RE: What is a seizure??

Jim C. /
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High temperatures due to insufficient lubrication, an extremely lean mixture, contaminated intake air, abusive riding techniques, riding downhill with the throttle closed all contribute to a seizure in the end.

The piston actually starts to melt and the aluminum attaches itself to the cylinder causing the piston to stop. In a serious case the piston welds itself to the cylinder and you must replace both. In most cases you can reuse the cylinder after removing the embedded aluminum with muriatic acid and honing the bore. If you find scratches in the bore, then it's rebore and new oversize piston time.

Jim

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  What is a seizure??Topic by: km km 10/22/00 01:59PM
  RE: What is a seizure??Re: dan dan 10/22/00 07:54PM
  RE: What is a seizure??Re: Jim C. Jim C. 10/22/00 10:06PM
  RE: What is a seizure??Re: Reeperette Reeperette 10/23/00 10:41AM
  Parts and Bore and HoneRe: Fred Fred 10/23/00 08:53PM
  RE: Parts and Bore and HoneRe: Reeperette Reeperette 10/23/00 10:57PM
  RE: What is a seizure??Re: Jim C. Jim C. 10/24/00 10:28PM
  RE: What is a seizure??Re: scott scott 10/23/00 07:25PM
  RE: What is a seizure??Re: Fred Fred 10/26/00 12:16PM

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