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Re: Engine Problems
« Reply #45 on: November 12, 2007, 03:39:06 pm »
Thanks for the feedback guys, I get on to ordering the battery and other needed stuff in the cooming next weeks from Claasic Motors..


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Re: Engine Problems
« Reply #46 on: November 17, 2007, 03:18:14 am »
Well I finally got past 500 miles since I put the head back together.  I checked the head bolts which I had tightened to 23 ft/lbs and now found the 4 bolts under the valve covers loose to the point I could unscrew them with my fingers.  I retourqed the bolts and checked the rest of the bike over and found everything else to still be within tolerances.  I guess locktite isn't very useful on these bolts at all.
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Re: Engine Problems
« Reply #47 on: November 19, 2007, 02:12:02 pm »
I'm still trying to remember when people went 55 on the freeway, It's 70-80 buy me.


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Re: Engine Problems
« Reply #48 on: November 19, 2007, 06:00:56 pm »
Where I live (eastern Ky) 70 mph will get you passed by everything in sight on the interstate. Its getting so I will take the backroads, even in my car. Its scary for me to watch these people in SUVs, loaded down with kids, talking on the cell, smoking a cig, and doing 80-90 mph. They think they are driving fortresses, but I've seen those SUVs come apart after rolling down the median at 80-90 mph......Dew.
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Re: Engine Problems
« Reply #49 on: November 19, 2007, 07:04:14 pm »
Re speeding in SUVs, I hear that carmakers are realizing that they may be taking the NVH elimination subject too far, and insulating the driver so much from the road, reduces the realization of the speeds one is doing. There is some thought now about dialling some of the NVH back into the cars in the design offices of performance autos. I am sure that much the same may apply to the Hayabusa etc!
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