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Offline m in sc

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Re: Update: Hard Bang on Starts... new engine? help
« Reply #50 on: October 07, 2017, 06:17:30 pm »
i agree,id fix the issue and move on. total rebuild a waste of money, the failure wasn't from excessive wear on the engine internals.

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Re: Update: Hard Bang on Starts... new engine? help
« Reply #51 on: October 07, 2017, 09:35:28 pm »
This.  /\

Aircraft piston engines have cylinders that are removable individually for repair.  In the thirty years I was an A&P mechanic, I probably pulled a couple of hundred jugs for various reasons and did only what was needed, then the engines finished their lives just fine.

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Re: Update: Hard Bang on Starts... new engine? help
« Reply #52 on: October 07, 2017, 11:19:32 pm »
Just to clarify, I wasn’t suggesting a “total rebuild”, merely replacing
the bent rod and bolting up the engine with fresh gaskets, o-rings,
hoses, etc. All told, less than $300 in parts and a day’s labor.
Well worth it IMO.

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Re: Update: Hard Bang on Starts... new engine? help
« Reply #53 on: October 08, 2017, 10:52:40 am »
Just to clarify, I wasn’t suggesting a “total rebuild”, merely replacing
the bent rod and bolting up the engine with fresh gaskets, o-rings,
hoses, etc. All told, less than $300 in parts and a day’s labor.
Well worth it IMO.

I'm on board with that idea.
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Re: Update: Hard Bang on Starts... new engine? help
« Reply #54 on: October 10, 2017, 12:02:17 am »
This.  /\

Aircraft piston engines have cylinders that are removable individually for repair.  In the thirty years I was an A&P mechanic, I probably pulled a couple of hundred jugs for various reasons and did only what was needed, then the engines finished their lives just fine.

Don't do a heart transplant to fix a broken toe.

Thanks. My brother was a pilot, bush then fire bomber and then exec twin turbo Kingair. He's knocked the tops off cylinders in the Beavers he'd flown. Replaced and out they'd go again.

If the #3 can be fixed without the tear down I'll certainly do that - if it isn't possible in-engine, the hourly cost will rackup on the teardown over a replacement install - ? probably. I have to weigh it. IF I was some big shot, I'd just go buy a new bike.

Interesting you mentioned aircraft engines... one of the options I've considered is simply trading motorcycle adventure life for para-sail/ultra-light, and try not to kill myself that way.   :beerchug:
At 130 km/h my Connie went 480' without me. I stopped sliding after 220'. The coyote ended up going in two directions at once. Fredericton, NB.

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Re: Update: Hard Bang on Starts... new engine? help
« Reply #55 on: October 10, 2017, 12:04:08 am »
Just to clarify, I wasn’t suggesting a “total rebuild”, merely replacing
the bent rod and bolting up the engine with fresh gaskets, o-rings,
hoses, etc. All told, less than $300 in parts and a day’s labor.
Well worth it IMO.

I'm on board with that idea.

This is what I am hoping for.  Anyone know where I can find info on how to do the rod without engine removal?
At 130 km/h my Connie went 480' without me. I stopped sliding after 220'. The coyote ended up going in two directions at once. Fredericton, NB.

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Re: Update: Hard Bang on Starts... new engine? help
« Reply #56 on: October 10, 2017, 11:23:12 am »
IIRC Colin did a writeup in the Concourier about 8 years ago. I'm not sure as a forum subscriber you have access to those archives. Probably time to pony up and join the club you're asking all the advise from.  ;) Steve
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Re: Update: Hard Bang on Starts... new engine? help
« Reply #57 on: October 12, 2017, 07:51:05 pm »
IIRC Colin did a writeup in the Concourier about 8 years ago. I'm not sure as a forum subscriber you have access to those archives. Probably time to pony up and join the club you're asking all the advise from.  ;) Steve

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I have been in the past Steve, and was more of a contributor than the tricicle rating (after the server switch). New father ship reduced ride time to a trickle so I has out of contact with COG for years. Good idea though, considering!
At 130 km/h my Connie went 480' without me. I stopped sliding after 220'. The coyote ended up going in two directions at once. Fredericton, NB.

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Re: Update: Hard Bang on Starts... new engine? help
« Reply #58 on: October 25, 2017, 01:52:47 am »
SOLUTION
On Monday I rode home on my new to me ‘16 V-Strom 650EXP, with less than 4000 kms on it, for more than 5k less than the new price.

Have eye-balled the Strom for ten years. Didn’t see the practicality of the cost to repair or end up with a god-knows-what kind of used engine replacement on a 20 year old motorcycle. Guess it tipped me over to the Time for a Change. You can’t go find trout and camp in the woods with a sport-tourer (but I imagine someone will send a photo who did...)

Very nice change. Smooth as silk, 200 lbs lighter, less noise and more comfortable for me; powerful and nimble, prefer the suspension, fantastic lights and futuristic ABS too. Pure delight. Rode with my buddy on his RT1200, and easily kept pace with king Beem at 130 kms cruise hwy. No vibration in the bars, no hand going numb. More wind though, but not bad at all. Fuel injection, what a marvelous invention. Screw you hydrolock.

Will sell my grand ol’ Merlin the Connie as is, with full list of wonderous upgrades, all done myself - a great experience. Sad to see it go, but looking forward to a whole new ball game of motorcycling. Great parts or project, but for someone else.
« Last Edit: October 25, 2017, 02:28:09 am by Merlin97 »
At 130 km/h my Connie went 480' without me. I stopped sliding after 220'. The coyote ended up going in two directions at once. Fredericton, NB.

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Re: Update: Hard Bang on Starts... new engine? help
« Reply #59 on: October 25, 2017, 10:03:52 am »
Sounds like a fun solution!  How about a pic of that bad boy? :beerchug:

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Re: Update: Hard Bang on Starts... new engine? help
« Reply #60 on: October 25, 2017, 01:38:22 pm »
This bike isn't mine (bike show in Toronto), but exactly the same colour and options.
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« Last Edit: October 25, 2017, 02:02:36 pm by Merlin97 »
At 130 km/h my Connie went 480' without me. I stopped sliding after 220'. The coyote ended up going in two directions at once. Fredericton, NB.