Re: ---> My -79 Shovelhead project <---
my first ride is over... 2000 km (1240 miles)
and i LOVE my new bike!
# after 100 km my front fork stoped working so i rode a reverse "hardtail" for the rest of the trip!!
# 500 km later mi right tank started leaking fuel on my front exhaust! on a ferry!!
# up on Jotunheimen (Norways highest mountain) the bike died!
# spark plugs were all black with a LOT of oil on them!
# 3 Litre of oil was cunsume bike this bike (not leaking)
but still I love it!!
have some Q for you guys....
does the -79 have valve seals??? (or is it later ca -81)
because i dont think its the piston rings ( it holds my 85 kg when standing on the kick)
valve guides/seals or piston/rings?
can it be the breather that is of by a bit?
well it needs some work this winter thats for sure!
ohh.. should i se a puff of "smoke" at every stroke when i look into the oil tank at idle?
"Good judgment comes from experience. Unfortunately, the experience usually comes from bad judgment."
My build thread...
Last edited by knallert; 08-02-2011 at 07:24 AM.
Reason: added Q