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  1. Check the valve clearances. OHC engines like the...

    Check the valve clearances. OHC engines like the GS and old jaguars have a nasty habit of seizing a valve or two while sitting for long periods.
    When they get turned over, a valve can get bent....
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    Are the plug leads on the correct cylinders ? the...

    Are the plug leads on the correct cylinders ? the pairings are 1 - 4 and 2 - 3. If you have only one of a pair on the right plug, you'll get the symptoms you have now.
  3. Thread: Cu head gasket

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    That's fine. After 40 plus years of doing this...

    That's fine. After 40 plus years of doing this stuff, I'm ready to put my feet up - and Rocinante is already out to pasture.
  4. Thread: Cu head gasket

    by GregT
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    Never seen a cutaway like that before. It's not...

    Never seen a cutaway like that before. It's not as received from the factory anyway.

    Bwringer explained it clearly. Oil comes up the four corner stud holes to lube the head. O rings around the...
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    And it's not correct now anyway. Better camchain,...

    And it's not correct now anyway. Better camchain, cams and springs have made the standard tensioner blade work.
    They put in the center sprocket to get more chain wraparound on the cams. The springs...
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    Made some progress on the GS1000 racebike today....

    Made some progress on the GS1000 racebike today. It was dropped off to me a couple of months ago - when i was undergoing radiation therapy - as a distraction.
    It's not been used for around 5 years...
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    What part of the frame are you using as a...

    What part of the frame are you using as a reference for the centerline ?

    Pull the seat and tank off and use the main top tube as the centerline.
    A long straightedge along that tube - used with a...
  8. If it's welded as you assemble each part -...

    If it's welded as you assemble each part - tacked, checked for alignment then finish welded - you should avoid distortion.

    An engineer local to me did an 1150 crank for a local drag racer. He'd...
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    A cheap long nose plier, with the tips ground to...

    A cheap long nose plier, with the tips ground to suit the circlip holes.
    They're stiffer than the orthodox circlip plier legs - and close completely.
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    Clean it up and reuse. Even the steels will clean...

    Clean it up and reuse. Even the steels will clean up on a wire wheel.
    That center's hardly worn.
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    Two or three heat/cooling cycles and maybe a...

    Two or three heat/cooling cycles and maybe a rattle gun on the puller center bolt should do it.

    I had one like that way back, the puller was on it for 3 days before i heard it pop.
  12. Thread: Cu head gasket

    by GregT
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    Use O rings - but make sure they're thicker than...

    Use O rings - but make sure they're thicker than the gasket.
    1.5mm copper, I'd use 2.0mm O rings - ensuring they fit reasonably snugly in the holes.
    And lightly countersink the holes you bore for...
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    They did for several years. Google Suzuki...

    They did for several years. Google Suzuki Cappucino. There's a few here, don't know if they got to the US.
  14. Higher numbers on the slides mean higher...

    Higher numbers on the slides mean higher cutaways. Higher cutaways mean more air at part throttle which equals leaner. And vice versa.
    Generally, if it's a lean cutaway, there'll be a richer pilot...
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    I've done it with the backplate and springs still...

    I've done it with the backplate and springs still in place. Stick, you'd risk welding the spring end in as well.
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    Not really enough to get hold of - and the...

    Not really enough to get hold of - and the backplate appears to be high tensile steel sheet.
    What i've done a couple of times on road motors is insert a 2mm steel shim against the spring end - and...
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    You say you ended up replacing the inner sleeve....

    You say you ended up replacing the inner sleeve. Do you mean the large spacer which the needle roller bearing runs on ?

    If yes, you may have a short spacer. The length of this when trapped between...
  18. Just the block should suffice.But if you've used...

    Just the block should suffice.But if you've used an MLS head gasket, I wouldn't re-use it as you will almost certainly have stretched/indented areas of it already - and it may not seal again.
  19. Correct. It's the only way of ensuring everything...

    Correct. It's the only way of ensuring everything is level.
    Take it to a machine shop and ask for a very light levelling cut on the top surface. They'll probably only take about .005in off which...
  20. And again - you changed the sleeves ? If this...

    And again - you changed the sleeves ?

    If this has been done it's imperative to have the top surface of the block skimmed flat.
    Even if you think it is already flat.
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    Two points come to mind looking at the...

    Two points come to mind looking at the pic.Firstly, yes, probably bad valve guide seals.Secondly, the squish areas on the pistons front and back having so little carbon on suggests the block has been...
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    Here, for production racing, what you did was get...

    Here, for production racing, what you did was get Suzuki NZ to build - and homologate as production - a run of bikes with Yosh Stage 2 cams, the 30mm carbs and big bore pipes.
    There is of course a...
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    I've more than once bought industrial blank...

    I've more than once bought industrial blank sprockets and machined them to suit.
    530 is a common industrial size and is easily machined to 520.
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    Locking it via the screw on the side is...

    Locking it via the screw on the side is effectively a poor man's manual tensioner.Same constraints as using a manual tensioner. Adjust when it gets noisy. Lock again after adjusting.I tend to adjust...
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    A really obscure one which I remember fondly -...

    A really obscure one which I remember fondly - Hot Rod RacerBased around the Rockford Gasser meet. The cars alone are worth watching it.
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