For the first time in my racing career, I bought some pre-printed number plate graphics. Part of me feels guilty for the jing I spent (hey...it was only 34 bucks) but the other part of me feels guilty for trying to attain baller status through the use of stickers.
In a week or so (or more?) I'll post up some thrilling pictures of the ride.
Suspension out and sent off to the suspension guy (Sorry Danny, I went with Race Tech). Also got the seat shaved, but my tiny paws can't get the seat cover stapled back on as tight as I'd like it to be. Either way, as is before radical suspension mods, I can start it on flat ground, and I have both toes on the ground. With suspension mods, I will be sitting on the thing with the balls of my feet pretty solidly planted.
Oh, why is the right crank case cover off?
Well, it just so happens that my clutch was trashed beyond anything I've even seen on the internet. It looked like someone dumped over a pound of glitter in my transmission and clutch case. Fuckin' unbelievable. I found a stellar deal on an entire clutch on Ebay, and it's in sweet condition, so once the Dad and I tear things down and check out the rest of the stuff we'll hopefully be golden again.
I had it out on the road through all the gears, and it was insanely fun and fast, but the power was way way way different from my lightswitch like smaller bike. It didn't matter where you were in the powerband, it just pulled ahead like an angry beast.
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I don't quite know how I managed it, but I pulled the fucker out without any help, except the assistance of my sweet lift system, and a ladder, and some MN made 100 proof cinnamon something or another.
Turns out the only thing you need to do is smash the everliving fuck out of your ring finger on the left hand, and take 99% of the skin off the knuckle of your right thumb.
Once that was accomplished, I removed the head. Bore looks sorta okay. There are a few rub marks, but you can still see the hatching damnnear everywhere. Then I discovered the piston is STUPIDLY loose. I will get it measured for sure tomorrow, but there is NO way that a piston should be that loose at all.
I don't know what to think. The thing was in minty shape when I bought it (so far as I could tell from a 2 hour exam). Now I know why the dudeman (older and at the time seemed to know a SHITLOAD about maintenance).
But!!!!! There were these tiny discrepancies in his know-how.
Turns out I decided not to trust a word he said. They washed the hell out of the bike, so it was clean as fuck when I bought it. He says "one race on it this year since a new re-build." It's his son's bike. One of the localish national pros supposedly spent time on it. I don't give a fuck about that. I'd rather it was some 70 YO dude's farm bike that only has two total hours on it.
From what I can tell. Neither the dudeman or his 35 YO son knew anything about bikes or maintenance except "fill it with gas and go!" Top end is near brand new, it has some aftermarket bolt on goodies, but that's it. The condition of the clutch and everything else (engine bolts, plastic bolts, etc.) say that it has never been apart aside from the top end.
It's amazing what people who claim to know what they were doing to stuff did. Sometimes I think people just don't have a clue but think they do. I know I dont know alot but atleast I look to people that do This is reminding me of the jetski I picked up last summer. Hopefully you get that thing back together quickly.
Looks like it'll be great once again when you get it done.
I have to say that's kind of funny right there. Danny was so gracious to offer his service in "rebuilding" Bryans shocks(aka shipping them back leaking oil all over) but then has someone else rebuild his own shocks.