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  1. ChilledRider

    C'est la vie

    [emoji846][emoji106] And yeah I have for sure learned to check clearances. That's the reason why I had to buy another engine >.<
  2. ChilledRider

    C'est la vie

    Last question for now, is it alright to clean off some of the carbon on the valve heads? would that mess around with the valve clearances in a negative way or? Cheers guys
  3. ChilledRider

    C'est la vie

    Got it, just needed some extra leverage. [emoji106]
  4. ChilledRider

    C'est la vie

    Just wondering are these bolts meant to be really tight? Trying to undo them and wow they are taking a lot of physical force and I still haven't budged them. Not sure if this engine has been opened before. So far so good besides the exhaust timing being at 0.20mm and 0.18mm, intakes 0.15mm [emoji846]
  5. ChilledRider

    C'est la vie

    Got the bugger that was on tight. But thankfully already have my replacement. I think I will be changing the stator cover anyway from my other engine as this one has some corrosion on it that I'm not really into. So far so good though woohoo Touch wood next week I'll be riding again yay. Valve clearances valve clearances valve clearances. Just about to check them for probably their first time in 20k miles. Ooo I do love the smell of an engine [emoji3]
  6. ChilledRider

    C'est la vie

    Would love to but it's not in the bike engine was delivered today but I'm changing the cam chain and giving it new gaskets and so on before I put it into the bike Cheers erik I tried using my impact gun but it didn't wanna budge. So I have been making a mark on it so I can hammer it out counter clockwise. If it still doesn't shift I'll just grab a heat gun to give me that little bit extra help. From when I had to mess around the first time with this issue I made sure that I never over tightened my new caps because I didn't want to have that issue again So for sure won't be doing the same. Sound advice Cheers guys. I'm taking my time and being as gentle as possible, no rushing as it seems to work better 😛
  7. ChilledRider

    C'est la vie

    Yeah I think I'll do that. I take it a blow torch would do the job?
  8. ChilledRider

    C'est la vie

    Yeah, I don't know if there's anything else you could have done. All the bikes I've had were bad about rounding off on that part. How do you go about getting them out? from the inside or just hammer in a bigger bit and give it some welly?
  9. ChilledRider

    C'est la vie

    I was using the correct size hex bit, tried a regular length gave it a few knocks wasn't shifting so pulled out the 1 foot wrench for some extra leverage tapped it a few times give it a nudge rounded. Meh. I need it out anyway because I have a much better one in my own engine that I'm going to use instead. Never have any trouble with that. Even tried using the impact drill to give it some shocks but to no avail.
  10. ChilledRider

    C'est la vie

    Just received my replacement engine (yay).... 2nd thing I try to undo rounds off. Looks like I'll need to make sure I use a good amount of de-gripping spray on some bolts before I try undo them. The same happened when I bought my bike on my original engine. I wanted to open her up and see what's what but it rounded off again. Only way I managed to get it out was to open up the stator case and with difficulty get it out from within. That was a challenge I must say. Are there any tips on this which may make this job a touch easier? Many Thanks folks.
  11. ChilledRider

    Looking for advice on my poorly cylinder head

    Thanks a bunch for your input folks. Has for sure helped clarify a few things. Also thanks for the info there Chrisf70 I often visit my brother who lives around there so well worth looking into. Seems a pretty reasonable price also. Cheers
  12. ChilledRider

    Looking for advice on my poorly cylinder head

    Nope, no marks whatsoever but to be honest as far as I'm aware they don't need to hit it hard to become damaged. As I mentioned in me last post I think I did fail on the valve clearance check resulting in wrecking the valves (slaps self)
  13. ChilledRider

    Looking for advice on my poorly cylinder head

    Piston seems clean and clear. I think what happened in all honesty that when I put the replacement piston and barrel in I didn't check the valve clearances, started her up she turned over once cut out.....ergo bent valves. Must have just been out enough to have clipped the intake. I'm new to motorcycles and unfortunately I don't have any friends who ride or have an interest in the mechanical things. Think I need to make some new friends Granted I have done quite a few bits to the bike through my love for this thing, had the engine apart several times, upgraded and changed out many a thing on and in the bike, but only now I realize how important it is to double check everything. Sometimes it takes £$£$ to learn from mistakes specially when your just doing it on your tod. I was lucky a few years ago when me and my cousin installed a kick starter on the SM yet the instructions that I was given by Suzuki! didn't mention the fact that I needed to put a certain piece in a place it was meant to be in. So when I had it all together and kicked it the thing snapped inside and had quite a bit of metal work all inside the engine. Thankfully I managed to get it out and it didn't cause any irreparable damage besides the fact I couldn't use the kick starter any more. Doh. but hey we're all human and I'm trying So I am looking at a replacement engine which seems alright and I'm told it's been looked after with regular services. I will take it apart as it's done 20k miles (less than mine) and will inspect it well before I even put it into the bike. I just need to know for my own sake and it's again good learning. Also give me something of a project to get the other engine in working order again Thank you for your time and efforts.
  14. ChilledRider

    Looking for advice on my poorly cylinder head

    ok might be this. When we were on that long straight for a few miles this happened. We live and learn
  15. ChilledRider

    Looking for advice on my poorly cylinder head

    Sorry, I replaced the damaged piston and it's chamber (Cylinder barrel - not cylinder head). I imagine that was the damage being caused whilst my friend said I was smoking for a few miles before the engine started losing power and playing up. The cylinder head I have taken pictures of is the original. I have not replaced anything except the piston and barrel at this point. I hope that clears it up. Sorry for the confusion
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