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by HondaFreeSince'93
Tue Jan 02, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission Shop
Topic: New victim in Phoenix AZ (continued from the INTRO section)
Replies: 18
Views: 12591

Re: New victim in Phoenix AZ (continued from the INTRO section)

There's radial and some diagonal play, no notchiness, but I know enough about big ends to know that this one is shot and needs rebuilding. I'm just going with a stock rebuild. Keep it simple and cost effective. GP Cycles in SanDiego are where I'm going to end up leaving it. I called the contact that...
by HondaFreeSince'93
Sat Dec 30, 2017 7:48 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission Shop
Topic: New victim in Phoenix AZ (continued from the INTRO section)
Replies: 18
Views: 12591

Re: New victim in Phoenix AZ (continued from the INTRO section)

Oh brilliant Eldert, thanks a bunch. He sounds like my guy. I never knew there was such a Ducatisti here in the blast furnace that is Phoenix. I had left the heads the other day to a guy called Short Block Charlie to see if he could hone the liners but he was away on vacation for the new year, but D...
by HondaFreeSince'93
Fri Dec 29, 2017 6:02 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission Shop
Topic: New victim in Phoenix AZ (continued from the INTRO section)
Replies: 18
Views: 12591

Re: New victim in Phoenix AZ (continued from the INTRO section)

In reply to Bruce & Ducadini. Big end has too much lateral movement so I can safely deduce that this stemmed from my lack of attention to the oil level. Since I never really rode it much I almost forgot to check oil. That, coupled with a leak somewhere along the barrel line which I never gave enough...
by HondaFreeSince'93
Thu Dec 28, 2017 8:54 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission Shop
Topic: New victim in Phoenix AZ (continued from the INTRO section)
Replies: 18
Views: 12591

Re: New victim in Phoenix AZ

Someone has been working on the heads/camshafts : that nut is NOT stock, nor have I seen anything like it. Correct, thats the electronic ignition nut that is on the rear cylinder. That nut takes the pentagon shaped shaft. Is the damage of the same kind on both pistons ? Or just the rear ? Yes, same...
by HondaFreeSince'93
Wed Dec 27, 2017 9:55 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission Shop
Topic: New victim in Phoenix AZ (continued from the INTRO section)
Replies: 18
Views: 12591

Re: New victim in Phoenix AZ

20171227_213724.jpg 20171227_213724.jpg So I got a wild streak tonight and pulled the motor and top end. The cause of loss of compression is obvious, I'd just like to figure out why it happened. To my untrained eye it looks like a lubrication issue, or rather lack of?. Maybe I was low on oil?. I'm ...
by HondaFreeSince'93
Wed Dec 27, 2017 4:04 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission Shop
Topic: New victim in Phoenix AZ (continued from the INTRO section)
Replies: 18
Views: 12591

Re: New victim in Phoenix AZ

Are the valves opening and closing when they're supposed to Yes, it would appear so. Do the cam timing marks line up? When both front and rear gear timing marks are lined up rear pot is at TDC, front pot is on the downstroke? Original 860GT valve guides were notoriously prone to excessive wear. I'v...
by HondaFreeSince'93
Tue Dec 26, 2017 5:56 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission Shop
Topic: New victim in Phoenix AZ (continued from the INTRO section)
Replies: 18
Views: 12591

Re: New victim in Phoenix AZ

If it was a heat related seizure I would think the piston crown would be scorched/burnt. Me too, but doesn't look like there was a heat issue on the plugs or pistons. The total loss of compression is perplexing, you should have resistance when the vert. cyl. comes up on compression. I have minimal ...
by HondaFreeSince'93
Sun Dec 24, 2017 9:52 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission Shop
Topic: New victim in Phoenix AZ (continued from the INTRO section)
Replies: 18
Views: 12591

Re: New victim in Phoenix AZ

Sobered up, came to Your senses and buy a Ducati Bevel :roll: :roll: Something's not right :-D Yea, good point. I retract my previous statement and will leave it at "I sobered up". To a degree. Not really sure what happened on the way home : You say it just coasted to a halt, with electrics but NO ...
by HondaFreeSince'93
Sun Dec 24, 2017 7:33 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission Shop
Topic: New victim in Phoenix AZ (continued from the INTRO section)
Replies: 18
Views: 12591

Re: New in Phoenix, 860GT top end seizure and rebuild help

Goede midday Antwerpen, ik woonde, kort, in Elsendorp dan in Eindhoven, Maar nu ben ik in orde ;) Im originally Irish so spent much time over in that part of the EU. Nearly got married in Germany but thankfully I sobered up and came to my senses. So, this bevel has a history of top end problems, the...
by HondaFreeSince'93
Sat Dec 23, 2017 8:47 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: New in Phoenix, 860GT Top End seizure and rebuild help
Replies: 1
Views: 5186

New in Phoenix, 860GT Top End seizure and rebuild help

Duc owner for a while but new to these boards. '76 Bevel:http://www.bevelheaven.com/bikes4sale/MK-860GT/index.htm, a 91 and 92 900ss, a 92 888 along with a few other non Ducs are in my shop. The '76 I blew the top end on last month so I'm getting ready to tear it down and see whats up. No clue what ...

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