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Offline Fencejumper09

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2018-12-05 Sanity Check Garage Party
« on: December 04, 2018, 09:42:25 AM »
I am planning to do the top end on YZ 295 Wednesday night and could use a few more sets of eyes as a sanity check while I go through it.

Planning to get started around 6:00 PM so I can grab some pizza from Little Caesars or delivery. I have a case of Heineken in the beer fridge for anyone who drinks it but if you want something else you are on your own!

If you have something you need help working on feel free to bring it over too and we should be able to multi-task.

I have the tire changing stand and balancing stand as well.

Feel free to come hang out and watch us make some stupid mistakes that hopefully don't impede me riding this weekend!



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Re: 2018-12-05 Sanity Check Garage Party
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2018, 09:30:14 PM »
I live in the West side of Homewood. Shoot me a PM for my address!
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Re: 2018-12-05 Sanity Check Garage Party
« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2018, 08:17:52 AM »
I'll bring some solder and a compression tester
just give 'er the berries !

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Re: 2018-12-05 Sanity Check Garage Party
« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2018, 08:32:50 AM »
@kylepeterson I have a compression tester so we should be good there!

Do you want ham and olives on your thin crust?
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Re: 2018-12-05 Sanity Check Garage Party
« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2018, 08:51:48 AM »
Going to head your way as soon as the wee one goes to bed
I'll never be old enough to ride a sportbike responsibly...

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Re: 2018-12-05 Sanity Check Garage Party
« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2018, 09:48:02 AM »
Sounds good!
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Re: 2018-12-05 Sanity Check Garage Party
« Reply #6 on: December 05, 2018, 08:22:35 PM »
I wish I could be there. Give us a progress update.
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Re: 2018-12-05 Sanity Check Garage Party
« Reply #7 on: December 05, 2018, 11:03:08 PM »
It was a solid night of buffoonery with @kylepeterson  and @bblass saying “it’s fine” and @BrianAo34  and myself agreeing that parts need to be replaced. The head studs were boogered  from installation with vise grips. Several of the power valve screws had completely backed out for who knows how long and others had been nearly rounded out.

Needless to say more parts were ordered and hopefully reassembly will be soon.

Pics up tomorrow.

And also Brian ate a salad!
« Last Edit: December 06, 2018, 09:23:16 AM by Fencejumper09 »
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Re: 2018-12-05 Sanity Check Garage Party
« Reply #8 on: December 06, 2018, 02:05:35 AM »
Thanks for the plug. Respect

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Re: 2018-12-05 Sanity Check Garage Party
« Reply #9 on: December 06, 2018, 09:31:49 AM »
While I was impatiently waiting for my pizza to be delivered, the guys had removed most everything and were ready to remove the cylinder!



Not only did Brian show up with an extra pizza, because three isn't enough for 4 guys, but he brought a bowl of green leafy looking stuff!



THe cylinder and head came off with only minor setbacks and things did not look too bad. Looks like a leaking head gasket was the culprit for the coolant I was finding under my bike.





The bore looked good but someone installed the head studs with vise-grips on the top portion of threads. While Kyle and Ben said they wouldn't worry about it, the engineers in the room agreed it would be best to order some new studs.

Disassembly continued and to my surprise three of the bolts that are used to activate the powervalve had backed completely out. I always thought the bike lacked a little top end power so this may explain that.







So no assembly was performed last night but a shit load of parts were ordered this morning! Hope to get it buttoned up this weekend while it is rainy!

TKO training needs to start now! Sign-up is this evening!!
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Re: 2018-12-05 Sanity Check Garage Party
« Reply #10 on: December 06, 2018, 11:42:59 AM »
 Didn't see this til today...crap.

Well it was a SANITY CHECK Garage Party so I woulda failed it anyway.


Never been exactly sane ya know.  ;)
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Re: 2018-12-05 Sanity Check Garage Party
« Reply #11 on: December 06, 2018, 03:36:28 PM »
i predict everything will be fine, actually much better than fine, with that variable compression thing a ma bob functioning.

just give 'er the berries !

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Re: 2018-12-05 Sanity Check Garage Party
« Reply #12 on: December 06, 2018, 10:56:49 PM »
Don’t know how I missed this event. Would sure liked to have made it. I’ve been hovering over the Ural doing nit picky things.
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