Hello what number should I be looking for if I compression test my TW?
If you can't find it, grind it
Thanks for the information. I bought a compressions tester and it only is reading 60psi. This is the first and only time I've used it. I ride my bike everyday and haven't noticed a drop in performance. If the compression is that low (half the recommended minimum) would I notice a difference or is the gauge more likely incorrect? Thanks for any help!!
just checking you had the starter cranking for several seconds with a nice full battery? most wont get full psi on first or second cycle
I did it with the engine cold and hot, full and closed throttle and got the same 60psi reading. My TW is a 2007 not sure if it has a CV carb or frankly what that is. Thanks.
Oh maybe I should add that I bought the compression gauge for a truck but thought I'd test it on the TW because I thought at least it was is good running condition....
2007 has a CV (constant velocity) carb. This type of carb relies on a vacuum on the intake side of things to lift the throttle slide so when the engine is not running i.e when doing a compression test the slide does not open.
But as you say the bike runs fine then maybe your tester is not working properly.