Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

1700 cylinders

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • #21
    Tinkeritis. It's MUCH worse than the China Virus!!!!!
    "I'm Ricky Bobby. If you don't chew Big Red.....then Fuck You"

    Comment


    • #22
      It is a normal for a R* to have a knock that sounds like piston slap. It comes and goes under different riding conditions. I'm a retired mechanic and I thought the same thing as you when I bought it. My bike only had 1100 miles on it when I bought it and it made noises that sounded like it was coming apart. I since have installed a Big Bore kit so it has a different Cylinder bore and pistons in it and it still makes the same noises. That is why I believe that Docs video is likely the noises that you are hearing and it is absolutely normal and common on these engines. They will last for 100's of Thousands of miles with these noises and no issues from the noise.

      Comment


      • #23
        Look up the part number I posted; that's what wears out. You can try shims, I'd thought of it myself, but there are risks involved and I didn't want to take the chance. HDs have a similar issue. This video explains ot in detail. It's the rocker arm end play.



        Comment


        • #24
          Hey Doc, I'm just curious about the risks involved with shimming the side clearances on the rocker arms?
          I know that if the inner shaft, and or, the rocker arm hole wears out of tolerance, then they would have to be replaced.

          Comment


          • davej
            davej commented
            Editing a comment
            Just don't shim them tighter than minimum spec.

        • #25
          Duke, from what I understand there's the possibility of the shims wearing out and leaving metal fragments in the motor that could cause damage. It's not an uncommon procedure in older motors, but the end play doesn't effect performance or hurt the motor, so you have to weigh the risks.

          Comment


          • #26
            Thank you for the information Dave, and Doc. I understand what you guys are saying.
            My bikes are in good shape, no problems. I was just wanting to know for future reference.
            Good information!

            Comment

            Latest Posts

            Collapse

            Topics Statistics Last Post
            Started by AR. Hillbilly, 02-01-2020, 10:31 AM
            15 responses
            176 views
            1 like
            Last Post AR. Hillbilly  
            Started by kwarten, 6 days ago
            3 responses
            100 views
            0 likes
            Last Post giostar
            by giostar
             
            Started by Lifeguard, 2 days ago
            7 responses
            82 views
            0 likes
            Last Post MikeyC
            by MikeyC
             
            Started by Smokescreens, 1 week ago
            35 responses
            636 views
            0 likes
            Last Post Smokescreens  
            Started by Nalla, 04-10-2020, 02:45 PM
            18 responses
            218 views
            0 likes
            Last Post AzTank
            by AzTank
             
            Started by NCB, 23 hours ago
            8 responses
            67 views
            0 likes
            Last Post NCB
            by NCB
             
            Started by twowheeltherapy, 2 days ago
            16 responses
            100 views
            3 likes
            Last Post Brad_G
            by Brad_G
             
            Started by daveto, 22 hours ago
            0 responses
            37 views
            0 likes
            Last Post daveto
            by daveto
             
            Started by JoeBloShmo, 3 days ago
            8 responses
            110 views
            2 likes
            Last Post JoeBloShmo  
            Started by Grease, 03-04-2019, 08:08 PM
            45 responses
            1,178 views
            0 likes
            Last Post Lucky
            by Lucky
             
            Started by Jaybo, 04-20-2020, 11:36 PM
            43 responses
            496 views
            0 likes
            Last Post Chromepony  
            Started by Jaybo, 2 days ago
            8 responses
            65 views
            0 likes
            Last Post Tykes_Place  
            Started by Angel220, 2 days ago
            3 responses
            77 views
            0 likes
            Last Post Angel220  
            Started by Airlordd1, 1 day ago
            3 responses
            50 views
            0 likes
            Last Post Duke
            by Duke
             
            Started by curtixman, 2 days ago
            2 responses
            58 views
            0 likes
            Last Post curtixman  
            Started by Pauli466, 4 weeks ago
            13 responses
            193 views
            1 like
            Last Post davej
            by davej
             
            Started by 07 silverado, 2 days ago
            2 responses
            59 views
            0 likes
            Last Post Jclevesque  
            Started by Zachhaynes922, 5 days ago
            2 responses
            108 views
            0 likes
            Last Post Zachhaynes922  
            Started by curtixman, 6 days ago
            19 responses
            246 views
            0 likes
            Last Post highvoltage  
            Started by cap-tech, 3 days ago
            3 responses
            84 views
            0 likes
            Last Post Lug Nut
            by Lug Nut
             
            Working...
            X