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thats gnarly. details or link?
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I removed stud with vise grips,
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I sent pictures, I still have to get the stud out of the bracket.
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I  removed the bracket, I pulled left side of bracket out and the stud on the right side broke off. I was lucky it did.....
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Concours 14 / ZG1400 General Chat and Tech / Re: Smoking C14
« Last post by MAN OF BLUES on Yesterday at 06:03:32 pm »
Good that you don't have a leaky cover gasket.  And a leaky gasket for the spark plugs wouldn't cause oil to get into the cylinders either. Eventually the plugs would be flooded, tho.

I think MOB is on the right track, as far as the reed valves are concerned ( for what that's worth ).

Did you reconnect the electrical connector that controls the reed valves ?   Did it snap together properly ?

The spark plug gasket has a dual purpose... It also seals those hollow dowel pins to the air suction circuit....  so, no, it won't "leak into the cylinders", or may not even be compromised at the plug well, but may be split or deformed from sealing the dowel....

gasket in picture is A
dowel is B
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My C-10 stops OK...
I would think it would! :great:
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Send me a pic.
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In some places it is easy to cut the bracket, but close to the stud is not so easy and that is where I need to cut it,to allow the bracket to clear the exhaust manifold and the inner radiator pipe. I wonder what I have to do to remove the inner radiator pipe?
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Ride Reports, Roads, Routes, and Places / North Cascades Hwy - March 2019
« Last post by Daboo on Yesterday at 05:51:07 pm »
So we've had a heat wave here in the Pacific Northwest, and starting today, the temps are supposed to return to normal.  After all the snow we got...which may not seem like much to those who normally get snow...this was a wonderful respite.  Snow in the PNW is supposed to be in the mountains, not the city streets and it shut Seattle down for weeks.

I knew before leaving that the entire North Cascades Highway was not completely clear.  There's snow plow crews working on both ends of the passes to clear it out.  But I knew it would be open far enough through to get a good ride in some of the most amazing scenery in the state.

I headed up I-5 till just past Arlington and then turned off onto Hwy 530.  If this is your first time through, stop for a moment or two to look at the Oso landslide.  An entire section of the hill slid off a few years back and buried the area east of the town and inhabitants there under 30-70 feet of mud and debris.

The scenery along Hwy 530 is beautiful in its own right.  Farmland.  Scattered homes and tiny communities along the base of the foothills of the Northern Cascades.  Here's some pics from the roads along Hwy 530.








Roads were good along the way.  The sand from the snow seems cleared, at least in your lane.  The center stripe area still had some in places. 

After riding along for an hour or so on roads like this, I reached the North Cascades National Park.



In a few weeks, I'm sure all that ice will be melted away.  Oh...temperatures varied a lot on the trip, often within a mile or less.  The high I saw on the temperature readout was 80F...but the low was 48F.  There were places where the air wasn't moving and the tree canopy was high and dense.  Those areas still had a foot or more of snow and between the shade, the still air, and the snow, the temperatures would plunge 15 degrees or more.  It was like a bunch of microclimates.  

Gorge Lake






I parked the bike at Colonial Creek Campground.



You can see ice still on the water in the distance.  This is DiabloLake from the campground area.






I thought these rings were interesting.




There's an observation point up the hill a couple miles past where they had the road blocked off, so I hiked up there.  I actually liked it better than when I've ridden through there.  It was a good time to spend seeing things that you go by too fast and hearing the sounds.  And except for a couple I passed who were going down as I was going up the hill, I had the place to myself.  






Diablo Lake from above at the Observation Point.







Look closely above the snow and the black spec is my bike.  






I left there and the way home was like the way up there.  No traffic.  It was just a great day to be out riding.

Chris
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My C-10 stops OK...
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