Saturday, September 14, 2013

Cylinder Removal

As you can see, I got the cylinders off the motorcycle.  Both they and the pistons look pretty good.

After removing the heads, there are no additional fasteners holding the cylinder "barrels" on, so it was just a matter of sliding them off.  Of course they didn't come willingly, so I had to persuade them with some gentle taps with the dead blow hammer.  Interestingly, they didn't have gaskets or a large O-ring at the base, which my literature indicates should be there.

Have to be careful not to let the piston clank down onto the studs.

 It's barely an engine any more.

 I measured the bore and pistons and they are within spec, so I will just give the cylinders a quick hone and slap some new rings on it and it should be good to go.  The heads, however, are definitely going to the machinist to have the exhaust valves checked/fixed.

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