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Offline Holliday

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Re: Engine knock
« Reply #25 on: September 10, 2019, 03:15:37 pm »
The oil light did flicker at Low rpms

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Re: Engine knock
« Reply #26 on: September 10, 2019, 07:10:11 pm »
Milky oil is a sign of water/antifreeze mixing with the oil.  (not good)
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Re: Engine knock
« Reply #27 on: September 10, 2019, 07:58:33 pm »
Holiday, I'm roaming around the southeast on a rideabout. Where are you at? Maybe I can swing by and see what's what.
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Re: Engine knock
« Reply #28 on: September 11, 2019, 01:20:26 am »
Go SteveJ!

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Re: Engine knock
« Reply #29 on: September 11, 2019, 04:11:30 am »
It's easy to post a video to YouTube.
8 seconds is tiny by YouTube standards.
If you have a google account I think you can just touch the share icon then pick you tube instead of your e-mail.
Post a link here (I never get the videos to run in a box)
If your bike starts and runs you should look for everything that can make a knocking noise.
My cam chain was making noise when I first got mine, and sometimes since.
For mental comfort I like to feel the exhaust pulses at the tailpipes.
There's a crossover pipe but I feel better when the pulses on the left feel like the pulses on the right.
If they don't there's a big hint.
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Re: Engine knock
« Reply #30 on: September 11, 2019, 10:28:26 am »
As well use of a piece of garden hose or stethoscope can help asertin engine noise source by amplification. By some a steel tool placed strategically on motor surface points is useful too. That feeling the noise by hand as it were.

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Re: Engine knock
« Reply #31 on: September 11, 2019, 03:16:15 pm »
define low rpms. below 1000?

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Re: Engine knock
« Reply #32 on: September 11, 2019, 03:23:55 pm »
you could be asking for oil problems if your running below 1000rpm,

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Re: Engine knock
« Reply #33 on: September 11, 2019, 09:11:29 pm »
Pm’d you my info hope your still out

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Re: Engine knock
« Reply #34 on: September 11, 2019, 09:18:37 pm »
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Re: Engine knock
« Reply #35 on: September 11, 2019, 09:18:48 pm »
So I’m being told that sight I see that one shop would want 2500 to rebuild another told that it would cost 1500 to put a new motor in the bike cost me 800 a year and a half ago and its been my favorite bike I have had out of many

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Re: Engine knock
« Reply #36 on: September 11, 2019, 09:20:54 pm »
Thank you bud

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Re: Engine knock
« Reply #37 on: September 11, 2019, 09:34:26 pm »
As I said, buy another bike. But have you determined that your engine is toast?

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Re: Engine knock
« Reply #38 on: September 11, 2019, 09:42:24 pm »
That’s my problem I don’t know and and it’s going to cost me about 200 to even come close to finding out and my pockets are not deep and I could put that to another bike but nobody is selling a running bike down here in Los Angeles for 800 like they do in January when I got her

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Re: Engine knock
« Reply #39 on: September 11, 2019, 09:50:52 pm »
There's a free one in the bay area in the Classifieds

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Re: Engine knock
« Reply #40 on: September 11, 2019, 09:53:55 pm »
Yeah sent a msg about it and I am hopeful

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Re: Engine knock
« Reply #41 on: September 12, 2019, 03:16:41 am »
Good luck Holliday on SANFRAN give away.

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Re: Engine knock
« Reply #42 on: September 12, 2019, 03:23:04 am »
Talked to the guy and he was straight forward about it needing a little tlc and that’s why it’s more of a local give away but the on-site from all these guys has been great and i hopeful some one can listen to the video that was posted and the can help me figure out if it’s a fix or not unfortunately I think it’s a not

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Re: Engine knock
« Reply #43 on: September 12, 2019, 09:44:04 am »
Talked to the guy and he was straight forward about it needing a little tlc and that’s why it’s more of a local give away but the on-site from all these guys has been great and i hopeful some one can listen to the video that was posted and the can help me figure out if it’s a fix or not unfortunately I think it’s a not

Where is the video ?
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Re: Engine knock
« Reply #44 on: September 12, 2019, 11:30:45 am »
Go SteveJ!
It didn't work out. He lives in Torrence are ofCalifornia. I'm on my way to the spider rally from North Georgia RWTW. And then back to Florida.

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Re: Engine knock
« Reply #45 on: September 12, 2019, 02:51:28 pm »
What TLC did it need? Not drivable? Why didn't you get it to harvest the engine and other parts?

Talked to the guy and he was straight forward about it needing a little tlc and that’s why it’s more of a local give away but the on-site from all these guys has been great and i hopeful some one can listen to the video that was posted and the can help me figure out if it’s a fix or not unfortunately I think it’s a not

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Re: Engine knock
« Reply #46 on: September 12, 2019, 04:25:33 pm »
Talked to the guy and he was straight forward about it needing a little tlc and that’s why it’s more of a local give away but the on-site from all these guys has been great and i hopeful some one can listen to the video that was posted and the can help me figure out if it’s a fix or not unfortunately I think it’s a not

Where is the video ?

Here's a link to the video.
https://photos.app.goo.gl/j6Y8Fboiov57Nm928
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Re: Engine knock
« Reply #47 on: September 12, 2019, 07:34:19 pm »
Boy that does sound bad. Did you have trouble starting it like a backfire or hard to turnover when this happened? I’m wondering if it had a hydro lock and now you have a bent rod and it is hitting against the cylinder wall.
I would start by taking out the spark plugs and measuring the piston heights. If they are good then take a take the valve cover off and look for missing or broken pieces.
Did you find any metal when you dumped the oil?
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Re: Engine knock
« Reply #48 on: September 12, 2019, 07:57:35 pm »
id drop soem oil and look for glitter, then you will know. If it looks like a stripper has been all in there (glittery), then yeah, its probably done. If not, id look at the valve adjusters. digital video has a way of making sounds like that seem either over or under pronounced.

I had an adjuster back off like 25 years ago on a sohc cb750, man it sounded like the motor was going to come apart. was just the one  thing.

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Re: Engine knock
« Reply #49 on: September 14, 2019, 07:32:24 pm »
This will most likely be my last post in this thread, I’m really sad but it looks like I have to tap out for a minute since I have spent way to much on Uber’s without getting this bike running again and I have to get to work and while I would rather stay on my naked Connie I have to get a dependable little car
But that being said I’m not going to give up on her, I’m going to go the replacement engine route (that will be a whole new thread)
I want to say thank you to all that have tried to help me and I really appreciate all the help and guidance that this forum has given me an I can comfortably say I plan to be a COG for life