Topic: Going under the Knife  (Read 431 times)

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Offline jrobinson

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« Reply #15 on: September 10, 2017, 06:13:45 PM »
Crankcase breather valve. This sets on top of the head.


disassembled


New parts


Valve train bolted back in place.


Pushrod tube clips and valve covers back in place, with a little polish work.



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« Reply #16 on: September 10, 2017, 06:41:00 PM »
Nice detail!

another 200,000 miles or 2 years?

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« Reply #17 on: September 14, 2017, 09:41:56 AM »
Well done Johnny
Good write up.
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« Reply #18 on: September 14, 2017, 10:06:23 PM »
Looks like you got to those tensioners just in time, Johnny!  Great coverage of your restoration!  I look forward to many more (hundreds of thousands of) miles with you now that your bike is refreshed! 8)
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« Reply #19 on: September 15, 2017, 12:08:11 AM »
It's a Robinson Harley. Those tensioners would have lasted another 50,000 miles 8)
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« Reply #20 on: September 15, 2017, 06:02:21 AM »
Polished?! on the bike??!! It will never run right ever again Johnny 😜
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« Reply #21 on: September 21, 2017, 09:26:30 PM »
Got everything buttoned up last Sunday. (pics still in camera, camera still in shop) Fired it up and putted around the yard. No clicking, no whining. Rode up the drive and looked for any oil leaks. Everything good.  Get my helmet and head back down to the road. I head north on 65 and feeling pretty good. Back on the bike and the engine is purring along.
About 2 miles the oil light comes on. A quick check of the gauge and it's showing 40lbs of pressure. No lifter noise. I've got to have pressure, but why is the light on? I make a u-turn and head back to the house. Sandy has supper ready, so I'll park it for the day.

While eating, I'm searching the web. No luck on finding showing oil pressure on gauge and oil light on. I walk down to shop and retrieve my FSM. I search through the wiring diagrams and only see one sending unit, but two wires come off the unit. One goes to the light and the other to the gauge.

I remember a couple wires under the frame near the bolt for the floorboards. I thought I had moved the wires enough to clear the bolt. Last night I looked closer and found the wire pinched under the washer on the bolt. I removed the bolt, pulled the wire out of the loom, and repaired the wire.

Fire it up, the oil light goes off and the gauge is reading 40 lbs of pressure. Life is good. Rode to work today and will be heading to Leeds on Saturday.  :bike-038:   

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« Reply #22 on: September 21, 2017, 09:34:18 PM »
Nothing scarier than an oil light.

Good to hear there will be at least one BIG machine there Saturday........when others show up saying it can't be done :)