Insulators? What be they - another name for the cam guides?
What most people call the carb boots are actually called insulators. They're numbered, so you don't have to worry about mixing them up, and they're a different size for the head side and the carb side.The Jimbonaut said:Insulators? What be they - another name for the cam guides?
How deep indeed. Call it good and leave the jugs as they are or go full-on Heart Of Darkness on the thing. Either way, I think you've helped me name the bike - Colonel Kurtz, take a bow.irk miller said:Just because they're light, or appear a little lean, doesn't mean the valves are burnt. A burnt valve will literally have part of it's edge melted away. As the pressurized and fuel rich, super heated air is looking for oxygen, it takes the path of least resistance. Once it finds its weak point, it always pushes through that spot, melting it away. If you had good compression, then it is unlikely that the valves are burnt, as they would hold little or no compression.
Also, nothing wrong with just going with a hone and putting it back together. Depends on how deep down this rabbit hole you want to go.
I like this tip. I've always just left those pesky dowel pins in place because I've only ever buggered them up trying to get them out. Good to know.pidjones said:And to pull the dowel pins without damage (except possibly to the dowel pins); find a drill bit that you can just fit the shank into them, put it inside the dowel while you grip them with pliers. This keeps from collapsing the pin and gouging the inside of the case/jugs/head.
Ha! "We're gonna need a biggerMaritime said:Just add those should you need them to the pile O parts I'm building up for you LOL ;D