The rock up of the piston then becomes critical.
It’s absolutely greatHello friends. Now that the weather is bad, I've taken my gen 1 apart to send the frame out for welding. I'm also doing an engine refresh due to the fact that the bike was making a bit of a ticking noise and I was having trouble with 3rd and 4th gear sometimes not inserting properly and going out of gear. The bike has 40k km.
TLDR: what checks to you recommend to perform and what parts do you recommend to replace while I have the engine dropped?
Budget is fairly tight, because this bike has been costing me a fortune in the year and half of ownership, so I'm not planning on doing expensive performance upgrades, but if there are some minor ones that are possible I'd be curious to know. The main goal of the refresh is maintenance and reliability.
So far I've opened the valve cover and checked the infamous gen 1 retainers. All were absolutely spotless but I'm replacing them anyways since I have gen 3s ready at hand. 7 out of 8 exhaust valve clearances are off so I'm adjusting that next. I find that odd since the valve clearance was checked by the dealer at 34k km.
Also the exhaust timing seems off by a tooth. So I'll adjust that too.
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After I'm done with the top I'll remove the oil pain and inspect the transmission and i expect to find bent shift forks.
What else do you guys recommend to check while I have the motor on the bench?
I know I'll have to replace all the gaskets of the covers I open so I'd prefer to avoid splitting the case and spend close to 200€ in gaskets alone but I'm open to suggestions.
Some parts I may replace with used parts but others I wouldn’t consider this that being said I’d get a service manual and trouble shoot the issue and that should tell you exactly what parts should be suspect I got an service manual for a gen 2 out side it’s bitter cold later I may wall out and get it they shouldn’t be much differentI know there are dishonest dealers, but most of them sell so many new bikes and parts that there really inst a need to rip people off, or sell them parts that are not needed. Most of the shops here have a 3 week lead time for service.
I fix things for a living. If I'm fixing my own stuff, I can take chances. I can use cheap seals and gaskets. I can re-use gears. It's my times and money that gets wasted if the guess is wrong.
People don't remember conversations like your gearbox conversation and the no warranty talk if you choose not to replace worn parts.