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    Took the bike out this morning, 30 mile...

    Took the bike out this morning, 30 mile excursion. Bike ran great, though I think the vibration was a bit more than original, my butt and feet didn't seem to be bothered. Also FWIW, I could see...
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    Well, finally felt well enough to work on the...

    Well, finally felt well enough to work on the bike this morning. I did what 34 had recommended and loosened all of the isolators, and tried to wiggle the motor around jacking it up and down a little,...
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    #1 ya know, that's possible, I use a long neck...

    #1 ya know, that's possible, I use a long neck needle nose to put the rear plug wire on. I'm never positive about that.
    #2, like I told outlaw, I have ridden the bike a bit between the crash rebuild...
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    You are right except the bike ran fine between...

    You are right except the bike ran fine between the time I rebuilt it from the crash to when I realized I had a pushrod seal leak (thus the gasket/ring job) can't help but think I did something wrong...
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    Both front and back isolators seem fine, but I...

    Both front and back isolators seem fine, but I just remembered that when I put the center tie bar assembly back on, the holes didn't line up quite right and had to use a little force to get the bolts...
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    Thanks, I will check them out.

    Thanks, I will check them out.
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    Also, I did run a buelltooth code scan and there...

    Also, I did run a buelltooth code scan and there were no current errors but there were two in the stored errors, 15 and 21. I checked the muffler valve and it does seem stuck (stuck closed)... I'll...
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    I checked and there is a gap.

    I checked and there is a gap.
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    Well, got 50 + miles on the bike so far but I do...

    Well, got 50 + miles on the bike so far but I do notice that it vibrates much more that before I did the gasket/rings work. It idles fine, pulls hard but MUCH more engine vibration than before the...
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    ya the bike took more of a beating than me. I...

    ya the bike took more of a beating than me. I skidded down the road on my face, and I'm glad I had full leathers on.. but I think the buell might have taken some tumbles into the ditch. But I'm not...
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    Well, I took the bike out for a ride for the...

    Well, I took the bike out for a ride for the first time.

    Cooter you were right, I did exactly as I wanted. BUT, thanks to you all I did have the opinions to help my research and make a (what I...
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    Ya your point being?

    Ya your point being?
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    You are obviously drinking too much... All I...

    You are obviously drinking too much... All I wanted was some opinions on how to break in the bike after putting in new rings. Jesus, why are you all so f..ing weird?

    Gosh, all I was looking for is...
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    Thanks

    Thanks
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    You my friend are a piece of work.

    You my friend are a piece of work.
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    Thanks Barrett, The only thing I don't quite...

    Thanks Barrett,

    The only thing I don't quite understand is that this bike has been down for oh maybe a month. So I realize that the bore and rings need to be tended to, but if I used (which I did...
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    Thanks Barrett, I appreciate it.

    Thanks Barrett, I appreciate it.
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    If you would read my former posts you would know...

    If you would read my former posts you would know I do have a SM as I have referred to it. You seem to have a reading comprehension problem. I did not ask what type of oil to run in the bike I asked...
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    Well, I'm to the point of finally buttoning this...

    Well, I'm to the point of finally buttoning this bad boy up.

    I'm a bit confused by one thing... And since some of the posts are older and things change I'll ask anyway.

    Some are saying I...
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    Alright, here is the update to my ongoing...

    Alright, here is the update to my ongoing sitcom...

    So I have honed and replaced rings on both cylinders, (being careful to check gaps) and went about the f..ing procedure to put the pistons back...
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    As for the beer, I think that a case a jug is an...

    As for the beer, I think that a case a jug is an appropriate barter for such knowledge and tool.:D
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    Well, the gap is within the SM specs, so are you...

    Well, the gap is within the SM specs, so are you saying' I should go a bit larger?
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    Thanks everyone... Bit the bullet and honed and...

    Thanks everyone... Bit the bullet and honed and am installing new rings.:indecisiveness:
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    Thanks. The SM does indeed show the ring...

    Thanks. The SM does indeed show the ring positions like you said, but the SM basically says to hone and replace rings, leaving no option to use the OEM rings. The bore looks fine, and I realize we're...
  25. Thread: piston rings

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    piston rings

    I am replacing gaskets on my 07 lightning, I was jacking with the circlip on the wrist pin and the jug moved an the bottom two piston rings popped out. There is no way to know if they turned but my...
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