Having arrived here at 4.30am this morning, I got a call at 9.30am that the bike will be with me by 12, a very, very long story.........
Sure enough the bike arrived and I set about trying to find the cause of the lack of compression. The symptoms were different to the bent valve issue before.
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Pic 1: I decided to triple check the valve clearance first off, in the vein hope that it might be a simple fix, unfortunately they were spot on
Pic 2: cylinder head off and valves were all good
Pic 3: my crusty looking piston and a hint of the damage on the bore
Pic 4: quite the gap round the left hand side of the piston
Pic 5: oh bugger
Pic 6: rings are stuck tight on one side, I don't think the marks on the piston are too bad, but I'll know more tomorrow when Pete gets back to confirm things for me
Pic 7: the extent of the bore damage, again I'll see what pete says about it tomorrow 🤞🏻
So that's it for today I'm afraid, I need to catch up on some sleep!
If Pete thinks the damage is not too severe, then I'll be getting some new rings, hopefully Tuesday, then I can set off again back up the most westerly point at Ardnamurchan, 311 miles from here, then back down the country, heading for home, via Bristol and the scene of the valve incident just outside of Exeter!
Sometimes I wonder why I do this! 😂
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