Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Louisville KY
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First time posting in awhile. Bike died on me a couple weeks ago riding 2 up, hadn't checked the oil in awhile and it was almost a quart low (wasn't showing on the window at all with the bike standing straight up). Pulled the motor a couple days ago after she failed a compression check (gauge was showing a little under 60 psi); I had planned on cracking open the engine and fixing it myself, but I was reading through the service manual and it looks like I'd need 300+ dollars in tools buying new (tension stopper, valve spring compressor and its attachment, guide reamer/driver) so I'm starting to think buying a second engine to swap in instead of rebuilding this one might be the way to go. Is there anything I can do without specialty tools before I pull the trigger on another motor? Also, can I get to the piston/piston rings without messing with the cam/valves/etc? Manual says to pull cam before pulling the cylinder head...
Last edited by trentr; 05-09-2017 at 04:21 PM.