My bike...... silicone Mike, did you jink me?
Posted April 16, 2001 - 12:01 PM
Is there something I did while doing the valves that caused this?
Monty - am I still allowed to ride with you guys on Saturday if I'm on the XR or my KX500?
Posted April 16, 2001 - 12:10 PM
What about the 1/2 circle size alignment clip that is in the top of the cam cap. (don't know what else to call it)
This could be a likely thing to drop out if you aren't paying attention.
Just a thought.
Posted April 16, 2001 - 01:09 PM
I got the half circlips installed correctly - I think.... Those things are a bitch to get aligned.
Actually, I pulled the valve cover the other night and checked everything out - it looks good as far as I can tell. I thought maybe the timing chain wasn't properly aligned on the tensioner but it looks okay.
The noise sounds like it is coming from the right side/clutch area - hmm, sounds more & more like the counterbalancer problem.
I'm so pissed..... I'll probably start taking the bike apart tonight in hopes of getting it back together for Saturday.
Posted April 17, 2001 - 03:42 AM
Maybe the evil spirit who lives in my engine has finally left.... . I hope it's nothing major. What kind of engineer are you anyway?.... . Seriously, good luck with the beast. I won't be going to Stonyford this weekend for obvious reasons but my bike should be mended shortly (time not height)..
Posted April 17, 2001 - 07:24 AM
Seriously, I don't think the fix is too difficult but I won't be riding the WR this weekend. I figured I had better not take it apart until I've got the other 2 bikes back together - XR is getting a new TC so I can install bar risers/ProTapers & my KX just needs to be put back together so it is rideable.
What about coming up to Middle Creek again sometime soon? Now that it's not snowed in you might be able to enjoy the trails.