---- Heading to work ----
The new rings I installed must be getting comfortable because I saw 29.5 in the flats
going to work this morning.
---- Heading home ----
I was riding home from work tonight and then a new engine noise developed
when I hit the uneven bumps and uneven pavement ? At the first spot I jumped
off the bike and tightened up the muffler bolts for the exhaust pipe where it
connects to the jug. I've started carrying a few tools for simple fixes like this. The noise was still there and I made it home ok. I'm glad I did because pushing a bike home is not my idea of a good time. At home I found the bolt that holds the muffler to the engine case had worked lose and this stressed and busted the end of the exhaust pipe where it goes into the jug. This is one bolt I never imagined could fall out and cause trouble.
--- My timing must be way off -----
Last night I cut into the oil logged muffler I bought off e-bay. It currently has a big rectangular hole in it. If I had waited I could have bolted it on and ridden my bike to work tomorrow ! now I have to take the bus ! The muffler off e-bay also had a hole where the back wheel nut rubbed thru it ? Now with two mufflers kicking around in the shop I have an opportunity to create one that works from the parts of both of them this week end. I'll probably end up at a local muffler shop for some welding help.
I think you will finish your muffler before I can finish mine with this current set back !
If you had an extra reed valve assembly kicking around I would send them the actual part so they could make it exactly. I guess the idea is to have two reeds each with different thicknesses ? This is out side my scope of experience and knowlegge base.