The one in the middle seems about right ....
I really don't want to do this right now, my bike was running SO well commuting with her daily all over the place without any problems at all
Unfortunately she was just burning too much oil for me to continue riding so I took off the engine today and I want to open it tomorrow.
As you can see I have the full range of special tools for the job . . . .
New 70 mm oversize piston and rings to be installed, I don't need to split the gearbox because it is still in a good condition
I will post the photo's of the inside of the engine tomorrow
Good luck Cornelis!
John in Nanaimo
2013 TW200 - with Shinko 241 front tire, Rox 2" anti-vibe risers, Polisport Touquet handguards, homemade wind deflector, Manracks utility rack
For some reason, I'm drawn to your toolset. Too bad you have to use it. I hope the operation is successful Dr. Cornelis.
Hidden Content A ride in the woods helps me relax and release tension. The fact I'm dragging a body should be entirely irrelevant?
Title had me worried you had suffered a disaster. Nice you are just hammering out some timely maintenance before something serious happened. Now might be a good time to get sealed bearings for the swing arm to avoid any assembly difficulties. Otherwise it can be a challenge getting all the factory bushing seals and swing arm aligned with the frame holes while inserting the pivot bolt.
2003 TW200 "Betty Boop"
2006 TW200 "Nibbler", a.k.a. “Mr.Gizmo"
Hidden Content All Things Considered I’ld Rather Be Motorcycling
Thank you for your encouraging words everyone and I want to let you all know that at least I'm not left by myself but I have a biker friend who offered to help me with the rebuild.
His name is Gavin and this guy has a double garage with 9 bikes with 6 up and running and 3 in various stages of rebuilding, he's a real biker to the bone.
Whenever he's got some spare time he is working and tuning one of his bikes
His latest project is the rebuilding of a Kawasaki ZX11 Turbo
A wide selection of "UAT"s.... Universal Adjusting Tools.
2013 Yamaha TW200
1996 Yamaha TW200
1995 Kawasaki KLR650
2002 Yamaha RoadStar 1600 with sidecar
How many miles did you have on it before the rebuild? What oil and weight did you usually use? Are you going to put a bigger cam and valves while you have it apart? Good luck with your rebuild.
With a bit of practice (and a significant amount of tire smoke), eventually the clutch on the Kwack will give up the ghost - and at exactly that moment, (if you’ve timed it right), that last smack of the hammer will seal the deal
Your friend may go through a few bikes trying this method — but hey — that’s what are friends for ……
The tool in the middle is for adjusting Harley valves and ignition timing.