So in between my brothers house renovation, (transforming a century old home that was a duplex back to a single family) to kids swim and gymnastic lessons, I have been working on the engine a wee bit. Over the course of the summer I bought an almost complete bike because I needed the Stator, and Rotor for mine to work. Turns out the engine is my guinea pig for the tear down. I tear down the spare then work on mine. Works out well as I'll have two running engines by the end of it.
The one on the left is the 1979 engine, the right is an 1980, the '80 is the spare
The 1979 engine was in better shape, seems like the spare engine was left outside with one spark plug unistalled so it was a wee bit rusty in one cylinder.
here is the cylinder head.
a little bit of carbon build up
not too bad with the pistons
Now It's not that I'm cheap, I'm just resourceful and would rather spend my money on a gasket kit or new part so buying specialty tools is not my strong suit. I'd rather make them so I introduce my recipe for a valve compressor.
Take one unusable 5" C-Clamp, one 3/4" conduit pipe and mix in an earth magnet and voila you're done.
How it sits on the cylinder head
Compressed Valve and keeper remover
Works pretty good actually.
So in the works is polishing all covers and rocker head. Engine will be blasted and painted glossy black. I'm working on a 2 carb for 4 intake setup but I'll be using the BS34 mikuni carbs because I've got 2 sets of those. I've worked on a couple of bikes using these carbs and I like the ease of them and the availability of parts and Jets from places like mikesxs. CDN site is herehttp://www.xs650direct.com/
. I'm looking for ideas for a manifold for the 2 into 4 setup. I know the cycle xchange has a setup using vm32s but its for a cb750 and I don't think they sell their manifolds separately.
That's it for now