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Ride Reports, Roads, Routes, and Places / Re: Mexico
« Last post by Greenie on Today at 09:27:48 pm »
Last night I had the bike washed and detailed for $3.18, my leather Schlott bomber jacket with sweat stains and bird poo cleaned for $21. My boots shined for $2.12. A great meal with 2 drinks each here is about $50.00. Regular gas (87 octane no ethanol) is about $3.80 a gallon.
Southeast Events / Re: RWTW Roomate?
« Last post by mr t on Today at 09:08:36 pm »
   Jerry- I'm interested. Please keep me informed.

    Tom Taylor COG#7173         P.S.- Either let me know by forum or PM.
glad you got it out.  :beerchug: what a PIA
Concours 14 / ZG1400 General Chat and Tech / Re: Clutch Friction Zone
« Last post by Bud on Today at 08:36:17 pm »
This might help.  I'd probably suspect the slave cylinder being corroded inside preventing full movement.
Concours 14 / ZG1400 General Chat and Tech / Re: Smoking C14
« Last post by IBAJIM on Today at 08:29:01 pm »
Is it possible for the reed valve assy. to be installed "backwards ?
Concours 14 / ZG1400 General Chat and Tech / Re: Smoking C14
« Last post by Gordie on Today at 08:17:07 pm »
Thanks for all your suggestions, I will try and comment on all the questions you all had.
I did replace the cover gasket, spark plug/dowel pin gaskets and the bolt gaskets with new ones.
The only place I put sealant was on the cover gasket and I thought I did a good job of keeping it thin as to not have drips or chunks.
I did clean and refit the reed valves (no sealant used) proper direction and all seated well.  The previous owner had blocked the vent tube to the reed valves and the reed valve motor is not working.  I assume this was done to resolve backfiring issues he had after modifying the muffler.
All dowel pins should be in place and I say "should" because they stayed seated when I removed the cover also, I accounted for them in my button-up review.
Everything looked good inside the top end prior to the cover being reinstalled (this bike has 11K on it).
What's new to me is this air induction system that is intended to burn off exhaust gasses.  I'm kind of leaning towards this as the culprit. With this system inoperative would the reed valves be a consideration?  Aside from excess wear or damage where else can oil enter the cylinder/exhaust from the cam shaft area? Remember, the bike ran great (smoke-free) before I started this leak fix.
I'm looking to share a room. I'm a non-smoker and new to the rally.
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