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Was prepping Mary's 175 for this weekend, wanted to look it over good after the thrashing Zack gave it.
Once again, not one valve even .001" off from where I set them, not one bit of slack in the cam chain, both plugs looking great, not one bit of trash in the oil, not one loose bolt.
Says a lot for the quality of the mostly OEM parts in that engine. The end of this season will be it's third full season on the same engine, same pistons/rings (my phase 2 pistons), same everything. All I did last winter was pull the head and freshen the valve seats.
Just started it up...sounds better than my bike.
All bikes are ready to roll out on to the track right now.
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its gonna rain. Just bustin your ball JB.

Suppose you already know about BFD eating a valve or two?
 

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Scott, yep, we've been discussing that problem.

I have much secret technology at my disposal.

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Zack...if you get a chance go check out this place:

http://www.owensracingphotos.com/index.php

Do a search on "vintage motorcycle" > USCRA > #917

That's Mary's number...got a couple of good shots of you, looks like coming out of the bowl, one of them is real nice. Shows how a vintage bike should be thrashed. I'm gonna study that one.
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