Das Bike Projekt: Rule 1!

Rule Number One: Always check your tire pressure before you ride.

Rule Number Two: If you forget Rule Number One, don’t get all excited with how your new engine is running, twist the grip hard and take her up to 80 per, and snap your fool stem off!

I didn’t realize what i had done until i rolled the bike back to put it on the center stand and SSSSSSSSSSSssssssssssss……

New tube by Tuesday.

Das Bike Projekt: Motor Assembly oh so close….

Carbs and tank are on

Left to do:

Clean up tools

Put on Exhaust

check valve lash

put on valve covers

change jets

check for spark

add 1 gallon of gas

check oil

MY idol, Professor FATE!

push the button MAX!

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Das Bike Projekt: Motor Assembly Cont.

99 degrees in the garage, but i did last 2 1/2 hours and got a little done! Up Next https://kirkusblog.com/2012/06/22/das-bike-projekt-motor-assembly-oh-so-close/

Das Bike Projekt: Engine Rebuild

82mm = 746cc… 87mm = 839cc… 97mm = 1044cc

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Das Bike Projekt: Tear it Down

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Well I went to the shop and got the compression tester, AND the table lift!!

The test revealed 130PSI on one side and 100PSI on the other, so the engine has to come down, no point in fiddling with it with a 30% difference in compression.

Good thing i pulled it down because there is a spot of corrosion in the bore on one side, probably from the bikes long storage. So, to re-sleeve, re-ring and keep my Venolia pistons, or to get the power kit and swap them out, then offset the cost by selling the rare Reg Pridmore Kit on to a vintage racer that would love to have some old, unobtainable speed equipment? Decisions, Decisions…..

Up Next https://kirkusblog.com/2012/06/15/das-bike-projekt-engine-rebuild/

Das Bike Projekt: Back on Track

I started pulling the bike back down, I Tightened the loose timing chest. If I  forgot to torque it, or the gasket compressed over time, I do not know. Next step is do the compression test, check timing and valves, and have a go at the carbs.

Up Next https://kirkusblog.com/2012/06/12/das-bike-projekt-tear-it-down/