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    Pain is fear leaving your body.... rlovebk's Avatar
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    Piston wash wooohooo!!

    The wooohooo is 'cause I'm happy: Going to Pyramid tomorrow for a ride!!
    I just did my carbs, reset both highs and lows last time out. Was wondering what you guys thought about the wash. Mag. Cen. Pto, respectively. I consider you guys the experts. I'd like to be rich rather than lean.???

    Also, I read the man-well (online here), and it says 28 ft. pounds to torque? Thought it was 80#. Never had the heads off this before and was amazed at how good the cylinder walls are still.
    Pattern and torque specs? Yes K447, I allready looked at the manual, but I'm a moron!! LOL
    But your excellent advice and knowledge is a huge reason I'm here.
    Thanks guys, Rod.
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    She likes the bike. But the ski gets her wet!!!! xlint89's Avatar
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    No, no no!!!!!

    18 ft lbs for head nuts.

    28 ft lbs for cylinder base nuts

    80 lbs for flywheel nut.


    Mag is a tad lean. Turn the hi speed screw out 1/4 to 1/2 a turn.

    Cen is way lean. Turn out at least 3/4 turn and recheck soon.

    Pto is a touch rich, but I'd leave it. (interesting that the wash is near the exhaust port VS. the intake ports.

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    Kinda hard to tell, looks like it had been fairly lean prior with alot of carbon build-up.

    The PTO seems like should be fine.

    The others look like they may be safe (looks like your starting to get some good wash)

    Thumbnail wash and you're fine.

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    The MAG and Center are lean. The Center is more lean.

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    Re-read and did 18 ft. #'s, sorry to scare ya Kevin. This is the first time heads have been off for 15 + years so.....
    May explain build-up?
    Will turn em out. They are at factory. (1/2 lows, 1 1/4, 3/8, 7/8 highs)

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    Quote Originally Posted by rlovebk View Post
    Re-read and did 18 ft. #'s, sorry to scare ya Kevin. This is the first time heads have been off for 15 + years so.....
    May explain build-up?
    Will turn em out. They are at factory. (1/2 lows, 1 1/4, 3/8, 7/8 highs)
    Do I look scared to you??


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    Good luck at Pyramid Pee on the pavilion for old times sake. Shoot me a pic of this spot.
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    You got it Dart!! Kevin, great scare pic! LOL
    You guys are a great help and a fun bunch too!
    Noticed the Man-well I was viewing had Beerdart posted on it in a diagnal fashion.
    Now let me guess.... Beerdarts Man-well!! (gringo taco for manual)

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    Quote Originally Posted by xlint89 View Post
    No, no no!!!!!

    18 ft lbs for head nuts.

    28 ft lbs for cylinder base nuts

    80 lbs for flywheel nut.


    Mag is a tad lean. Turn the hi speed screw out 1/4 to 1/2 a turn.

    Cen is way lean. Turn out at least 3/4 turn and recheck soon.

    Pto is a touch rich, but I'd leave it. (interesting that the wash is near the exhaust port VS. the intake ports.
    The wash near exhaust may be from a rag brushing on piston.
    On our way to da lake. Have a good one!!! Gotta work graveyard tonight. I'm gonna be toast!! LOL

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    Ok heres the pix from after today.
    A coupla Q's:
    Does it matter that I have rode thru a 1/2 mile no-wake zone as far as the accuracy of the wash?
    Or is it only reliable directly after W.O.T. runs?
    Same order, mag, cent. pto.
    Thanks again for all your help. Ran good. Gets up to about 50mph. 6200 rpm.
    Next thing to work on will be fuel/oil levels on mfd, and my speedo doesn't work any more. Going to have to see if Zigler has any good condition handlebar pads. Mine is starting to tear and is in poor condition. Butt fugly.
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