Re: AR93

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update:

worked on the bike all day today... first order of business: fab up a keyed ignition holder and gps mount. i used a piece of metal laying around the shop and bent it to fit on the old instrumentation mount. i welded it on and made it work for both holding the key and my gps mount.

looks pretty good i think. it'll look better once i grind down the welds and paint it black too.

then i tackled taking the cylinder apart and fixing that air leak. i removed the exhaust and carb then took the cylinder off and cleaned all the stuck paper gasket off the surfaces with some steel wool. i then sprayed copper gasket sealant on the new base gasket and installed the cylinder. did the same for the head gasket and put the head on. when i was putting the exhaust back on i noticed a funky bend in the exhaust gasket, but thought nothing of it really. after everything was back together i was able to start the bike and noticed that it wouldnt die when i took it off choke. thats an improvement. i sprayed some carb cleaner around the base gasket but still had a leak where i had it before: transmission side.

coincidentally this is the exhaust side too. i think i might actually have an exhaust leak instead or in conjunction with the base leak. i did have to do some modifications to the exhaust to get it to work with the new cylinder, so that may have caused some problems. i tried to tighten the exhaust bolts down and broke one of the exhaust studs, which actually sucks pretty hard because they have two different size threads on either end of the bolts. one is a 10mm and the other is something like 12. i'm gonna have to figure something out to fix this problem. i ran out of carb cleaner too and it was getting late too so i left it at that.

so now i need a new exhaust bolt/nut and i need to isolate the exhaust when testing for leaks to find out if it's the exhaust, base, or both that are leaking.

any recommendations on how to fix the leak if its the base? i really really cleaned the surfaces and even used the copper sealant stuff. why is it still leaking??? :(

i like how this has become my pseudo blog for this bike. awesome. thanks for the kind words. we'll have to get all these ar's together and ride sometime.

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  AR93Topic by: pauld pauld 10/26/09 12:38PM
  Re: AR93Re: De Rp De Rp 10/26/09 12:58PM
  Re: AR93Re: pauld pauld 10/26/09 01:12PM
  Re: AR93Re: ineedmyjam ineedmyjam 10/26/09 02:53PM
  Re: AR93Re: pauld pauld 10/26/09 03:48PM
  Re: AR93Re: pauld pauld 10/27/09 11:11AM
  Re: AR93Re: zeke zeke 10/27/09 11:16AM
  Re: AR93Re: tweeder tweeder 10/27/09 11:23AM
  Re: AR93Re: tweeder tweeder 10/27/09 11:27AM
  Re: AR93Re: pauld pauld 10/27/09 11:37AM
  Re: AR93Re: Ben Eberle Ben Eberle 10/27/09 12:28PM
  Re: AR93Re: Ben Eberle Ben Eberle 10/27/09 12:32PM
  Re: AR93Re: Colinswoop . Colinswoop . 10/27/09 02:27PM
  Re: AR93Re: pauld pauld 10/27/09 01:46PM
  Re: AR93Re: Mike Bartell Mike Bartell 10/27/09 02:30PM
  Re: AR93Re: pauld pauld 10/27/09 02:45PM
  Re: AR93Re: pauld pauld 10/27/09 02:48PM
  Re: AR93Re: Colinswoop . Colinswoop . 10/27/09 03:00PM
  Re: AR93Re: pauld pauld 10/27/09 03:08PM
  Re: AR93Re: Ben Ben 10/27/09 09:23PM
  Re: AR93Re: §ćŗάτçλmªřċ • §ćŗάτçλmªřċ • 10/27/09 10:42PM
  Re: AR93Re: pauld pauld 10/27/09 11:52PM
  Re: AR93Re: Colinswoop . Colinswoop . 10/28/09 10:04AM
  Re: AR93Re: tweeder tweeder 10/28/09 10:58AM
  Re: AR93Re: pauld pauld 10/28/09 11:12AM
  Re: AR93Re: paul paul 10/28/09 07:39PM
  Re: AR93Re: Other Quinn Other Quinn 10/28/09 08:26PM
  Re: AR93Re: pauld pauld 11/04/09 11:50AM
  Re: AR93Re: Bort Hoff Bort Hoff 11/04/09 01:42PM
  Re: AR93Re: Mike Bartell Mike Bartell 11/04/09 02:17PM
  Re: AR93Re: Mike Bartell Mike Bartell 11/04/09 02:20PM
  Re: AR93Re: Truckerick Truckerick 11/04/09 03:03PM
  Re: AR93Re: pauld pauld 11/04/09 03:30PM
  Re: AR93Re: pauld pauld 11/05/09 04:07PM
  Re: AR93Re: Ben Eberle Ben Eberle 11/05/09 06:31PM
  Re: AR93Re: pauld pauld 11/06/09 10:55AM
  Re: AR93Re: §ćŗάτçλmªřċ • §ćŗάτçλmªřċ • 11/06/09 10:31PM

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