging and read that ferrea +1 valves are 2 piece rather than the 1 piece like their stand size... Do people go +1 on both sides? I was going to send the head out to swaintech and get.it coated along with the valves and springs when i get them.. Port polish and blending with +1 how much u think would run? Isnt port and polish with drz400 head not very effective? Also got these new tappets. Chromoly steel and ground on the undersides...supposedly better metal than OEM...
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    Value of my cylinder head w OEM Valves and E cams?

    Looks like the guides are already in there from suz. factory. And seats freshly cut... will new ferrea valve faces match these factory fresh seats? Or do they need to be cut to match?
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    Value of my cylinder head w OEM Valves and E cams?

    Do I need to cut re-cut seats on brand new head if I am using new Ferrea valves?
  8. Sasha Rudolfski

    Clutch whirring whining noise

    silkolene xp 15w50.
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    Value of my cylinder head w OEM Valves and E cams?

    Do brand new Suz. DRZ cylinder heads come with the bronze valve guides already installed?
  10. I am slowly building a separate head for my bike. I am wondering once it is done how much my cylinder head is worth... 2008 DR-Z400 S 4500 miles E Cams w/ auto decomp removed. Last cylinder leakage test showed almost no leakage definitely under 5% OEM Tappets in good shape (auto decomp scratches on 1 of 4 buckets) OEM Valves and springs working great AFAIK but never measured or removed from head. This is my daily commuter / rider and it has always been in service since I purchased it less than a year ago. The bike rips and I run Silkolene with oil changes every 1k miles or sometimes less... Disclosure - Experiments jetting FCR - I was running way too rich for some time so lots of carbon buildup in the exhaust ports. I also was sucking air at the boot for a while before I figured out the correct way to seat FCR to airboot. I just got a steal on an unused- brand new factory cylinder head for $350. I jumped on it because I figure I could recoup if I sell my head and I will be able to get it all ready to install without any downtime on my bike. What would your asking price be for these parts?
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    Clutch whirring whining noise

    no sound not present in neutral...The clutch cable was running too tight for at least 3 months...its very hard to get it into 3rd gear only when I am really cranking the throttle...I have to pull up with my foot very hard. Maybe these are 2 separate issues...clutch cable and noise. thanks for staying with me on it...
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    Clutch whirring whining noise

    [I have MCCT and i am familiar with that noise. I think vibrating parts like mirrors/handguards/skid plate can be ruled out because when i pull yhe lever to engage the clutch the noise disappears. It used to be a lower pitch whirring turbine noise and still is most of the time but now under heavy engine braking it becomes more of a higher pitch noise. I adjusted my clutch cable and shifts better now but still have the noise. I think I was running my clutch cable way too tight...by doing that i would ware out the clutch springs right? What else wears out faster with a tight clutch cable? Sacked clutch springs cause what kind of symptoms? I am planning to take out springs and measure spring free length and open the left side case and check the stator / starter bolts. What makes noise like this under heavier engine braking while clutch is disengaged? The noise is also present during hard acceleration but harder to hear. So basically when ever engine is under load with clutch disengaged during acceleration or deceleration. I know its tough to say without looking and hearing in person but just some best guesses or whatever comes to mind will help bcuz I really not sure where to look...
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    Clutch whirring whining noise

    I just tightened up my preload adjuster nut on steering stem because the steering felt a bit loose. I thought the noise was from something vibrating but when I pull the clutch lever in and engage the clutch the noise disappears so what does that indicate?
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    Clutch whirring whining noise

    At the lever it has about a nickel or so thickness free play...but I have trouble adjusting it. I moved the clutch arm 1 spline from 11:55 to 12 o'clock position because I was having trouble shifting into neutral without it passing over and also trouble getting it into other gears sometimes too and I was running out of adjustment on the cable at the lever... the new position of the clutch arm seemed to help a lot but now a couple weeks later this noise started...I went back to 11:55 position and tried to adjust cable at the lever - got it as good as I think I can but havent rode it since I made this change..
  15. Sasha Rudolfski

    Clutch whirring whining noise

    All of the sudden I have this noise when decelerating especially with heavier engine braking. Makes noise during acceleration too but harder to hear. Its like a whirring noise low pitch then goes more high pitch...if i pull the clutch lever while noise is heard it stops completely pls let me know what i should look at? Thanks
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