Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Washers and O-rings for the rocker arms.

The parts manual shows O-Rings and Washers together.  The parts numbers are correct for these two but they don't look like the work together.

Sunday, September 15, 2013


My girl. First child. Born 9/13/13. Bliss. 

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

I'll kick start this soon!

Everything is just about buttoned up.  I just need to check/adjust the timing and put some gas in it.  Here are some recent pics.  I took the heat shields off to install the pipes and ... I kinda like the way it looks without the shields.  The front pipe has some bluing to it but the rear pipe has a nice golden color that I really like.  I don't really want to cover it back up.  Still, I may go with a wrap or something instead of the shields. 

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Getting Closer

I just this morning torqued down the base nuts and head bolts.  I followed Wes's handy tech write up TO A TEE!  Check it out and get torqued -

For the order of which bolt to torque when, I followed this

Also, if you don't feel like scribbling out the equation, here is a site that will do it for you.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013


Had the jugs lightly hones and cleaned.  Painted them.  Had the pistons cleaned too.  New rings.  the slugs are 20 over. 

Gasket on the cam chest was leaking so I replaced it.  Also took a peak at the breather and it looked clean and clear.  I discovered that the previous owner installed an Andrew's A grind.

Cam chest back together.  I'm rebuilding my rocker boxes now and hopefully with have them attached to the heads very soon.

Tuesday, August 6, 2013


My friend found this.

Inner Primary fixed!

I had a pretty bad hole worn in my inner primary starter housing from riding a lowered bike with a 24t front sprocket.  I tried patching it myself with some JB Weld and it just wasn't making me feel good.  So I sent it to a shovel friendly guy who welded it up like new.  Below are photos of my C.O.B. fix followed by photos of the proper fix. 

 See that crack!?

 This is how it is done!  Thanks to Jamie for his aluminum welding skills!

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Pistons Off

 My wrist pins were so tight in the pistons that they wouldn't budge.  I took some threaded rod, some nuts, washers and two sockets and made a puller.  Like Jesse from Breaking Bad would say, "Yeah!  Science!"

This piston is a little scored.  And I canNOT get the one last blasted spiral lock out.