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Corey Knapp
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@wobblyI did use assembly lube on all the journals when putting it back together.  Thanks for the tip on running the engine without plugs to let the galleys full with oil.  I was kind of wondering how to “prime” the oil pump and get oil flowing, so that helps a lot.

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Topic starter Posted : 11/10/2020 08:15
Richard Whatley
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@14517

Allow me to follow-up with the obvious...

The ignition will be ON to activate the starter motor, so the spark plugs must be in the caps and laying on the cyl head so that they can freely spark. This will keep you from burning up the ignition coils. 

Hope this helps.

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Posted : 11/10/2020 08:38
Corey Knapp
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Thanks for that tip. I probably wouldn’t have done that and then wondered why the coils didn’t work.

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Topic starter Posted : 11/10/2020 09:09
Corey Knapp
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I installed the engine in the frame and “primed” the oil pump and galleys as mentioned above.  Yesterday i attached the carbs and gas tank.  This morning i put fuel in the tank and hit the start button.... it started up with some fiddling with the throttle.  Now going through a few short fun cycles to do the initial break in and check for any leaks.  Once i finish those ill let it cool off overnight, recheck the valves and set the timing.  Cant take it for a ride (yet) as i decided one of the rear swing arm “axles” needed to be replaced.  I’m waiting for the parts to replace them both.

 

Its burning off some anti-seize around the exhaust nuts and the joints between exhaust pipes and mufflers, but no leaks so far.

 

So far so good.

 

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Topic starter Posted : 11/24/2020 13:20
Richard Whatley
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@14517  Excellent !! Congrats, my friend.

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