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Post by Alan H on Wed Jan 18, 2017 3:42 pm

Full story of the Kettle Here
but it did get poorly mainly caused by

Well the left piston anyhoo. So it's pis't n broke!

So it's at the menders having a new crank, pistons, barrels and total rebuild.
This is what it looked like with Lynn and me on, and will look much prettier very soon.


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Post by Bill (the boss) on Thu Jan 19, 2017 7:46 am

Looks like you have kettle scale! Heard water?

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Post by Alan H on Fri Feb 24, 2017 7:44 am

Crank done & balanced, 'L' barrels and new pistons fitted (more torquey than 'B' barrels), frame blasted and painted, wheels painted, black chromed headlight bowl & ears. The rebuild goes on. Should get it back next month and on the road in April. Pics soon.
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Post by Bill (the boss) on Mon Mar 20, 2017 1:56 pm

cool

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Post by Jem on Mon Mar 27, 2017 10:49 pm

Bring it on mate

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Post by Alan H on Sat Feb 10, 2018 4:38 pm

Carrying on with this tale, after doing over 1500 miles, it had a partial seize, then blew the head gasket. New head gasket fitted and nothing appeared wrong, but after another 500 miles or so, another head gasket blew. Feckin' strange!
Anyway, checked compression and found it was very high at 150psi (on the non-blown headgasket pots) and when the barrels were checked, the 'decking' that we thought we knew about was off the cylinder bases, not the tops. This meant that the ports were opening and closing earlier, so bumping the compression - plus on 1mm rebore, it's a 760 not a 738. Anyway, swapped the barrels for an undecked set of +1mm (so I can use same pistons) 'A' barrels and ran OK since. Starting easier and less vibration.
Sorned it until April when the VED will be free.
Now looks like this - still have the black 550 but the green one's sold now.


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Post by Bill (the boss) on Mon Feb 12, 2018 12:40 pm

Nice collection there mate

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Post by Alan H on Mon Feb 12, 2018 12:41 pm

Oh, and there's a GSX1400 hiding in the garage as well!
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Post by Alan H on Thu Apr 19, 2018 11:56 pm

Seems to have settled down now.
3000 miles on the 750 last year (between tests) and seems to be running fine now.
750, 1400 and 550 taxed, and another 550 in resto.
Busy, busy, me!!!
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Post by Bill (the boss) on Thu Apr 26, 2018 4:29 am

Nice one Cyril

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