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Well I just did a compression check on my rear cyclinder with my new Craftsman Compression Tester Kit.Using the 12mm adaptor.Stock #'s should be 225lbs rear and 125lbs front"has compression release".I only did the the Rear"THE ONE WITH THE BAD PLUG" because it showed 97lbs not 225lbs or 10% of that number! :tmbsdow:Motor is Toast! :sad: I will check the front this weekend.I called Sam so I should be making plans to drop him off my Bike ASAP! :cool:
 

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You must make a hell of alot of money I thought you stated once you were a massage therapist..... you rub people down ... you sure you dont shake people down :stooge: :rofl: good luck with the big boor
 

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Jan,
Only the Front has the Release according to the Manual and my 2 other souses!Check for your self again Please!

Powerline,
I will say not to many Bounce checks on me thats for sure! :thumb:
 

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Kaz I have actually checked it today because my bike has it's 10000 miles inspection and I wanted to see the valve drive and to make pictures.
I remembered that I read in this forum that just the forward camshaft should have such a valve and was surprised to see something different.
I will upload a picture tomorrow.

Jan
 

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What was your compression on the rear cyclinder?It started at 110lbs but ended at 97lbs"I did it 3 times".I will get the page for you in the manual so something is Funky?
John,
My 10.03 in 5000ft air with the Small system is not Bad at all!In fact the only V-rods faster are Tripps,and Jamies.Granted they are NA Motors but Very Big Factory Backed ones!Have you heard or better yet know any V-rod "street Legal" or otherwise"Not Pro Stock Either",but that has gone Faster?I know My RWHP and RWTQ is the Most and Tripp will agree.At Least at the Last race but I'm sure they have found More for this New Season! ;)
 

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Kaz,
I didn't mean it as a negative. I was just stating you never had a good run on the juice. With 200+ RWHP, a good run would be in the high 8.90's. I was just stating it's unfortunate that you never had a good run to see what your setup was truly capable of.


John
 

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OK Kaz,

It's time for the BIG BOY now. Sorry that it broke on ya. :mad: Now with the big bore hit the 8's and hit hit hard. How long do you think it will be before you are up and running again. You know you could alway install that mustang motor you have been working on :)

Good Luck
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Have you overreved it? You could have a bent valve also, no need for a full rebuild then. In saying that, you have the perfect excuse to bump it up anyway!

By the way, I think I should go to massage therapy school.
 

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Kaz .........sorry to hear about your bad luck! You can just box that thing up so I can start on my 80 IC. Drop me a line I'll give you my address.
 

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Look forward friend , Everything else is behind you !(including most of us !!!)
Good Luck.
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That sucks :banghead:Wonder if you put a hole in the piston.We want pics of the damage.
You should talk to Don Tilley and get some of the Trick things I saw from him. ;)
In a thread awhile back you said that the TT's are good for 200hp.Your gonna have to look into some custom headers,if your gonna be pushing 225rwhp :mrgr:
Also Iv'e heard that the big boys are now running 61mm throttle bodies.
If you are gonna get the heads CNC ported You better get them out now because, my tuner said that the porters are very busy.It took them a month and a half to get 1 set of heads done.They had to go to another person to do the other,who hand ported.But these are strickly motors to hang with Tripp and Jamie's times.
 

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Ya it was a pretty wild ride while it Lasted!I'm also looking in to some new Wheelie Bars! :yak: I wish to God someone could have gotten that pass on Tape! :sad: Anyways Vinny I don't have to get too crazy just gonna raise the compression,and Cubic Inches a little,Port the heads with bigger valves.Full Race 300m Dryer Top Rods,Set of Cams,and the Kicker is WAY MORE NITROUS OXIDE!!!!!!! :diablo: It should be WELL OVER 225rwhp.You are right though my TT's might need upgrading.I'm sure Sam will be able to fix me up! :thumb:
Juan,
I taught Massage for 10yrs and do corporate consulting for a Very Large Chain of Resort and Casino Property's.When they would buy or Build a new resort I would fly in and help get the spa organized and help train the managers and employees.I have been Very Blessed Indeed! :angelwin:
John,
I know you werent being Mean!Believe me I'm so dissapointed ,but it has made me want to try harder,and Go Faster!I only wish and Thank all the people that have helped and are helping in this exciting new Project! :kaz:
 

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I checked my pictures - unfortunately the quality is bad and there is no pic of the rear cylinder head either.
So you will just have to believe me in this case (or even better show some interest and see for yourself the next time you spend your money):
Both cylinder heads have a pressure relieve mechanism installed! The remark in the manual is irritating.
The pressure you mentioned is rather low - did you open the throttle completely when you made the test?

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We do compression checks on aircraft all day long..................what are the proper procedures for performing a compresion check on a bike? V-Rod specific.
 

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Yes Please let me know.I read off the Manual and consulted 3 professionals. I Was told to disconnect front coil install 12mm adapter on tester.Screw in adapter in plug hole.Turn the motor over 5-7 times or when the needed quits moving.Nobody mentioned leaving the TB's Wide Open so thats a new one.I did the test 3 times.The first it was up around 140lbs.I relieved the pressure.Check,and tightened all fitting then tested again.This time only 110lbs.I checked everything again and the last time was 97lbs so thats what I went with.Oh I forgot I did warm the bike up to my 180-190 operation temp before testing! If anyone else has a V-ROD SPECIFIC way please let me and the rest of us know. :cool:
 

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Once the pressure relieve valve has opened it will remain open until the engine has actually started. The mechanism is attached directly on the camshaft end and the valve closes by centrifugal forces.
So play it again, Sam (and open the TB's).

:)
 
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