10 sec or so of running. Got it started again and took it for a very short ride around the truck, but it just didn't seem right, so I rode back to the truck where it died right as I came to a stop. At this point the kick starter was locked up. I waited about 5 min and the kick starter moved through the stroke again just fine.
There is plenty of compression
Coolant was topped off
Water pump looks good
Just a couple tiny flakes of metal in the oil
Timing is still dead on
Now I didn't check my ring gaps before installing the piston, But the rings were indexed on the piston correctly. I used all OEM parts.
Any idea where to start checking for the problem? I'm thinking I need to tear down the top end again to check for damage. I hope the cylinder is ok. The bike seems to run great until it gets hot, then it feels down on power and back fires a lot. I just don't know where to start.
Edited by luckyguy19, September 20, 2012 - 04:11 AM.