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    Long skirts are so yesterday


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    How about a vintage burnt toast and tested one:


    Nope, still not seeing any war between the skirt and the cylinder.
    ... that covers all the pistons I ride.

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    So, I've done the following checks here..

    -plastigage on main bearings shows some life left. It was at .05mm on all three journals, manual says they are toast at .08mm

    - plastigage on Conrod bearings showed even less wear than the mains

    - micrometer shows ID on replacement rocker arms is good, they are now in the original cam blocks

    - micrometer on replacement cam shows some wear (all lobes at 34.8mm) but no damage and WAY less wear than my other one (some were 34.5....). Not perfect unfortunately. I found a new one not the guy wants 400 bucks for the damn thing. Sellers market...

    - ordered the gasket kit and assembly lube so it will be in next week.

    Most of the parts on this old shitbox engine are worn out. It won't pay me to put all new components in it, cuz the fuckin thing will cost thousands. The worn used parts may not last too long, which is shit. But I guess I can buy a used engine if I have to later. At this point the cost is in buying parts, and the used ones i have are as good as it gets outside of OEM new ones.

    Now to put it back together and not fuck anything up.
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    I bet for way less money you could buy a new or near new CBR500R and be riding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TrialsRider View Post
    I bet for way less money you could buy a new or near new CBR500R and be riding.
    I know that's true.

    Had my fun in the "build". Now I know better haha.

    It actually has been a fun first time deal. But also learning experience.

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    Any 400/450 of that era will fit, you should be able to find a good engine for a couple hundred bucks. It may take a bit of time to find but they made thousands. You did a nice job putting it together and with the change in your thinking from your first post, I'm with Trials...onward and upward. If vintage bikes have become as ridiculously priced in Germany as North America then you should do alright with yours polished up and running. I can't help but think that in Europe, with the variety available, there has got to be some real deals on interesting motorcycles.
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    Updates...
    Mounted the new tacho.
    Got my parts in and am nearly finished putting the engine back together.

    Should be able to fire it up this week.

    Fingers crossed the gremlin is gone

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    Oh crap, you never mentioned it had Gremlins

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    Found one. The cam chain guide isnt supposed to curve that way. Its completely bent forward....

    Gotta find a new one. Looks like they are hard to come by. Sweet.
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