Next question is how old is the brake fluid..... you can stop there
good question.... thank the rabbit the brake fluid was already done.... hadn't done this much work on a bike even when I was young and liked working on bikes.....Next question is how old is the brake fluid..... you can stop there
Oh yeah, but if you want a bike to last...Ah! the hole gets deeper.......
Yep, my thoughts too were about sealing billet aluminum. From the information I gathered, the caps come with o-rings and the metal surfaces are coated with a high temp gasketing sealer. One of the installations I read said they put the caps in and placed the valve cover back on (without a gasket) with the bolts finger tight. They let it sit overnight and the next day removed the cover, installed the gasket and torqued on the bolts. The author reported they had no leaks with this install.Oh yeah, but if you want a bike to last...
Rubber cam caps last a long time. How do the billet aluminum caps seal?, with an o-ring or with silicone?
Yep. That's the plan....Those cam plugs are a PITA. I'd just go with the rubber and use silicone.
Did get factory jets and they were a wee bit more expensive than the others available. Had to phone a friend on the valve clearances. Read through the procedure in the manual and not having the right tools or patience, I got help.Depending where you bought your jets, the factory ones may be of better quality.
Did you check the valves while you had your cam cover off?
Lots of time on this project. Even today putting on the valve cover was quite time consuming. As if a 66 year-old retired guy has better things to do,...... One thing about torque specifications.... I get it why guys strip out the anchoring points in aluminum engines. The valve cover spec is only 87 in-lbs. I used a 1/4 drive torque wrench and I had to fight myself not to crank on the bolts. Well, we'll see in a few days... If this baby does the arterial bleeding of oil out of those cam caps, my cute 1/4 drive torque wrench will be replaced with that nice 3/8 drive with the long handle....(lol)You are in for a world of joy!
Very entertaining read and completely understand what you're up against having an old bike myself
The screen is on the inlet side of the float valve. The damaged screens I found were kind of jammed and crumpled in the fuel feeder lines. I am guessing they were original parts. But, it is so nice to hear that bike whistle without back or after fires....Good news. 👍 I had no idea a screen could make it to the bowl.