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  1. Thread: Noisy Girl

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    i Have sourced a used 2008 motor with apparently...

    i Have sourced a used 2008 motor with apparently 5000kms but getting ahold of the seller is challenging. I'll give him a week to get his act together, then ill flee bay a head, cylinder and piston......
  2. I found a socket for $1.49 at a local surplus...

    I found a socket for $1.49 at a local surplus store, spent 10 minutes cutting it down on a bench grinder. The switch metered funny, with spiking resistance. I'm sure a quick spray of brake cleaner...
  3. I have a very similar issue on my XB12X. It...

    I have a very similar issue on my XB12X. It started when not starting when pressing the starter button when in neutral, without pulling in the clutch. I immediately suspected the neutral...
  4. Thread: Noisy Girl

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    I was thinking an air-cooled conversion may run a...

    I was thinking an air-cooled conversion may run a little smoother :-)

    Im down to one sick motorcycle now. I left the best for last. I do have to rotate my car tires and my floor jack is under my...
  5. Thread: Noisy Girl

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    I have sourced a low mileage motor locally for a...

    I have sourced a low mileage motor locally for a fair price. I'm going to pick it up this weekend. My motor has 25,000KMs and I'm buying a crashed bike with 5,000KMs. Ill plug in the ECU and dash,...
  6. Thread: Noisy Girl

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    It's not good. Not good at all!!! Last night I...

    It's not good. Not good at all!!!

    Last night I finally rotated the motor... The first obvious sign that things weren't good on the front cylinder was, one of the intake valves was visibly open...
  7. Thread: New S3T owner

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    I replaced the brake pads on both of my tubbers....

    I replaced the brake pads on both of my tubbers. The old pads had some sort of issue, age, contamination or just glazing. The new pads, especially on the front (EBC HH Stintered pads from Lunatic)...
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    Yes my trip was cut short. I did trailer the bike...

    Yes my trip was cut short. I did trailer the bike home after going for a couple of good runs after replacing the wheel bearings. I could have taken the bike to a local dealer but most bike shops are...
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    did anyone mention the primary cover clutch ramp?...

    did anyone mention the primary cover clutch ramp? On all of my buells the clutch ramp shows various degrees of wear. If it has been mentioned, I apologize. When ever I stop my bike...
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    Cafe Racer Update... Well on my way now. Paint is...

    Cafe Racer Update... Well on my way now. Paint is done and I had the swing arm polished. Next is polishing of the tail section and I need to clean up the rims. Very happy with the projects so far....
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    Just a couple of quick updates :-) I never like...

    Just a couple of quick updates :-) I never like threads that end without full resolve... Nothing like reading about the exact same issue your bike is having only to find the tread is 5 years old and...
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    LMAO - the IT crowd?

    LMAO - the IT crowd?
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    I was NOT recommended they be swapped. They had...

    I was NOT recommended they be swapped. They had accidentally been swapped. My poor attempt at humour obviously made it sound like some bizarre experiment, now that I re-read the post.

    I was trying...
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    One bike is up and running again! The headgasket...

    One bike is up and running again! The headgasket failed at the line up dowel that doubles as an oil passage because I didn't used the O-Ring. The James Gasket Kit (top end kit) has old school head...
  15. Thread: Noisy Girl

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    fingers crossed... Haven't torn into the motor...

    fingers crossed...
    Haven't torn into the motor yet, still plugging away on the XT. I have found an engine from a 2008 wrecked 1125r for a reasonable price. I'm not concerned with matching serial...
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    It looks like the James gaskets that come in the...

    It looks like the James gaskets that come in the top end kit I ordered come with standard type head gaskets. The kit does not have MLS gaskets. There may be a different part number for a kit with MLS...
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    so I have a very good idea of what went wrong. I...

    so I have a very good idea of what went wrong. I used the James gasket kit but did not use the o-ring locating gasket, I think... I need some input from someone more familure with the James Gaskets...
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    Head Gasket Replacement Technique - MLS

    I have a 2008 XB12 with a head gasket that is leaking oil, drip.... long pause drip... No hot gas blow by as best as I can tell and the bike runs great. I have ordered a James Gaskets top end gasket...
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    The 1125cr is still a mystery but head assemblies...

    The 1125cr is still a mystery but head assemblies on flea bay are cheap enough in case of...

    There is nothing wrong with the oil cooler assembly, the front head gasket is leaking. I can watch...
  20. Thread: Noisy Girl

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    Engine oil is clean, little shiny bits but no...

    Engine oil is clean, little shiny bits but no chunks, havenít pulled the screen
  21. Thread: Noisy Girl

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    Engine isnít totally seized, I can give the crank...

    Engine isnít totally seized, I can give the crank a 1/4 turn. I suspect a piston is hitting a bent valve (if Iím lucky)
  22. Thread: Noisy Girl

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    Yes, going to buy a Honda!

    Yes, going to buy a Honda!
  23. Thread: Noisy Girl

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    Itís something in the top end. The engine is...

    Itís something in the top end. The engine is seized. I took the stator cover off and the stator and charging rotor are fine. I was suspicious that the stator or rotor had come loose.

    The rear cam...
  24. Thread: Noisy Girl

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    Well what ever is going on, it just got much...

    Well what ever is going on, it just got much worse. While driving home the bike stalled dead and wonít turn over. The starter just clicks and I get a voltage error on the dash. Just called for a...
  25. Thread: Noisy Girl

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    Noisy Girl

    I spent the long winter doing some maintenance on the 1125cr and finally have been out for a few rides.

    The bike is a 2009 cr with 22,000KMS, stock muffler, K&N filter

    Work done:
    - valve lash...
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