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Old 11-21-2012, 08:46 AM   #101 (permalink)
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No, that's actually the hole for the cam tensioner bolt.
What happend was one of my cylinders was no good, and out of the 2 parts cylinders I bought, only 1 was good. They ended up both being either fronts, or backs(I forget). the only difference between the 2 is that the holes for the cam tensioner were on the opposite side. I drilled a hole where I needed it, but the left over hole was still there.
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Old 11-21-2012, 12:51 PM   #102 (permalink)
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Nice work! Yeah definitely buy the special coolant o-rings. As Luis said, they are wedge shaped and designed that way so the water pipe kinda pops into it's seat, and the wedged o-ring helps hold everything in place. I also replaced all my coolant o-rings and haven't found a drop of coolant leaking yet.

Well too bad some idiot sold you the wrong cylinder! But good work improvising and making the parts you have work out for you.
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Old 11-21-2012, 01:01 PM   #103 (permalink)
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That "idiot" also provided me with some other necessary parts. I will forever be in his debt.
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Old 11-21-2012, 01:23 PM   #104 (permalink)
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....you guys are so adorable....
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Old 11-21-2012, 01:34 PM   #105 (permalink)
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lol
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Well, that's all I needed to sway my decision. My wife already told me she likes it unpainted, but I needed another male perspective.

On a side note, last night I was cleaning some parts off with the wire wheel on my bench grinder, and it jumped up and caught my hand. Needless to say I am missing some skin on my left hand. lesson learned. Always wear work gloves when using the bench grinder!

WRONG! WRONG! WRONG! Never wear gloves when using a bench grinder. I am a Journeyman Machinist and i can tell you is is better to lose a bit of skin rather than have you whole hand pulled into the wheel or wire brush and lose complete fingers or your whole hand. I have seen it too many times.
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I agree 100%. NEVER EVER. Use to work in maintenance dept.


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WRONG! WRONG! WRONG! Never wear gloves when using a bench grinder. I am a Journeyman Machinist and i can tell you is is better to lose a bit of skin rather than have you whole hand pulled into the wheel or wire brush and lose complete fingers or your whole hand. I have seen it too many times.
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I agree 100%. NEVER EVER. Use to work in maintenance dept.
Another +1 on that. I used to work at a machine shop. They were nuts about safety and it drove me crazy most of the time but one of the safety rules was, "no wearing gloves" along with "no long sleeves", and "no rings". Like already said, better to loose some skin than your whole hand or arm.
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Old 12-04-2012, 09:26 PM   #109 (permalink)
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Well I took the wire wheel to the coolent tubes and you guys will be proud, no gloves. When I originally painted the tubes, I just painted over the existing paint and it ended up chipping.
While I was waiting for them to dry inbetween coats, I took the carbs apart to give them a thorough clean. I followed the 3 part video on YouTube that someone posted on another thread. Turns out that the slow jet on the front cylinder was totally plugged. I got everything cleaned out and put back together, so now I am waititing for the paint to dry so I can reassemble.
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Good catch. Yeah a plugged slow jet will definitely make it very difficult to get your bike started.
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