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Old 03-14-2010, 10:18 PM
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Default Re: Toasted engine!

sarcasm, my friend. i've had work trucks that didn't last 2.5 years, and i didn't drive them near as hard as i ride my bike.

if my engine goes that long, i'll be amazed.

i wanna know what happened to you and the bike when that happened. did it lock up? throw you off?

just wondering, cause y'know, i like to go really fast, and i wanna be prepared. or, at least know what i'm in for.
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Old 03-15-2010, 05:05 AM
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No crash, nothing spectacular at all... I heard a metallic ticking sound for about a half mile before it died, then it started losing power real fast, so I pulled the clutch & the engine just stopped dead with a clunk! then I coasted to the side of the road.

I wasn't suprised that it died... A few weeks before I converted the bike into a board tracker, the engine started running way faster than it ever had in it's life, & I think the old engine just couldn't handle those extra high revs!!
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Old 03-15-2010, 07:06 AM
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Damn that sukks! I hope mine gets me to and fro for that long!
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Old 03-15-2010, 06:50 PM
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famous last words- "she was running great, then boom"
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Old 03-15-2010, 07:28 PM
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That's so funny, they always seem to run really good right before the give up. Norm's better half and I were waiting on the side of the road waiting for everyone to catch up =P and when Norm rode by us she said,"Norm's bike sounds like $#!T" It couldn't have been more then 10 seconds after she said that, that the engine locked up. Nothing like breaking down right next to a friends house...
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Old 03-15-2010, 07:36 PM
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Originally Posted by Venice Motor Bikes View Post
For anyone who was on the Mach 7th ride & was wondering what happened to my engine?
I took the engine out & found this... (a broken ring wedged between the piston & port)
It really bummed me out because it was running soooo good before it died!
BTW this was a 2.5 year old engine from my old engine supplier, (not a Raw engine.)
let us pray!!!!!
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Old 03-15-2010, 07:52 PM
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At least put a sheet over the head. No one wants to look at a dead body.
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Old 03-15-2010, 08:25 PM
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Isn't that always the way. Two and a half good years and then no warning, they toss the ring at you and it's all over.

Then your friends say "I'm surprised it lasted that long".

Hope you can patch things up.

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Old 03-15-2010, 10:14 PM
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It's a tricky thing...knowing when to pull the jug and check the ring locating pins.

I haven't run one of these long enough to find out where that tell-tale point is; but from dirt bike usually follows after a slight boost in RPM's.

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Old 03-15-2010, 10:31 PM
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I ride my bike pretty hard. Jump curbs,try wheelies,do burn outs. gotta give it the true field test.
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