I torque the heads to the maximum allowed on 8mm bolts. If there was a leak it was because something was wrong, not because they were lose. But...I wasn't there to tell him that. I told George that Hiroshi really really....REALLY needs to find himself a mechanic. That bike is 40 year old technology pushed to the limit it will NOT live without proper maintanence and care by a race experienced mechanic.
Once again...I should have never gotten involved in this. I know what the problem is...some old gasket material probably stuck on the head cover which I missed. To fix it properly would take about 1.5 hours, remove pipes, chain, shifter, plug wires, tach cable, remove the top motor mount bolts and the top rear motor mount bolts, pivot the engine down in the front and remove the head cover. Clean, seal with hylomar and a gasket, reassemble.
Yes I'm going to bring the necessary parts to VC in case I end up doing it Friday night....which I probably will. Last time I'm going to touch that bike.
I still don't know if my bikes will be ready to race at the VC. Mary's 50 is ready, still have to finish both tanks and seats on our 175's, set up a new oil catch tank, belly pans, install the PVL on my bike....six hours a day for the next week might get it done.
I'm not happy.