Toasted engine!

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  1. Venice Motor Bikes

    Venice Motor Bikes Custom Builder / Dealer/Los Angeles

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    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.)
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  2. BarelyAWake

    BarelyAWake New Member

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    *doffs hat and stands for a moment of silence*

    V.V
     
  3. 2door

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    OUCH! :(
    Tom
     
  4. swdave

    swdave New Member

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    got to love the china girldrn2
     
  5. bairdco

    bairdco a guy who makes cool bikes

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    man, you only got 2 and a half years outta that? what a waste of money...:)
     
  6. Allen_Wrench

    Allen_Wrench Resident Mad Scientist

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    A match made in heaven, till she threw her ring at you. Then she up and dies. That's rough. ***plays taps***
     
  7. Pablo

    Pablo Master Bike Builder & Forum Sponsor

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    It'll buff out.
     
  8. bairdco

    bairdco a guy who makes cool bikes

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    you could JB weld the ring back together and loc-tite your head bolts. that should hold it.
     
  9. chrome

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    well, I'll be happy if my 2 stroke even reaches that long!
     
  10. Venice Motor Bikes

    Venice Motor Bikes Custom Builder / Dealer/Los Angeles

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    Yeah, but it was 2.5 hard & fast years!! ;)
     
  11. bairdco

    bairdco a guy who makes cool bikes

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    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.
     
  12. Venice Motor Bikes

    Venice Motor Bikes Custom Builder / Dealer/Los Angeles

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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!! :(
     
  13. hellhammered

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    Damn that sukks! I hope mine gets me to and fro for that long!
     
  14. MN-occd

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    famous last words- "she was running great, then boom"
     
  15. The 26incher

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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...
     
  16. kla63

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    let us pray!!!!!.flg.
     
  17. Pablo

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    At least put a sheet over the head. No one wants to look at a dead body.
     
  18. fasteddy

    fasteddy Well-Known Member

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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.

    Steve.
     
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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 experience...it usually follows after a slight boost in RPM's.

    Jim
     
  20. lazieboy

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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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