Time for a complete motor!!
Posted July 12, 2002 - 10:26 PM
Sure enough I did need a top end. The biggest culprit(s?) of the loss of compression was a situation where the valves had tightend themselves up. (because of heat). Regardless of the valve situation my top end was overdue for rebuild. Back in the 2-stroke days for me this would mean a 6 pack and a piston kit from Weisco. I told them to do it.
Getting back to the loss of 5th gear: I cracked the gear in half plain and simple. I had to ride the bike in 4th gear for the last 40 or 50 miles of flat desert roads of my last race. (poor thing was pinned in 4th for a long time).
As far as im concerned I think that I've gotten my money's worth with this bike. I mean, how much can we really expect out of our bikes??? I've owned 2 WR's with no problems to speak of. I have really pounded this bike into the ground and it has just kept on ticking.....
I got my motor back tonight from the dealer with new: Piston/rings,cylinder,complete crank assembly,flywheel(the thing was oval),5 gears,oil pump and filter,stator(it got grounded down),all the gaskets and labor for $1400.00. (new motor)
When I took the motor in I explained to my mechanic that I needed to have this motor 100% as I plan on racing in Baja and I have 2 more races in Nevada to rap up the "Best in the desert" series in which im currently in 2nd place. Im sure he could've patched up the motor but I don't want to chance it.
This weekend I look forward to putting the motor in and get back to rippin. I'll keep you guys posted...
[ July 13, 2002: Message edited by: Dan Lorenze ]
Posted July 13, 2002 - 12:02 AM
You could have gone for the BIG BORE kit!!
Eric Gorr does the whole thing, including parts, for ~$350.00
Posted July 13, 2002 - 07:15 AM