Bigiains 55w

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Re: Bigiains 55w

Post by bigiain » Sun Feb 12, 2017 9:26 pm

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Yep it worked thanks. Spent a pleasant day in garage
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Added an extra lubrication system
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Re: Bigiains 55w

Post by ActionManMelb » Mon Feb 13, 2017 9:15 am

Great to see the link worked. :star:

Engine is coming along nicely! :confetti:
Have you had the connecting rod copper plated?
Wear at the small end is the cause of many rods being scrapped so please tell all about what you have done.
"Don't worry," he said, "things could be worse ........."
So I stopped worrying and lo and behold, things did get worse!

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Re: Bigiains 55w

Post by ActionManMelb » Mon Feb 13, 2017 9:19 am

Actionman lending a hand in that last pic!!
I only just noticed him lurking. :evil:
"Don't worry," he said, "things could be worse ........."
So I stopped worrying and lo and behold, things did get worse!

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Previously Owned Bikes: Suzuki er 125, Yamaha rd 350(still got a sore knee from crashing it)
Bombardier 250, Honda xl 250, Honda xr 600,Suzuki Dr 600
Xt600, Yamaha fz 600, s10 750, Kawasaki zx9r,Honda cr 500
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Re: Bigiains 55w

Post by bigiain » Mon Feb 13, 2017 3:36 pm

I got conrod,crankpin,bearing,and washers from a place in holland called cmsl (or something like that)
I was working last week in Birmingham so I dropped into Grampian motors in Liverpool on the way past.
Gave the guy my crankshaft and the new bits and he pulled the timing gear off and pressed the new bits on in 10 mins
For a bargain 30 quid. My old conrod was a bit shoogly round the gudgeon pin so I thought it was better to replace the lot.Prised apart the oil strainer to clean it and just as well ,it was full of old sealer
The bottom end went together easier than I thought,I'm glad I had a bash at it now. Just waiting for a couple of new locktabs to come and a decent torque wrench before I go any further. Thanks for your help so far :tenere:

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Re: Bigiains 55w

Post by jibber » Tue Feb 14, 2017 6:47 am

I think what AM's on about, is thatb in the first picture, it looks like the small end end of the conrod has been dipped in a copper plating tank, maybe thats just how they are produced now :scratch:

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Re: Bigiains 55w

Post by bigiain » Wed Feb 22, 2017 6:55 pm

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Engine built :star: :star: :star: lost myself in garage for 3 days. Everything seemed to go together ok. I've got one stripped thread in the left case where the clutch cable guide bolts on. I'll get a 7mm bolt and tap it out when the engines in the bike. I'm not happy with the powder coating job as it has chipped in a few places when I've tightened bolts. I want to sand the fins but I can't bring myself to do it in case it chips off.
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Re: Bigiains 55w

Post by Mezo » Wed Feb 22, 2017 7:07 pm

Wow :omg:

Looks brand new.

Mezo.

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Re: Bigiains 55w

Post by jibber » Wed Feb 22, 2017 8:47 pm

:drool: , it helps if you spot face where the allen cap sits, with paint anyways, never tried it with powder coat

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Previously Owned Bikes: Suzuki er 125, Yamaha rd 350(still got a sore knee from crashing it)
Bombardier 250, Honda xl 250, Honda xr 600,Suzuki Dr 600
Xt600, Yamaha fz 600, s10 750, Kawasaki zx9r,Honda cr 500
Yamaha yz 490, Kawasaki kx 500, Yamaha xt 500 ( sold it for £200 what a
Tosser)
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Re: Bigiains 55w

Post by bigiain » Thu Feb 23, 2017 6:34 pm

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A small victory. Engine in :accordian: what's spot facing jibber?

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Re: Bigiains 55w

Post by jibber » Thu Feb 23, 2017 9:34 pm

Using something like this
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Pilot-Slottin ... _dFtUW54dw
with your cases/covers/whatever on your drill press table lightly recut the faces after paint, then the cap doesnt chew up the finish, but as I said, I have not done it with powder coat, just paint.

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