I Suck!!!!!!

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  • riden wr in Co

Posted April 22, 2006 - 12:18 PM


So I put a new piston and rings in my '01 just a few weeks ago. Rode it Moab 65 or 80 miles. New to warm it up really well before git'n on it. Fast as a mo fo.
This morning, I was late to a meeting, forgot all about the fact she wasn't broken in yet. T about 70 mph on I-70, she gave it about a mile then,,,she died.
haven't taken it apart yet, thought I woulsd ask for tips advise help something.
Please refrain from any smart ass comments until tomorrow as I Cant take it right now
R.I.P. ????


Posted April 22, 2006 - 01:30 PM


So a little more info would be helpful. Did it just quit or did it stick the piston and lock up. While it probably isn't fully broken in I would think 65 - 80 miles would have been enough to keep it from seizing up. Don't overlook that it may be totally unrelated and just a coincidence. Then again maybe not.

  • atf8611

Posted April 23, 2006 - 09:08 AM


did you run out of gas? is it locked up? if not, do you still have compression?

  • Numskull

Posted April 23, 2006 - 09:46 AM


did you run out of gas? is it locked up? if not, do you still have compression?

like what he said :thumbsup: check your gas by pulling your hose off or better yet pulling the plug on the bottom of the float bowl to eliminate that as a problem. Dont forget to check for spark.

also heres a good artical on break-in http://mototuneusa.c..._in_secrets.htm

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  • riden wr in Co

Posted April 25, 2006 - 07:41 PM


Well it was unrelated. I helped out a guy out who was out of gas and pulled the carb out of the air intake boot while removing the new fuel hose I put on. It folded over on the side next to the shock. I affectively sucked in an hour or so of sand. The cams look like They were ground with a course grinding wheel, the head is melted on the cam seats and I cant get the head off yet. Enough for one day.
thanks any way for trying to help.
I re-iterate,,,,,I SUCK!!!! :crazy:

  • bcs

Posted April 25, 2006 - 09:17 PM


Yikes!! :crazy:
I guess that could happen to any of us, if we were doing some quick work on the trail. Really sorry to hear that happened; that's gonna take some work (not to mention $$$) to fix.
What do you think caused the air boot to come off? It should be clamped on pretty tight on both sides.

  • jwriott

Posted April 26, 2006 - 06:40 AM


Bummer. Especially since you did it to help someone else out.

  • kskyles

Posted April 26, 2006 - 07:40 AM


that's not fair. if you stopped to help someone out, you should have gotten a ton of 'good guy points' in your karma bank.

sorry to hear about your misfortune. sounds like a mess....


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