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Buellfighter
Posted on Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 03:28 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Anyone in the DFW (I'm in Denton) area have time or desire to help a brother out when it comes to removing and replacing pistons, rings, lifters and anything else in the top end?


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Brother_in_buells
Posted on Thursday, April 12, 2018 - 04:51 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Man It's always nice to see that s1
It was good to see you got it back after a lot of time.

Hope you get things sorted and working like new!

Pulling such a engine apart isn't really that hard ,the detail is in putting it back together in the correct way.

Im working on a x1 engine myself at the moment.
Cam bushings need to be replaced after the previous owner removed the cam cover and forced it back on and without removing the rockers and sold it as a running engine.
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Buellfighter
Posted on Friday, April 13, 2018 - 10:40 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Thank!
Good to have her back riding.
Have a ticking noise I believe to be lifters and want to remove the heads and cylinders and replace rings and pistons if needed. Hoping for a fellow Bueller in the area with knowledge and insight on what to look for.
No prob if not!
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Ratbuell
Posted on Friday, April 13, 2018 - 01:07 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

1. read your spark plugs. Oily, rings. Black, fuel. Gray, no issue.
2. do a compression check, see shop manual for specs.
3. do a leakdown check to see how valve guides and seals are doing.

If those check out, all you have to do is pull rockerboxes, pull rockers, pull pushrods and tubes and replace lifters. I recommend cutting the tubes with bolt cutters and putting collapsible tubes in for reassembly, keeps you from having to pull the heads to do the job.
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Brother_in_buells
Posted on Friday, April 13, 2018 - 02:42 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

For the ticking lifters You could ad some atf oil into the engine oil and take a short ride for cleaning them.
But don't put in to much atf and refresh engine oil and filter afterwarts
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Buelliedan
Posted on Friday, April 13, 2018 - 03:36 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Ratbuell,
On 2002 and older Buells you DO NOT need to pull the heads off to remove the pushrods, bases or lifters. You only have to remove the rocker boxes.}
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Bluzm2
Posted on Friday, April 13, 2018 - 04:32 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Try a bit of Seafoam in the oil. If it's a clogged lifter, it will probably free it up. Then change the oil. I've had Seafoam do some amazing thing..
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Scott_in_nh
Posted on Friday, April 13, 2018 - 04:47 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

before you run the bike again take the anti-rotation pin covers off and make sure none of them are broken
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Buellfighter
Posted on Friday, April 13, 2018 - 10:31 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

All great info!
Along with the noisy lifters I also have a slight knock equivalent to the sound a loose nut on the front primary sprocket but the nut is tight.
I don't mind removing heads and cylinders to check pistons and rings and replace.
Just thought if there was bueller in the area I would take a advantage of his expertise and compensate of course
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Gusm2
Posted on Saturday, April 14, 2018 - 12:48 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Front pulley nut is a left hand thread, but you may already know this ; )
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S1owner
Posted on Saturday, April 14, 2018 - 01:13 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Wish we were closer I would be up for helping
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Skntpig
Posted on Monday, April 16, 2018 - 06:05 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Just do it. I did mine by myself with a manual and didnít put the motor back in for a few years. Itís pretty simple.

I would much rather replace pistons on a tuber than valves on a 1125

(Message edited by Skntpig on April 16, 2018)
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S1owner
Posted on Monday, April 16, 2018 - 06:14 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

It is not hard. I had Blumz go through mine with me an because I was nervous but once we did it It was surprisingly simpler then I thought
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Buellfighter
Posted on Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 06:01 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Thanks All!
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